Christmas in Russia
is not surprising that a Winter Wonderland like Russia greets the
Christmas holidays with much cheer and festivities. But did you
know that while Christmas continues to be one of the most importantChristian
holidays in Russia, it is celebrated onJanuary 7th
according to the old Russian calendar? In fact, New Year's Day also
comes one week later still, on January 14th. But contemporary Russians
have come to celebrate New Year's Eve together with the rest of
the world.(or sometimes fun-loving Russians even take the opportunity
to celebrate twice)Bright
lights adorn the streets of big cities and Christmas trees are decked
out in homes everywhere in the hope that Father Frost ("Ded
Moroz") will bring a special treat. In the streets of Moscow
during yule-tide, you may even run into Father Frost and if you
do, be sure to look for his beautiful helper, the Snowmaiden, as
she is never far from him.
Click on our product links above to find the following treasures:
Brightly coloured Christmas ornaments, handcarved Father Frost
sculptures, collectible handpainted or carved Christmas tree ornaments,
porcelain dolls. European-style Santas and angels; handpainted
eggs as tree ornaments.
Also, brightly coloured Russian matrioshka (nesting dolls) in
Santa, Snowman, Nutcracker and Nativity designs.