Vladivostok marks the 21st Tiger Day

Vladivostok marks the 21st Tiger Day

27 September 2020

Even though this year Vladivostok residents had to give up the traditional parade on 27 September, Tiger Day, various activities and flash mobs took place to mark the event.


In the morning of 27 September, a special event dedicated to Tiger Day was held in the passenger terminal of Vladivostok International Airport. It was organised by the airport together with the Amur Tiger Centre.


A person dressed in a tiger costume greeted airport guests and handed out gifts featuring the image of the striped predator, while members of the Hell Cheer children's cheerleading team, which is part of the Ippon mixed martial arts club, a partner of the Amur Tiger Centre, prepared and performed a themed dance flash mob.


Vladivostok residents could also participate in the Amur Tiger Day city quest. A photo zone was organised along a gastronomic street, which ran along the Sportivnaya Embankment, and the tiger Amurchik greeted visitors of the embankment with gifts from the Amur Tiger Centre. City dance and vocal groups performed at the festival, and awards were given to the winners of city competitions, such as the Protect Nature poetry reciting competition, the Master of the Ussuri Taiga drawing contest, the Ekomoda fashion show and the Show the Tiger photo competition.


The regional branch of the Creative Union of Artists of Russia presented a tiger exhibition. The main condition for artists was to paint unusual pictures of tigers.


A craftsmen street offered an exhibition of handicrafts in the Admiral garden square, and a festive show was held there as well.


Before that, on 25 September, the village of Krasny Yar, the centre of Bikin National Park, opened a day care centre and a block of flats for park employees as part of the Tiger Day festivities.


The opening ceremony for the new administrative complex of the Primorye Territory Department of Hunting Supervision, established by the Amur Tiger Centre with support from sponsor organisations, took place in Ussuriysk on 26 September.


In the evening of 26 September, the Primorye stage of the Mariinsky Theatre hosted a reception to mark the 21st Tiger Day and present conservationists with awards.