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Holidays and tradition in Russia and English-speaking countries bertucho bertucho
Holidays and tradition in Russia and English-speaking countriesEvery nation and every country has its own customs and traditions. But there are also inter
national holidays which are celebrated in all countries world-wide. They are: Christmas, New Year, Easter and St. Valentine's day. Christmas comes but once a year. Christmas is a traditional family reunion day. On this day, many people attend a church ser
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ice, open their presents and eat a Christmas dinner. In Britain, Christmas is the most important public holiday of the year. It combines the custom of giving gifts with the tradition of spending this day with the family. Every year a huge Christmas tree,
t he gift of the Norwegian people, graces Trafalgar square. In Russia Christmas is celebrated on the 7 th
of January. On this day people celebrate the birthday of Jesus Christ. New Year is a public holiday but it is not marked with any particular custom in Br
itain and America, yet it has a joyful celebration in Russia. People stay awake until after midnight on December 31 st
to watch the Old Year out and the New Year in. Many parties are given on this night. Theatres, night clubs and streets are crowded. Easter
is one of the most important Christian holiday. It is traditionally associated with Easter eggs and with the coming of spring, and most churches are specially decorated with flowers for the service held on Easter Day. There is a popular belief that weari
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g three new things on Easter will bring good luck. St. Valentine's day is not the official holiday in most countries. February 14 is the day of lovers. Boys and girls, sweethearts and lovers, husbands and wives,



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