The Russian Community Center of Seattle will hold its annual St. Tatiana’s Day Ball on Sunday, January 31, 2016. We’ll welcome you with a complimentary glass of champagne! Enjoy a traditional Russian buffet and dance to the music of the Bert Carlson International Dance Band. Don’t miss the crowning of the Princess of the Ball!
Advance tickets are $40 for adults and $30 for students and may be purchased at:
At the door tickets will be $50 for adults and $40 for students.
The University of Moscow was founded by Empress Elizabeth in 1755, on January 25th – St. Tatiana’s day – and St. Tatiana was named its patron saint. Since that time, St. Tatiana has been the patron saint of all students and St. Tatiana’s day has been celebrated as Russian Students’ Day.
Catherine the Great created the St. Tatiana’s Day Ball, which featured food, drinks, dancing, and selection of the Princess of the Ball. The Princess was chosen from among the single women in attendance. She was selected based upon her gown, dancing ability, cordiality, and beauty. Traditionally, the St. Tatiana’s Day Ball was the first major festive event following the Nativity Lent.
In 2005, St. Tatiana’s Day was affirmed as the official Students’ Day in Russia by Presidential decree.