Navy Day in Russia is celebrated on the last Sunday in July. This holiday originated in the Soviet Union.
Navy Day in the Soviet Union was established by the Council of People's Commissars in 1939. It was celebrated on July 24. In 1980, the presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union moved its date to the last Sunday in July.
After the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the holiday ceased to exist. However, in 2003 President of Russia Vladimir Putin reinstated it as an official memorial day in the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.
Navy Day is celebrated primarily in port cities, where it is marked with official ceremonies, flag hosting, parades, open-air concerts, fireworks displays.
Major events took place in the cities of Saint Petersburg, Sevastopol and Vladivostok, home bases of the Navy’s Baltic, Black Sea and Pacific Fleets.
Navy Day in Vladivostok is usually celebrated with parades of war ships, theatrical performances, rescue operation and battle demonstrations, military marches, the Pacific Fleet Orchestra performance and colorful fireworks displays.