Tourism Day On Bank Of Katun'

The festival “Katun – Aya – celebration of tourism in Altai” was held in Altai district on the last weekend of September. The organizers of the festival were the administration of Altai district with the support of the Department of Altai Krai specialized in the development of tourist-recreational and health resort complexes as well as Regional State Budgetary Institution “Tourist Center of Altai Krai”.

There was organized a fair in the frames of the festival  “Altai Raznosoly”, “Syrnaya Lavochka”, “Altai myod”, “Vinogradno-fruktovaya Raduga”, “Eliksir Zhizni”.

Interesting cultural program, contests and competitions were organized. Besides, the best workers of tourism industry were awarded. In the evening the celebrations were followed by the festival of ballad songs where singers and composers from Altai, Omsk, Kemerovo, Novosibirsk performed their songs together with the folk song company “Pesnokhorki”.

Traditionally, guests had a chance to try Altai fish soup, buckwheat cereals with meat and herbal tea. Tourists were accommodated and several excursion objects were operating. Tourists could walk to Lake Aya, see the Katun' from the observation wheel, go to Pihtoviy Island, Biruzovaya Katun' recreation zone, Tavdinskiye Caves, etc.

Tourist facilities
History Of Holiday

World-wide day of tourism-international holiday, was established in 1979 by the General Assembley of the World Tourism Organization and is celebrated on 27 September. In Russia it has been celebrated since 1983.

The aim of the holiday is to propagandize tourism, the development of international connections, to inform the community about the significance of tourism in economics of countries and regions.

It is the day of employees of tourist's companies, museum employees, managers and the personnel of hotel complexes - those whose profession is to provide people with comfortable and safe rest. The holiday has been celebrated in most of the countries of the world for more than 30 years. Tourist's gatherings, holiday events and festivals take place on this day.


Festival "Katun'-Aya- the holiday of tourism in Altai" took place in village Katun'(tourist's complex "Pechki Lavochki"). Events take place annually.