Aneudy J. Perez Santiago Group 12-302 Date: December 4, 2012
The December holidays are very nice in Russia. Butfirst we have to establish that parties are held, when and why. Because Russia is a largely secular main party called "New Year" and is celebrated in the evening of December 31 to January 1. This is themain party. In recent years, due to the country's opening to the West, is also celebrated "Catholic Christmas" night of 24-25 December. Another festival is "Orthodox Christmas" held the 6-7 of January(due to the difference in the calendars, and that the Orthodox Church has to use the Julian calendar and the Gregorian Catholic). In the end, the night of 12-13 January, the feast is called "Old NewYear" is the "New Year" according to the Julian calendar (which was used before the October Revolution in 1917).
Many people do not bridge party and December 24 to January 13. TheDecember-January holidays are the most beautiful and desired by all Russians. From 1 December all the streets, shops, houses are decorated with garlands, toys, fir. It's a family party. People usually celebrate itat home and around the world these days many gifts. The central figure of the party is Ded Moroz (Santa Claus) which translates as Father Frost. It has a very important characteristic: United StatesSanta Claus comes down the chimney at home, in France (since chimneys are very narrow) coming through the window. Russian Father Frost in sleigh comes with three white horses, knocks on the door andenters with a huge sack full of gifts. The Father Frost comes with her granddaughter named Snegurochka (Snow or Nievecita). Snegurochka is snow and lives with her grandfather in Siberia.
The NewYear holiday tastes like tangerines, as the Soviet Union was an exotic super fruit and sold very little and only in winter, when imported mainly from Morocco. In those days the queues to buy in the...
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