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EASY LEARNING way
The most anticipated and loved holiday in Russia is
НОВЫЙ ГОД [novi god] -New Years Eve.
To wish somebody a happy New Year, say
С НОВЫМ ГОДОМ! [s novym godam!] Happy new year!
As the Cremlin Clock strikes 12-no joke, every household will have a live broadcast from the Red Square- you’ll hear Russians shouting
С НОВЫМ ГОДОМ! С НОВЫМ СЧАСТЬЕМ! [s novym godam! S novym shchastyem!] Happy new year! Happy new happiness!
As the Soviet legacy is slowly becoming a thing of the past, Russians are warming more and more towards
РОЖДЕСТВО [razhdiestvoh] Christmas,
which Russian Orthodox Church celebrates on the 7th of January!
ВЕСЁЛОГО РОЖДЕСТВА! [vyesyolava razhduestva!] Merry Christmas!
The Russians are not too bothered about Christmas gifts, but we wouldn’t advise you to pay urn up at a New Year’s Eve party if you don’t have
НОВОГОДНИЙ ПОДАРОК [navagodniy pahdahrahk] New Years present.
Did you know that Russian Santa Claus is actually called Father Frost? That’s
ДЕД МОРОЗ [dyed mahros] in Russian.
And, he is not accompanied by the Reindeer. He has a granddaughter called
СНЕГУРОЧКА [snyegoorachka] Snowgirl
to help him.
Just like we do over here, Russians looove some snow over the Christmas holidays.
СНЕГ [snyeg] snow❄️❄️❄️
And of course, they never forget about Christmas tree, which is
НОВОГОДНИЕ РАСПРОДАЖИ [navagodneeyeh raspradahzhi]
are now part and parcel of Christmas festivities. They usually start after NYE and are hence called New Year sales.