Thursday, November 29, 2012

Скоро будет Новый год!

In Russia, the major winter holiday is not Christmas (рождество), it is New Year's (Новый год).

To celebrate the New Year, Russians decorate ёлки (trees), gather with friends and family, and give gifts.  дед мороз also makes his yearly visit, accompanied by his snow-angel grandchildren, and leaves gifts under the ёлки for Russian children.

Whether for New Year's or Christmas, the decorations in the snow-covered Red Square lend a magical excitement to winter in Moscow.  

And now for some New Year's laughs:

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