June 6, The Day of the Irkutsk city
Irkutsk city celebrates the Day of the Irkutsk city on the 1st Saturday of June. In 2015, this date - June 6th. Irkutsk was founded in 1661 by Cossacks led by Jakov Pokhabov as a fort at the confluence of the Irkut and Angara rivers. In 2011, in honor of the 350th anniversary of the city of Irkutsk there were established many new monuments (for example, a monument to "Founders of Irkutsk", Moscow Gates), it was built the 130th District, a favorite place for citizen and guests of our city and so on. Traditionally, the Day of the Irkutsk city includes a grandiose carnival, entertainment, concerts and fireworks.