During the reign of the Communist Party a unique situation has come about with the celebration of Christmas and New Year in Russia. Before the revolution in 1917, as in all Christian countries a feast of Christmas was in the first place in Russia. But after the October revolution, the new government began to fight with the old order, including the main winter holiday. Only in the mid-30s of the 20th century people began celebrating, but New Year not Christmas. The Communist Party could not grant permission to celebrate the Christian holiday.
Since then, the New Year is the main winter holiday in Russia, which everybody celebrates in the country. On this day people give each other gifts, wish success in the new year, greet Ded Moroz (Russian Santa Claus) and set the table heaped with food. Also, another main attribute of this holiday is the President’s greeting at exactly 24:00 local time.
Dear readers, Happy New Year! May all your dreams come true; wish you strong health and success in Year of the Rooster!!!
Yakutia Today website editorial staff