White nights in St. Petersburg begins on may 25-26. At this time evening twilight begin to merge with the morning dawn. Due to the fact that the sun dips behind the horizon only 9 degrees. In the result, night becomes light. On 22 June, the day length is 18 hours 53 minutes. Solstice is observed for three days, after which the length of day is gradually decreasing. July 17 is the end of the white nights.
To see the white nights in St. Petersburg attracts thousands of tourists from all countries. At this time, the city is permeated with romance, guests, and the indigenous people become dreamers. This mood is created due to the fact that all the temples, monuments, bridges, fences, houses become unreal beautiful, a feeling that from the real world tourists were in heaven, where all desires will come true.
In the period of white nights, the city hosts festivals and celebrations. Since 2005, decided to celebrate with a bright and beautiful holiday fabulous alumni under the name "Scarlet sails". Concerts begin on Palace square, the spit of Vasilievsky island. The conclusion is svetodinamichesky show in the Neva river. Three million spectators gather every year to view the multimedia show.
To get to Saint Petersburg from 25 may to 17 Jul, plane tickets need to be booked in advance. All flights are crowded with tourists, who dreams to spend a holiday in the city of white nights.
Hotels are also full. Currently the situation has changed in the city there are many private hotels and Inns, but even they can't accommodate everyone. And reservations are a must first.
Once you have seen the white nights, most tourists return to St. Petersburg again and again, again to feel romantic and plunge into a fabulous atmosphere.