Holiday in Russia
HOLIDAYS IN RUSSIA
There are many national holidays in Russia, when people all over the
country do not ,Twork and have special celebrations.
The major holidays are: New Year's Day, Women's Day, May Day, Victory
Day, and Independence Day.
The first holiday of the year is New Year's Day. People see the new
year in at midnight on the 31st of December. They greet the new year with
champagne and listen to the Kremlin chimes beating 12 o'clock.
There are lots of New Year traditions in Russia. In every home there is
a New Year tree glittering with coloured lights and decorations. Children
always wait for Father Frost to come and give them a present. Many people
consider New Year's Day to be a family holiday. But the young prefer to
have New Year parties of their own.
A renewed holiday in our country is Christmas. It is celebrated on the
7th of January. It's a religious holiday and a lot of people go to church
services on that day.
On the 8th of March we celebrate Women's Day when men are supposed to do
everything about the house and cook all the meals.
The greatest national holiday in our country is Victory Day. On the 9th
of May, 1945, the Soviet Army and its allies completely defeated the
German fascists and the Second World War and the Great Patriotic War
ended. This year we celebrated the 54th anniversary(годовщина) of this
great event. A magnificent memorial on Poklonnaya Gora has been built to
commemorate the Victory. Many veterans took part in the military parade
and laid wreaths on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. All stood in silence
for a minute. Radio and television broadcast popular war songs all day
long. A lot of guests from different countries of the world came to
Moscow to participate in the celebrations.
Independence Day is a new holiday in our country. On the 12th of June,
1992, the first President of Russia was elected.
We also celebrate Day of the Defender of Motherland on the 23d of
February, Easter, Day of Knowledge and lots of professional holidays which
are not public holidays and banks, offices and schools do not close.