вторник, 25 декабря 2012 г.

Dear friends! We are glad to announce: our last working week in this year has begun!! we are very thankful for our dear students who made our year so interesting, full of exciting moments !!! We’ve managed to teach Russian language more than 100 students from all over the world: UK, France, Germany, Finland, Australia…
On the 4th of January we are waiting for our first guest from UK, who is going to get acquainted not only with our Language and Russian culture, but with our sever North Climate too!! So, Steve , be careful, take warm clothes, please ;) On the 7th of January we meet our first group of students!! This is the day when Russians celebrate Orthodox Christmas! Christmas Day in our country marks the birth of Jesus Christ in the Christian Orthodox tradition. Although banned during the Soviet times, Christmas is now regaining its popularity and religious meaning in Russia. People in Russia celebrate Christmas Day with activities such as having a family dinner, attending a Christmas liturgy and visiting relatives and friends. There is a 40-day Lent preceding Christmas Day, when practicing Christians do not eat any meat. The Lent period ends with the first star in the night sky on January 6 – a symbol of Jesus Christ's birth. Many Orthodox Christians go to the church to attend a Christmas liturgy that evening. The first star also signals the start of the Christmas dinner. For many secular Russians, Christmas Day is a family holiday but it is not as important, for many families, as New Year's Day. Many people visit friends and relatives, as well as give and receive presents, on January 7. Prior to Christmas Day, there is Christmas Eve, which marks the start of an old Slavic holiday, “Svyatki”, in which young women used a mirror and candles to invoke the image of their future husbands. Like going to church, fortune-telling on Christmas Eve is again becoming popular in Russia


If you are interested in learning more about Russian traditions, please, join our programs of Russian Language School Enjoy Russian! for ex A great opportunity to learn more about Russian Easter is to take part in our spring courses http://enjoyrussian.com/3686_programs/3692_spring_russian_courses/So, Dear Friends! We are congratulating you with all coming winter holidays and we wish you all best!!! Stay with us!!