In our daily life, we constantly wait for the holidays. Holidays are maybe one of those rare days we like to get up in the mornings. We normally wish to celebrate our holidays with our loved one, especially with the person closest to our heart. Holidays in Russia are an important part of culture which helps to understand the Russian women much better. Like the rest of the world, the Russian women also like to celebrate the holidays. Along with the traditional holidays, they also celebrate International holidays. So if you are planning to date a Russian girl, you need to know about the holidays of Russia and how to celebrate them with your Russian woman.
Some of the most important Russian holidays are :
The Russians celebrate New Year during 1st—5th January. New Year’s Day is normally a family affair with Champagne in midnight. After that, people go out for a stroll in the road, wait for presents from Father Frost and snow maiden. The kids often find their presents under the tree.
Russian Orthodox Christmas
According to the Julian calendar, the orthodox church of Russia celebrates Christmas on 7th January. The period from 7th January to 19th January is celebrated as Saints Day. It ends in the day of the christening of baby Jesus Christ.
If you are to woo a Russian girl, then no other day is better than the Valentine’s Day. Although a relatively new tradition, this festival is getting popular day by day. The couples exchange gifts and flowers and celebrate the day of love with grandeur.
Defender of Fatherland’s Day
The 23rd of February is celebrated as the Defender of the Fatherland’s Day at Russia.
International Women’s Day
The International Women’s day is celebrated on the 8th March at Russia. One of the most important holidays of Russia, this day is to celebrate women hood in Russia. The day is the combination of Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day in Russia. All the male population of Russia present flowers or the others gifts to the women of their life. If you are trying to impress any girls from Russia, this day is perfect to make her feel extra special.
After the Catholic Easter, the Russian Orthodox Easter is celebrated in Russia for two weeks. Easter is celebrated with traditional fruit and nut yeast cake ‘Kulich’ and the colorful Easter eggs called ‘Pysanky’. These colorful eggs are one of the traditional gifts that are exchanged among the friends and the family of Russia.
International Spring and Labor Day
During the Soviet time, the 1st May was a very important day celebrated as the Labor Day. It is celebrated with Parade, Grandeur, and festivities. Nowadays this day is celebrated as a fun-filled family affair.
Russia celebrates the victory in World War II on 9th May. This day is normally dedicated to the survivors of the World War II. The respect is also shown to the soldier who had died during the war.
On June 12, 1990, Russia celebrates the Declaration of Sovereignty of Russian Federation. On 2002, it was named as Russia Day. It is also known as the Russian Independence day.
The Unity day or National Reconciliation day is celebrated on November 7th at Russia. Formally it was celebrated as National Revolution day. Originally it is the anniversary of Socialist Revolution of October 1917, the establishment of communist power in Russia.
The other famous festivals of Russia are,
Old New Year’s Day celebrated on January 14,
The students and women celebrate Tatiana’s day at January 25,
The Cosmonautics Day is celebrated on April 12.
The Ivan Kupala’s day is celebrated on June 24.
October 31 is celebrated as Halloween’s day.
November 4 is celebrated as the day of National Unity.
The Constitution Day is celebrated on December 12.
As we can see, like the other parts of the world, Russia also celebrate the wonder of the life through its various Holidays. The holidays bring happiness and prosperity to the life of all the people of Russia.