Don’t Pack Your Christmas Tree Yet – Its Russian New Year…

Happy New Year Everyone…

Stop: While you are contemplating packing that Christmas tree away until next year. Think about leaving it up until the 7th of January…

newyearIn Russia we have just finished putting our trees up and are getting ready for the holidays of all holidays. The Russian New Year and then the Russian Christmas…

The trees all come out for sale after Western Christmas and everyone is in a tree buying frenzy for a week. Even today the 31st, people are carrying trees on their shoulders everywhere. The tree spots are sold out as you read this…

You see Santa (Ded Moroz) has not come to town in Russia…

Russians use this time of the year to go all out on the New Year. I heard a crazy figure like “Russians will drink 1.5 billion liters of Alcohol this New Years?”  and to recover, they get a whole bunch of days off….but I am seeing that the rest of the world is working on being heavy drinkers also…

If the neighbors upstairs are an example? Then they are well on their way to drinking a share of that vodka/whiskey record happening…

The tree to the right is a New Year Tree in Russia; kinda looks like a Christmas tree! Huh?

So call your tree a New Year Tree and leave it up for a few more days. In fact since Orthodox Christmas is not until the 7th of January keep the tree up longer…

The Russians do…

WtR

Garage 54 is typical Russian coolness on the New Year…

kKEETON @ Windows to Russia…

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