Did you know that they celebrate Valentine’s Day is Russia? They do, they also have another wonderful holiday, which is typically celebrated with romantic gestures and gifts such as flowers, candlelight dinners and beautiful heart-themed jewelry. The...

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Posted in Traditions in Russia by Arina Anashkina

Happy Russian Old New Year!

It may sound strange to some Americans… "Happy Old New Year," but it makes a lot of sense to Russians. In Russia many will celebrate the new year with friends, family, presents, and vodka. The new year came to be one of the best holidays ever for Rus...

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Posted in Traditions in Russia by Lindsey Mae

Is it Santa or Ded Moroz in Russia?

At first glance the Russian Santa (Дед Мороз), also called Father Frost, Ded Moroz, and Grandfather Frost, looks like the American Santa Claus… but with a closer look you will notice a few differences. Yes, they both wear boots, a coat, and they both...

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Posted in Traditions in Russia by Lindsey Mae

Do Russians celebrate Valentine's Day?

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Valentine's Day the Russian Way

Of course cards, flowers, chocolate, and teddy bears, and other gifts are given away each year to lovely ladies and (sometimes) kind gentlemen on February 14th. Perhaps items involving cupids, doves, or the heart shape ...

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Posted in Traditions in Russia by Lindsey Mae
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