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How in Russia did celebrate Christmas?



How in Russia did celebrate Christmas?

Long since in Russia celebrate Christmas. Unlike Christmas Eve, Christmas was celebrated cheerfully and it is noisy. Christmas in Russia always was the most joyful and expected holiday.
With the first morning bell, this day all people in Russia went on a festive church service to church.
Then were arranged cheerful festivities. Young people arranged drivings from the hill on sledge or skis. Christmas in Russia was always followed by laughter, fun and songs.
of the Hostess since morning began to prepare entertainments for the Christmas table. This day on a table there have to be most tasty things. In Russia it was accepted to prepare for Christmas of a dairy pig, jelly, roast chicken, the pork head with horse-radish, honey gingerbreads, etc. of
For the second day of Christmas proceeded entertainments. The streets walked masked, people put on masks, turned inside out clothes, etc. The people took to the streets and city squares, arranged cheerful dancings, laughter and singing was heard everywhere.
On Christmas in Russia were popular an evening sit-round gathering, people visited to each other, sang songs, told stories and, of course, arranged fortune-telling.