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Russian Christmas and Koliada: the birthday of the Sun



Russian Christmas and Koliada: the birthday of the Sun
Russians have the longest winter holiday in the World. We have twelve days off in January. Look at  the list of Russian winter holidays.  January 1 is  New Year’s day 1 января- Но́вый год Traditions: New Year tree, the Kremlin chimes beating 12 o’clock, champagne. You have to make a wish with every sip of champagne. Every from 12th wishes has to come true in coming year. It is a family holiday, but often often meet “Новый год” in Nature in tourist centers in the forest or in houses in the village. We have no Santa Clause, but we have the Grandfather Frost- Дед Мороз (Ded Moroz). Our Дед Мороз is not alone; he has a granddaughter “Снегурочка-Snow girl”. They both come to good children and give them presents. The oldest Russian New Year’s song “The… | Read more

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