About the holiday:
Every year Old Arbat Street becomes a place of the soap bubbles holiday called "Dreamflash". Several thousands of people come to the street in colorful and original costumes to sing, hug each other and blow soap bubbles. It is a holiday of spring and warmth, a carnival, at which you can meet Captain Jack Sparrow, a couple of crooks of the book "The Golden Key, or the Adventures of Buratino" by Aleksey Tolstoy (based on the novel "The Adventures of Pinocchio") - Alice the Fox and Basilio the Cat, Ronald McDonald, Pacman, forest fairies and mysterious people in masks. Acrobats on stilts in carnival costumes add to the procession a special appeal. In the colorful flow, you will meet lots of young ladies suggesting you to hug them and musicians. Also, you will see the most original devices for making soap bubbles.
"Dreamflash" takes place not only in Moscow, but in other cities of Russia and foreign countires. After the festival, participants of the procession share with each other photos and new ideas for the next events. They start to get ready for the festival with a great responsibility several months before it. The results are impressive - so many original costumes, every of which is special! It's a real, very kind and funny holiday with endless motion of multicolored soap bubbles.
Photos from Dreamflash in 2011 (the author - prevedva):