There are dates and events in the life of this our country that are
memorable to every Russian citizen. The dates of this kind are: Victory
Day, May Day, Constitution Day, the Women's Day, Independence Day. These
are national holidays, people do not work on these days. The most
memorable date is the Victory Day which is kept on the 9-th of May. On
this Day we celebrate the anniversary of the victory over fascism in the
World War II. May Day is regarded as the day of solidarity of the
workers of the world. This day commemorates the tragic events of the
years 1884— 1888 in Chicago when workers were fighting for their rights.
The Women's Day, celebrated on the 8-th of March, is like Mother's Day
in Great Britain. On this day you can see many men buying or carrying
flowers. Children give their mothers presents, or send them postcard if
they are away from home. Recently new national holidays have appeared.
They are of religious origin. They are: Christmas and Easter. In Russia
Christmas is celebrated on the 7-th of January. In Europe and in the USA
it is marked on December 25. 0n Christmas people celebrate the birth of
Jesus Christ. Easter symbolizes the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Children like this holiday for traditional brightly painted boiled eggs
and special Easter cakes. Easter cakes are sold at every bakery, but
home-made ones are always much tastier.
There is one more holiday which is loved by everybody: children and
adults. This is New Year's Eve. People decorate New Year trees with toys
and lights and believe that a miracle is a must on this day. 0n the New
Year night people go to dancing, visit their friends or stay at home and
watch TV. It's my favourite holiday.