30 Dec 2013
Archive for 2013
23 Dec 2013
Wish happy holidays to your significant other, friend or family member by sending a stunning Christmas and New Year gift to Russia. Treat them to a delicious fruit basket, a box of gourmet chocolate, charming bouquet of red roses, cuddly teddy bear and their favorite perfume. Be their Santa Claus this holiday season and make sure all their dreams come true!
20 Dec 2013
When you want to see a smile on the face of your special someone, send them a sunny bouquet to Ukraine of fresh orange flowers. To sweeten the impression even more, compliment the gift with a box of gourmet chocolate and a plush teddy bear. For upcoming Christmas, New Year, or just because demonstrate your romantic side and there’s no doubt they will pay you back with their love and devotion!
19 Dec 2013
17 Dec 2013
A breathtaking bouquet of 51 long-stemmed red roses; a gift basket filled with fresh fruit, gourmet chocolate, a bottle of bubbly and a bunch of colorful balloons, is a romantic gift to Russia meant for the dearest person in your life! Just imagine how happy and special she will feel when she finds this amazing surprise at her doorstep!
13 Dec 2013
On a cold winter day send your dear recipient some warmth and sunshine in a beautiful flower basket to Moldova. A rainbow of seasonal flowers nicely arranged in a wicker basket are made to last and bring joy to everyone around. When you need to cheer them up there’s nothing like burst of colors and fresh flowers!
11 Dec 2013
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09 Dec 2013
During the Soviet era, Christmas in Russia was erased from the calendar. However, the need for bright, magical winter holiday remained, and soon Christmas was replaced by New Year. Most Christmas attributes like New Year tree, festive dinner, lights, garlands, firecrackers and of course New Year gifts were transferred to the New Year holiday. Up to this day New Year in Russia is the biggest and most important holiday celebrated with big pomp and enthusiasm throughout the country.
New Year Tree
New Year tree is an integral part of winter holidays in Russia. People start buying and decorating New Year trees a week or two before December, 31 and keep it until Old New Year on January, 13.
There’s a traditions to place two figurines under the New Year tree in Russia, Father Frost (Russian Santa Claus) and his granddaughter Snegurochka (the Snow Maiden). It’s also under the New Year tree where kids find their New Year gifts on the morning of January 1.
Instead of Santa, Russian children believe in the no less mythical Father Frost (Ded Moroz) who wears a long blue or red fur coat, a matching hat, and felt boots. He carries around a large sack with sweets and gifts on his back and a magical stick that has the power to freeze everything around him. Unlike Santa, Father Frost doesn’t have reindeer to fly him around, but instead drives a sled with three horses. His young and beautiful granddaughter Snegurochka (the Snow Maiden) usually helps Ded Moroz with bringing New Year Gifts for kids.
New Year is the biggest celebration of the year in Russia and like any other big holiday in the country it is celebrated with a large feast that starts around 9-10 pm on New Year’s Eve.
New Year in Russia is the time of plenty when tables are breaking under all the delicious traditional dishes including such famous Russian appetizers as meat dumplings (pelmenyi or pierogies), herring salad (Selyodka pod shuboi), meat salad (Olivier), meet and cheese plates, pickled mushrooms, caviar, tangerines and more. Alcohol also flows freely although champagne is usually reserved for the first toast of the New Year just as the chiming clock strikes midnight.
Just before midnight all TV channels show the Russian president who addresses the nation with the short speech in which he reflects on the past year and expresses his hopes for the following one. Right after the speech, the chiming clock on the Kremlin Tower in Moscow is shown counting down the last ten seconds of the year. Sharp at midnight, families and friends stand up, clink their glasses of champagne, wish each other a happy and prosperous new year and exchange gifts.
After raising the first toast people go outside to watch fireworks. Starting fireworks on New Year’s is a very popular activity among both children and adults.
Every family in Russia stays awake at least until 1 am on New Year’s Eve, watching TV, eating and drinking. Later at night many people visit their family and friends and continue celebrating until 5 or 6 in the morning.
If you think that after a celebration of this magnitude it would be hard to return to work, you’re right. Some Russians continue the party by observing Orthodox Christmas, which falls on January 7 , and then Old New Year on January 13. After that, alas, even the Russians have run out of holidays. It’s time to sober up and trudge back to the routine.
06 Dec 2013
Love and romance know no age. Presenting a bouquet of passionate red roses to Ukraine with a cuddly teddy bear and delicious chocolate is a classic token of love and devotion. Feel free to demonstrate your feelings on a special occasion or just because to your dear one and watch them melt with tenderness and affection.