Yenisey Uha (fish soup) Holiday

The festival-holiday "Yenisei uha (fish soup)" is the annual holiday of fishermen, which is held in the second decade of July in the village of Ust-Kem in the Yenisei district. The holiday gathers thousands of spectators and participants not only from the cities and districts of the Krasnoyarsk Region, but also from other regions of Siberia on the banks of the Yenisei River. In 2019, it is dedicated to the celebration of the 400th anniversary of the town of Yeniseisk and will be held on August 9 and 10.

The main hero of this colorful event is a fish soup (uha) cooked of various kinds of fish caught in the Yenisei. In the culinary competition of the best folk fish soup, the best professional fish soup, the best cold fish dish are determined, and each guest can taste any fish dishes and taste the hot, freshly cooked fish soup. In addition to the culinary courtyards there are such activities as contests for the richest catch, craftsmen's workshops, puppet shows, game programs, shows of cartoons and films. The holiday ends with a concert, campfire songs, a disco and fireworks.