Happy New year and merry Christmas
Winter is the time of year when nature works wonders. Beautiful frost patterns on the Windows, carved snowflakes, trees in frost – it seems like hundreds of little fairy men work at night to create this beauty. Also do not forget about the winter holidays, which are one of the favorites for many Russians. Turmoil, decorated Christmas trees, tables, lots of gifts, and this is just part of the good moments that happen these days. Happy New year and Christmas is vividly remembered for a long time. Many families have traditions that are passed down from generation to generation. Following them, you can immerse yourself in the special atmosphere of celebration. How to celebrate the holidays? Whether or not to give gifts? To these questions we seek the answers in the article.
Where went the tradition of celebrating the New year?
Russian New year and Christmas holidays, who love not only children but also adults. At this time, I want to believe in miracles and fairy tale. But it was not always so. Who introduced the tradition to celebrate the calendar year, which only came? The roots of the festival goes to the XV century. He then wore a completely different character. On the main square gathered people who believe in God. At the head stood a Prince and Metropolitan, which were sprinkled all present with Holy water. The holiday fell at the beginning of September meant the end of the field work. In this day it was customary to wear the most beautiful clothes, to give alms and to help the crippled.
Everything changed after Peter introduced his reforms. The new year was celebrated on 1 January. Since that time, there was a tradition to decorate the Christmas tree. And not toys, and all that is at hand. It could be cakes, candies, nuts, cakes and much more.
Opinion polls show that the most favorite holidays of Russians are the New year, Christmas. Traditions are passed from old people to young people. In recent years it has become customary to spend the holidays with family. How to make a celebration memorable guests? This is what we will talk further.
Greetings for kids. How to make a holiday memorable and vivid?
Winter holidays is eagerly awaited by children. They believe in miracles and fairy tale, so you need to make sure they were ecstatic. For children happy New year and Christmas must be accompanied by the arrival in the house of Grandfather Frost and snow Maiden. Without these fantastic heroes celebration will not work.
In recent years, many parents have their special animation studios and agencies. But it is a lot, about five thousand rubles. And it's only half an hour spent with the child. Program congratulations to the animators pretty standard. It includes the following activities:
Familiarity with the child.
Dance around the Christmas tree.
Guidance on good behavior and study.
If you want to have a happy New year and Christmas child remember for a long time, it is possible to play the roles of fairy tale characters yourself, or to ask to do your family and friends. For these purposes will need costumes. You can take them at the property or to sew in the Studio. The advantage is that the program congratulations, you will be able to compose individually for your child, consider all his fantasies and desires. In addition, choose a suitable time that will suit you. Oh and don't forget about the financial side of the issue. Every year the prices for services of animators to grow, and spending money on a costume once, you can use it every year.
The age of gadgets
Except for children, you need to be sure to congratulate co-workers, and acquaintances. That was not expensive enough to write a TEXT message to your phone. Start to send congratulations to you on December 31. Remember that you should not write messages in the praises and words of love, it is better to say in person. The message should be concise and solemn. For example: "I heartily congratulate you on the upcoming holidays. May your home be full of love, care, affection, and let you accompany luck and success, and in pockets always money. A good New year and Christmas!"
You should consider some important points when sending SMS messages for the holidays:
congratulations should be short and concise, you will agree, not very convenient to read the whole poem, which come one after another
make sure that your account had money
remember that millions of people want to congratulate their relatives and friends, so after midnight the operator's network is very overloaded.
In the era of modern gadgets congratulations on the triumph of steel take no more than five minutes.
Greetings for loved ones
In the holiday bustle we must not forget about the native people, they are extraordinary and interesting surprises. It doesn't have to be expensive gifts (diamonds, car, trip to the Islands), you can use common verbal greetings with New year and Christmas. The prose needs to be sincere. Explain how much you love your loved ones how you value them. Sometimes these revelations are more valuable than any gifts.
An example is the following lines: "Dear family, how wonderful that on this special day, we gathered around the table. There are no words to Express my gratitude. I love you very much and I am proud that I have you!" Of course, this is only the outline, each words individually.
On the eve of holidays I would like to please family and loved ones something unusual. Gifts for New year and Christmas can be very diverse. Here is a list of the most popular products:
Jewelry. It can be earrings, chains and pendants. Many people prefer to make products to order with a special engraving. This gift is especially pleasant and roads. Ring is not necessary to give, as the message may be interpreted differently.
Technique. Who among us does not dream about a new model of phone or laptop? The price of such goods is rather big, but the holiday happens once a year.
Cosmetics. Such gifts are quite difficult to choose, you need to know the tastes and preferences of the person for whom prepared a surprise. However cosmetics give very often.
Toys. Paradoxically, soft bears give even adult girls. Every Mature man in the shower baby, why these goods are quite relevant.
Flowers. Pleased to receive a bouquet of fresh roses in the cold of winter.
Another popular option of gift – cards with New year and Christmas. It would seem that this might be unusual? But some copies are quite expensive. They are made by hand, to order, in a single copy.
A Christmas tradition
Any holiday has its own characteristics, the New year is no exception. In Russia there are a number of traditions observed by many families. Here are the most known:
To decorate the Christmas tree. A couple of years ago, it was fashionable to decorate the Christmas tree with the help of designers. But recently returned the tradition to hang on the pine nuts, wrapped in foil, wooden toys, beads, crafts, made with his own hands. With them, the tree comes alive. The great demand for the Soviet fur-tree toys and ornaments made of glass.
Make a wish under the chiming clock. There is even a ritual to write down our plans on paper, burn it, pour the ashes into a champagne glass and drink. And all these actions must be done until the clock strikes on the main square. Many people say that wishes do come true.
To give cards with New year and Christmas. There are families that collect the entire collection of such products. Then they are passed on from generation to generation. For many, the best gift – made with their own hands. With the exception of not getting cards. In our days there are many techniques for the implementation of figures: quilling, scrapbooking, patterns with beads, threads and more.
To invite Santa Claus and snow maiden. It is an integral holiday tradition, especially for children. Do not forget about the costumes that should be on the kids. They can be made yourself or purchased at the store.
Actually a lot of traditions in every family.
Christmas time – a time when all problems and concerns should take second place. This is the main holiday of the Christians after Easter. It is not surprising, because, according to legend, on the night of 6 to 7 January, there appeared Jesus Christ.
Unlike New year, Christmas was celebrated in Russia with 388. It was believed that on this day the heavens open and all that happens is not accidental. One of the main traditions was going to Church. People wore beautiful attire and went to worship God. Later we came to customs in the form of clowns, carols and many others.
Christmas for kids is one of the most beloved celebrations. The older kids happy to dress up, go to the neighbors, friends, sing carols, praise of Christ, and wish happiness and health to hosts. For this they reward with sweets, gifts. Doing this usually boys. The task of the girls to help in every way to sing along, much to the hosts of good health.
Whether you need in advance to prepare for the holiday?
Since ancient times the custom to prepare for the celebration in advance. The hostess will need to clean the house, prepare a new tablecloth for the table. It is advisable to fast if you are not able to completely abandon the prohibited foods, you can do special fasting days.
Children must learn the Christmas carols that will be performed for adults. Also should take care of the costumes.
The mystery of Christmas eve
Christmas eve – Christmas eve. You have it on the evening of 6 January. On this day it is tradition not to eat until the sky the first star. The hostess needs to set the table. Treat mandatory kutia (porridge with fruit), uzvar (stewed fruit).
If you follow tradition, the festive table must be covered in advance of the arrival of guests. On the edge of the table to place the head of garlic to protect themselves from evil spirits, under the tablecloth to put a bundle of straw, a tribute to the Christ who was born in the hayloft. After the table is set, you can go to Church and later to regale and entertain guests.
A special role in this day is given to the children. Those who learned Christmas songs, have to fulfill them. Leave without gifts kids can not, it is a sin. Even small treats or candy will be enough.
Christmas is one of the most favorite holidays in Russia. Our time has preserved many customs and traditions that are followed till now. Here are the main ones:
To carry the cross the Lord's supper. Many prepare special porridge called kutya. Traditionally, it is brewed from wheat, but have recently become trendy with different variations (rice, millet, buckwheat). Porridge definitely need to add honey or jam. You can also put nuts, dried fruits. To start the meal need with this dish. It is mainly on the holiday table.
Caroling. The tradition came to us from pagan times, but was well established in our culture. Carolers dressed in hilarious costumes from scrap materials make the star of Bethlehem, symbolizing the birth of Christ. Sung mostly only boys. And girls want the good owners. This game is perfect for children and teenagers. Besides a good mood you can get gifts and various Goodies. Christmas for kids – holiday, when dreams come true.
Christmas divination. The Church does not support data fun. But many girls waiting for the tide to begin to guess. It is believed that at this time, you can know the future. Types of divination a huge amount. The most popular are the fortune-telling by wax. To do this, a piece of candle need to melt and pour into cold water. According to the formed pattern to explain the message.
Put a lighted candle on the window. This tradition came to us from the last century. According to legend, Mary and Joseph walked a long time before finding a place where she will deliver babies. The owners of the houses refused them in bed. So I had to go to the barn, where was born Jesus. The legend says that on Christmas Eve on the window have to be a lighted candle as a symbol of the fact that the owners with love ready to receive guest.
This is only a part of the traditions followed by Christians, but every family has their customs, developed over the years.
For many, winter holidays are the most favorite. Beautiful weather, lots of gifts, a weekend — it gives a good mood. The main celebrations are held in the squares of cities. Concerts, shows, entertainment, festivities — what could be more fun?
Many people wonder what should be the greeting of the New year and Christmas. It all depends on whom is addressed the message. The main rule is that the words came from the heart. Congratulations may be in verse or prose. To come up with them better on their own, but, if it does not, you can order the author.
About gifts better to think in advance around the holidays to buy something decent impossible. Huge demand leads to increased prices, it also must be considered.
Holidays New year, Christmas is one of the most beloved in Russia. Mark them clearly. Arranged national celebrations, every town square decorate the Christmas tree. Congratulations these days must be sincere, from the heart. Gifts everyone is free to choose to your taste, as long as they were not offensive.