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New Year in Russia Peter the First changed the Russian calendar in 1699. He made the 31st of December, 1699 the last day of the year. The first of January 1700 became New Year’s Day. Russian families have a tradition to decorate the New Year’s tree with toys, little colored lights, sweets and a beautiful star on the top. At 12 o’clock we sit at the table and listen to the Kremlin chimes beating. People toast with champagne and say “Best wishes for the New Year”. New Year’s feasts are widely covered by mass media. The New Year’s Day is always connected with our new hopes and dreams. It is a pleasant moment to get present on the New Year’s Eve. NextMenuNextMenu
New Year in England In England the New Year is not widely marked as in Russia. Some people ignore it completely and go to bed as usually. Many others, however, celebrate it in one way or another. The most common type of celebration is a New Year party. At midnight the radio is turned on, so that anyone can hear the chimes of Big Ben, and a toast is drunk to the New Year. The most famous celebrations are in London in Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square. Some people send New Year cards and give presents, but it is not a widespread custom. This is the tradition time for taking the New Year resolutions. TestMenuBack
Who changed Russian calendar in 1699? Nicolai I Nicolai I Peter I Peter I Alexander II Alexander II Lomonosov Ivan Grozny Ivan Grozny Choose the best variant: Menu
At the New Year Russian people toast with champagne and say… “Best wishes for the New Year” “Best wishes for the New Year” Choose the best variant: “Happy Easter” “Happy Easter” “Happy birthday to you” “Happy birthday to you” “Best wishes for the Christmas” “Best wishes for the Christmas” Menu
Where is the main celebration of the New Year in London? In Russia In Russia In Trafalgar Square In Trafalgar Square In the house In the house In the street In the street Choose the best variant: Menu
It is a pleasant moment to get … on the New Year’s Eve. presents food New Year’s Tree New Year’s Tree hard work hard work Choose the best variant: Menu
Russian families have a tradition to decorate the New Year’s tree with … toys and garlands toys and garlands books clothes flowers Choose the best variant: Menu
At …o’clock we sit at the table and listen to the Kremlin chimes beating. 12 p.m. 12 p.m. 11 a.m. 11 a.m. 9 p.m. 9 p.m. 12 a.m. 12 a.m. Choose the best variant: Menu
Christmas in Russia Recently a new national holiday has been introduced in Russia. It is Christmas. Christmas is a religious holiday. It is celebrated on January 7 by the Orthodox Church. Besides the religious significance, this holiday has becomes the day of family reunion and happiness. NextMenu
Christmas in England Christmas Day is the greatest holiday in England. It is the early celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. It falls on December 25 by the Catholic Church. On Christmas Eve children hang stockings at the ends of their beds or at the fireplaces for Santa Claus to come down the chimney and to fill them with toys. The traditional English dinner on Christmas is turkey and pudding. There is a Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square. Everywhere you can see slogans ‘’A Merry Christmas’’. TestMenuBack
When is Christmas celebrated in Russia? Choose the best variant: On December, 24th On December, 24th On December, 29th On December, 29th On January, 7th On January, 7th On January, 13th On January, 13th On January, 15th On January, 15th Menu
What for do children hang up stockings in the ends of their beds or near the fireplaces? To put gifts for Santa Claus To put gifts for Santa Claus Because children use them as ornaments Because children use them as ornaments Choose the best variant: To Santa come down the chimney and to fill stockings with toys. To Santa come down the chimney and to fill stockings with toys. Menu
salads of vegetables and the turkey salads of vegetables and the turkey the turkey and a pudding the turkey and a pudding and salads of vegetables pudding and salads of vegetables ice cream with puddings ice cream with puddingsThe Traditional English dinner on Christmas is... Choose the best variant: Menu
Easter is also a time when certain old traditions are observed, whether it is celebrated as the start of spring or a religious festival. In England it is a time for the giving and receiving of presents which traditionally take the form of an Easter egg, for the Easter Bonnet Parade and hot cross buns - sweet buns with a cross cut on top before barking. Nowadays Easter eggs are usually made of chocolate. Сhildren get chocolate Easter rabbits and chocolate Easter eggs. They are either hollow or have a filling, and are usually covered with brightly coloured silver paper; they can be bought at any sweet shop in the weeks before Easter. Adults do not usually give each other presents at Easter, as they do at Christmas. The old custom of dyeing or painting egg-shells is still maintained in some country districts. The Easter egg is by far the most popular emblem of Easter, but fluffy little chicks, baby rabbits and spring-time flowers like daffodils, dangling catkins and the arum lily are also used to signify the Nature's reawakening. NextMenu
Easter (also Easter Sunday) is a religious holy day in March, April or May when Christians remember the death of Christ and his return to life. At Easter Russian p p p people usually exchange dyed eggs. Officially it is marked throughout our country not long ago. Easter is the most important holiday for the Orthodox. TestMenuBack
What are Easter eggs made of in England nowadays? puddings jam chocolate caramel Choose the best variant: Menu
What do children get on the Easter in England? chocolate Santa Claus chocolate Santa Claus chocolate rabbits chocolate rabbits sweets pie with jam pie with jam Choose the best variant: Menu
What is the most popular emblem of Easter? a fir tree a fir tree an Easter hare an Easter icon an Easter icon an Easter egg an Easter egg Choose the best variant: Menu
What do Russian people usually do at Easter? dye eggs dye eggs drink champagne drink champagne eat turkey eat turkey decorate a fir tree decorate a fir tree Choose the best variant: Menu
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