Russian winter festivals’
Project by Kyarimova Malika,
Russian winter is rich in
festivals. We want to tell
you about Russian
The first in our list is New Year. New
Year is one of the most famous
Russian festivals. This day is always
connected with people and dreams.
It is a pleasant moment to get
presents on the New Year’s Eve
Also on the New Year’s Eve in the famous places New
Year’s trees are put. These trees are very beautiful. They
are decorated with beautiful balls, coloured lights, toys
and a big star on the top.
On the New Year’s night people
believe in dreams come true. On
the New Year’s Eve every
member of the family does his or
her deals. Mum makes the gala
dinner. Father goes shopping.
Children decorate the New Year’s
tree. At 12 o’clock all members
of the family gather around the
table. On the New Year
everybody is happy.
Christmas is a Christian holiday that
celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. For
millions of Christians throughout the
world it is the happiest and the busiest
time of the year.
. Many Christians celebrate Christmas from January 7 till January 19.
People decorate their flats with different decorations. It’s a sacred festival
and orthodox believers gather in the churches. They listen to prayers
from the Bible. At Christmas people tell fortunes, eat pancakes. And
some people swim in the hole in the ice. For Christians around the world
the light Christmas holiday has a warm, touching character.
Another winter festival is
Maslenitza. This holiday is
associated with the winter’s
leaving and the spring’s
It lasts from Monday till Sunday. On these
days people eat pancakes, cheesecakes.
While Maslenitsa the fair, in which free
pancakes are handed out , is held. People
light fireworks. People stand in the khorovod
and sing Russian folk songs. The festival
always ends in burning a straw man.
Maslenitza begins after the Lent. It is the
strictest and long fast, it lasts 7 weeks.
St. Valentine’s Day is one of the
international holidays and now
holiday in Russia.
St. Valentine’s Day is the
second largest card-sending
holiday of the year.
On this day many people make a
declaration of love and propose
marriage. If they have already found
the love, they remind about love and
give presents to each other. The symbol
of this holiday is a valentine. Most
people send «valentines». Valentines
can be anonymous. Valentines can be
heart-shaped. People buy valentines or
make them themselves. I love this
holiday because it gives people
happiness. For sweethearts this holiday
is another way to show their love.