Add to favorite
 
123
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS


Russian Winter Season: A Digest of Russia-InfoCentre Features about the Festivities
December 2, 2011 15:52


In case you didn't know, Russia-InfoCentre has been acquainting the visitors with Russian history and culture since 2004. Naturally, in these 7 years so many articles have been published that it is almost impossible to bring them all to light. And although we always strive to streamline the site's navigation, it is still an arduous task to bring all the different topics and texts to your attention.

This season we decided to help you glide through the Russian winter. The forecasters promise us a "European" winter, meaning it is going to be mild, but the holiday season is nearing, and we wanted to feel the festival glee and to share it with you.

To partake in the festive joy, please follow the Russian Winter tag. You can also click on the lovely Christmas tree in the right sidebar, to get to the tag's page. We will be uploading photos to Facebook page, so follow us there, too. And now we want to guide you through several articles that have already been written about the winter festivities in Russia.

The New Year is without a doubt one of the principal holidays all over the world. Annually people gather either in the warmth of their houses, or in the cold streets, to bid farewell to the going year and to welcome the coming year. According to one of the traditions, "women should wear something new and change their clothes every half an hour, so that new things will be there all the year through". Of course, you cannot do it if you are celebrating the New Year in Red Square. However, if you are inside, you can use the very same tradition to spend an unforgettable night welcoming the new year. Just imagine how many dresses a woman can change in the space of one night...

Read more about the New Year traditions and beliefs and how the New Year has been celebrated from the ancient times to nowadays.

If you are thinking of where to travel in Russia in winter, look no further than Veliky Ustyug - this is where the Russian Father Frost (Ded Moroz, or Santa Claus) lives. Last month one of the favourite folklore characters celebrated his birthday, although in the best traditions of fairy tales his age remains undisclosed.

Read more about Ded Moroz, Veliky Ustyug, and even book your train tickets to visit the homeland of the Russian Father Frost.

Knowing that many of you like the idea of cooking something for the Christmas and New Year table, we thought this recipe of Russian spicy cakes, kozuli (similar to gingerbreads) may well tickle your taste buds. It's easy to bake, and kozulis were historically cooked in Arkhangelsk and Murmansk regions. Imagine explaining to your guests that they are enjoying the delicious traditional Russian cakes!

Prepare the ingredients to cook your own Russian kozuli.

And as we promised, here is what also awaits you this festive season from our team: 

- Christmas markets in Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Yekaterinburg;
- ice rinks in the mentioned 3 cities;
- Russian postal cards, new and old, commemorating Christmas and New Year;
- the unmissable symbols of the Russian New Year (and it's not just the President's Address);
- Russian Christmas tree toys;
- Russian paintings, films, and poems commemorating the winter season;
- a digest of winter resorts and museums to visit;
- and more...

We send you sincere greetings at the start of the winter season (after all, it is December 2), and hope to make it warm, quirky, and unforgettably Russian!

Explore Russia - Book Tours Here

Book unique excursions by locals

Get emotions from Russian art - Book Tickets for events

Russian Train Tickets Booking

Find and book transfer in Russia

Booking.com


Julie Delvaux (cited articles are by Vera Manykina)


Author: Julia Shuvalova

Tags: Russian winter Russian culture Russian traditions   

Next Previous

You might also find interesting:

Tatar People: Their Customs and Traditions Woodwork Tradition in Russia Banya, the Russian Rite of Steam Bath National Russian Dress: Headgears Petrushka and Vertep: On Traditions of Russian Puppet Theatre









Comment on our site


RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

search on the map
TAGS:
Russian retail sector  Smolensk  Yuri Bashmet Winter International Art Festival  Charity  Ski resorts  St. Petersburg  Theatre Festivals  Russian business  Travel  Russian hotels  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  M.Video  Chernaya Rechka  Tragedy  Film Festivals  Festivals in Moscow  Medvedev  Antique  Constructivism  Denis Davydov  US sanctions  Russian trade  Mikhail Bulgakov  Fabio Capello  New Year celebrations  corruption  letter   Russian spacecrafts  North Caucasus  Russian Cinema  Beslan  Russian regions  Europeans 2012  Burial Grounds  Moscow  Mirax Group  Sergey Bodrov Sr.  Russian tourists  Ludmila Senchina  travel to Russia  parking fees  Paleontology  Russian tourism  Saint Petersburg  Mikhailovskoye  Hermitage Museum  Exhibitions in Moscow  Virtual Reality  Russian military leaders  Artificial Heart 


Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites