Over 200,000 people in more than 100 cities across Russia participated in the National Family Parade

Moscow, July 10, 2024

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More than 200,000 people in over 100 cities across Russia participated in the National Family Parade, reports Patriarchia.ru. The parade was organized as part of the national "Day of Family, Love, and Fidelity," established by a decree of President Vladimir Putin on June 28, 2022.

July 8, 2024, became a day when many families gathered together, young and old, to support and celebrate the importance of traditional family values for the future of their country.

The National Family Parade was held with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia. Throughout the country, metropolitanates, dioceses, and parishes actively provided various organizational support for the nationwide event.

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In Moscow, a large-scale march of the National Family Parade took place in the Moscow “VDNH” Park under the banner, “Russia—the Family of Families.” The parade was attended by large families, famous athletes and cultural figures, politicians, and representatives of public organizations.

After the march, the guests were treated to a concert, during which large families were awarded for their contribution to strengthening family values.

Photo: Andrey Tishin / Life.ru Photo: Andrey Tishin / Life.ru     

"There should be more holidays dedicated to the family in Russia. This affirms the country's course towards traditional family values," noted parade participant Hero of Russia Igor Zadorozhny. "We came to support this holiday. It was established by the decree of the President of Russia to ensure that our country stays on course for traditional values, fidelity, and family. It is very good that this is happening. This is how we do it in our large family: We build relationships on love and understanding. We have five boys and one girl,” he shared.

Near the concert venue, there were interactive zones where everyone could participate in round dances, singing, dancing, sports, master classes, and other activities. Guests were also treated to refreshments, board games, and family drawing workshops.

Compiled from materials from the "Spas" TV channel.


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