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An annual celebration timed to the day when Valdai received the status of a city. The holiday starts with a thanksgiving service at the Trinity Cathedral and a parade featuring the employees of plants, factories, companies and other institutions. It ends at midnight with festive fireworks. The lake’s embankment hosts an inter-district festival: “Play, my accordion! Sing chastushkas!” A City of Masters is open during the festival.