The Day of Family, Love and Fidelity is celebratedin all cities of Russia on July 8 for several years.The date of the celebration was chosennot by chance but coincides with the memorable day of Saints Peter and Fevronia of Murom. The life of Orthodox spouses is an example of Christian marriage and a symbol of ideal family relationships.
”The Tale of Peter and Fevronia of Murom” was written in the 16th century by the monk Yermolay-Erasmus (Yermolay the Sinful), and the work immediately became a favorite reading for the literate people. It was widely distributed and passed from mouth to mouth. Thus, the genre of a love story with a mixture of pagan and Orthodox plots appearedin ancient Russian literature for thefirst time. The full text of the story is known only to narrow specialists, but the story of incredible love that has gone into the world is still remembered and retold.
The monument-fountain to Peter and Fevronia in Yoshkar-Ola is a harmonious combination of a sculptural composition and a complex multi-level cascade.
The monument was erectedon November 4, 2010.
The sculptor is Kovalchuk Andrey Nikolaevich.