Members of the pop duo Galibri & Mavik performed for the graduates at the Scarlet Sails festival in St. Petersburg and wished them to find their calling in life and be happy.
“Be responsible, punctual, hardworking, find your favorite thing in life,” the musicians said.
They also commented that their proms were “fun in their own way” but not as spectacular.
The singers performed their famous hits, including “Carnival” and “Federico Fellini”.
Earlier that day, singer Polina Gagarina, who became one of the headliners of the concert at the Scarlet Sails alumni festival in the Northern Capital, congratulated the former schoolchildren on their freedom.
Also, the popular rock band The Hatters performed at the graduation party. Festival visitors sang along with the musicians lines from the song “Dances”.
In addition, it became known that the group “Hands Up” together with soloist Sergei Zhukov took the stage as a secret headliner of the holiday for graduates.
The concert part ended with colorful fireworks. Yesterday’s schoolchildren admired the pyrotechnic show in the Neva, took photos and made wishes.
After that, the brig “Russia” with scarlet sails passed in front of former schoolchildren at the main holiday of graduates in St. Petersburg. A similar but smaller event was held for children in Mariupol.
Graduates from different cities said that they dreamed of attending the Scarlet Sails festival. Former schoolchildren note that this holiday for them is a wonderful and significant end to their school years, a kind of transition to adulthood.
The Scarlet Sails ceremony was opened by the governor of St. Petersburg, Alexander Beglov, with a blow to the bell. The head of the region addressed parting words to the graduates, wishing them to conquer new heights, to work for the good of the Motherland.
In addition, Beglov noted the importance of the presence of graduates from Donbass and Mariupol at the celebration.
For the first time, “Scarlet Sails” was held in 1968. In the 1990s, the holiday was not celebrated, and in 2005 the celebration was revived by JSC AB Rossiya, Channel Five and the government of St. Petersburg.