Happy New Year to all readers of my blog! I wish you all the best of love, happiness and success in 2015!!! Thank you very much for staying with me for all the 2014!!! It has been a great year for my blog! I greatly enjoyed your thoughtful letters and comments and your interest to my posts!
New Year’s Eve is The Biggest Holiday in Russia! So, I would like to briefly share with you why it is so important, what we hope to get every New Year and what we do during this magic night!
Buying and decorating a Christmas tree is a must for most households. If there are children in the household – it is an especially important and fun activity. Most families have a set of Christmas decorations that were cherished in a family for years if not decades. Those are being put to use! People prefer to have live trees and usually keep them for a while (since it is a pain and no fun to un-decorate them and dispose of the tree)
The biggest activity for the New Year’s Eve is actually eating! We do put a lot of effort in cooking a festive meal to share with family and friends. New Year’s Eve is a night to spend at home for most of us. It is not about going to bars or clubs. Young people may celebrate the brink of the year with parents and then go clubbing, but most people do stay at home and spend most of Dec 31st cooking and all the night eating
At night – we start the feast at 11-11:30 pm. We start it with saying good bye to the previous year. Then there is always a president’s speech on TV 10 min or so before the midnight. If you watch TV (and all people do) – it is unavoidable, since it is on all channels. And at midnight – we see the main clock on the Red Square beat 12, drink champagne and make a wish. This wish is bound to come true!
May your wishes come true this year and New Year resolutions keep true for more than a first week! I wish you the Happy and Wonderful 2015 and will be back with you after Jan 11th!
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