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Category Archives: Russian Celebrations (праздники)

08 May
2021
A Short History of День Победы Victory Day is one of the most important celebrations in Russia. It marks the end of the Great Patriotic War (1941-1945). On 8 May 1944 at 22.45, Berlin time, Nazi ...
06 May
2021
Victory Day in Russia is coming up at the end of this week, and as usual, there is plenty planned. The annual parade will take place this year, having been postponed last year due to the ...
02 May
2021
This year Russian Easter (Пасха) falls on 2 May. Пасха is the largest Russian Orthodox celebration of the year and calls for a lot of entertaining. At the heart of which, of course, lies food! ...
08 Mar
2021
Happy International Women’s Day! С восьмым марта! Today is the day where, all around the world, women are celebrated and appreciated. Different countries celebrate this holiday in various ...
23 Feb
2021
Yesterday, the historic celebration of ‘Defender of the Fatherland Day’, or День Защитника Отечества in Russian, took place. It’s a tradition already entrenched in history, but ...
22 May
2020
I remember exactly the night before I had to leave Petersburg. It was the 31st of March, the night was mild and I sat on a bench in a park with my friends, enjoying our last moments together. ...
08 May
2020
May 9th, 2020 will mark the 75th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany and the end of the Great Patriotic War. The war lasted from 1941 to 1945 and during that time the Soviet Union ...
27 Jan
2020
Different nations — different customs! In every country people have different traditions on how to celebrate birthdays. In Austria it is usually a small family gathering for dinner, whereas in ...
19 Dec
2019
Russia’s most popular holiday is just around the corner. Can you guess which one is it? It’s the New Year (Новый Год)! That’s right, in Russia the New Year beats Christmas in its importance. The ...
22 Nov
2019
It is interesting how different countries have different dates for Mother’s Day! If you are Russian, then keep in mind, this Sunday, on the 24th of November, Mother’s Day is celebrated in Russia! ...
01 Nov
2019
Russia’s most anonymous holiday is celebrated on the 4th of November. The holiday is named Unity Day (День народного единства) and despite the fact that the majority of Russian doesn’t know why ...
05 Sep
2019
Moscow City Day (День города Москвы) is an annual celebration of, as the name indicates, the city of Moscow. It is celebrated on the first or second Saturday of September meaning that this year, ...