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

Russians Still Can't Decide About St. Valentine's Day
15.02.2012 11:15
Russians Still Can't Decide About St. Valentine's Day

According to a recent opinion poll, St. Valentine's Day has become more popular among Russians, yet this holiday has more opponents than supporters.

      The Superjob research center statistics shows that only 39 percent of Russians, most of them youngsters under the age of 24, were going to celebrate St. Valentine's Day. Against them 44 percent of those who didn't plan to celebrate it. 

      The number of those who are going to celebrate the holiday has slightly increased from 37 percent last year."It's a beautiful holiday which reminds us that love should be fed not only with food but with attention, tenderness and small cute presents," said respondents.

      On the contrary, some Russians said “our culture does not benefit from foreign holidays” or "it is a commercial holiday: not for people but for merchants". 35% of respondents prefer celebrating the Day of Family, Love and Faithfulness, a Russian alternative to St. Valentine's Day, on July 8. That holiday, which is also known as the Day of St. Peter and St. Fevronia, was introduced in 2008 by Russian Government and the Orthodox church. It's more dedicated to traditional family values, children and goodness. 31% think that the best decision is to mark both the holidays. 

      Many Russians also think Women’s Day on March 8 and Men’s Day on February 23 are more suitable days for gifts and celebrations than St. Valentine's Day. Both these holidays are extremely popular in Russia, moreover, they are also state day-offs.

      17% of respondents were rather puzzled to answer if they were going celebrating St. Valentine's Day. "We prefer making romantic evenings when it's convenient for us", "Just love and nothing more", "If I'd only have someone to celebrate with!", some of them said.  


Sources: Novoteka Image: kuzpress

Author: Julia Alieva

Tags: Russian people Russian holidays poll St. Valentine's Day  

Next Previous

You might also find interesting:

Over Half of Russians Miss Soviet Union
Gunman Shoots People in Russian Church, 2 Killed
Over 20 Opposition Activists Detained in Downtown Moscow
Prosecutor Demands Life Sentence for Politkovskaya's Killer
Art Director Will not be Deported from Russia

comments powered by Disqus

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

Russian Parliament in Action

search on the map
Megafon  Lev Gumilev  modern piracy  Dombay  Naryan-Mar   Sergey Goryaev  Russian politics  bear attack  business  videos from Russia  Andrey Kostin  OccupyAbai  Design  Bookshops in Moscow  Novosibirsk  Moscow  Murmansk  Russian business  Tver region  Russian Literature  State Duma  St. Petersburg attractions  Sberbank  State History Museum  Wildberries  Balkans  Archeology  Arkhangelsk  Clownery  biology  Russian Cinema  Visa to Finland  Russian language  Sayano-Shushensky Nature Reserve   protests  Moscow actions  Russian tourism  Volgograd  Football  Tatiana Doronina  Renaissance Construction  Painting  Healthcare  Labor Camps  Soviet Union  Russian history  Opposition  explosion  Omsk  Exhibitions in Moscow 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites