How to celebrate Christmas and New Year
In the post-Soviet New Year - is much more important holiday than Christmas. This is easily explained by the long-term mode of socialism, in which carefully eradicated religious traditions. It's Christmas once again included in the list of the most important events of the year. It is a holiday that is waiting and then always remember with a smile.
Instruction how to celebrate Christmas and New Year
According to the Orthodox calendar, Christmas is celebrated on January 7 and the Catholic - 25th December. Christmas - the great feast of the birth of Christ, so in this day to have fun and enjoy life. For religious people the celebration of Christmas begins the night before, when taken to gather at a family dinner. According to ancient tradition, under the tablecloth lay a straw, and after dinner, do not remove from the table. Make a Christmas menu from 13 dishes for the number of apostles plus Jesus. The bulk of the dishes should be meat, mostly pork. The traditional dish for Christmas roast goose has always been considered, as well as cakes. The number of instruments should be even if an odd number of guests - put extra cutlery.
For the less religious people Christmas - this is another opportunity to gather family and give each other gifts. Some people do not get to join his family in the New Year, so Christmas for them is a great option New Year holiday. If the New Year is only desirable to celebrate family, the Christmas just absolutely have to see their relatives. In the light of Christ the Savior's birthday be sure to go to church, and traditionally it is better to do early in the morning. It should not be on this day to abuse alcohol, it is best to drink red wine in small quantities. On Christmas Day, as well as many religious holidays, you can not work, even the washing up after the gala dinner is better to leave the next day.
Christmas is characterized by the fact that on that day on the desk should light at least one candle. Be sure to stock up on Christmas candles. If New Year smells of tangerines, the Christmas smells of cinnamon and incense. Christmas and New Year - two of the most significant winter holiday, the days when everyone can feel like a kid waiting for a pleasant miracle. And, oddly enough, but every year these holidays make us happy, albeit small, but still wonders.