Chapter 3. "Hurray, hurray, it's a Holi-Holiday!!"
How are you all doing after yesterday? Didn't you have Halloween Party last night? Ok, I'll just get back to this theme after short. But first, I'd like to thank all of you who read and comment my blog. It really makes my writing challenging. As Diema from Bulgaria have noticed, I indeed have some sense of humour. It's nearly impossible to live without sense of humour over here unless you're going to get mad. And I'd like to tell, in advance, if you will met something in my blog, that seems extraordinary strange, please don't treat it too seriously.
Today I want to tell about holidays. During the Soviet peroid of our country we didn't have much holidays. And most of them were rather dull, excluding maybe New Year Holiday. The biggest event on Soviet holiday was a demonstration which was mandatory ergo not too funny. As that period past, russian people seemed to compensate that lack of holidays absorbing all the possible holidays from all over the world. To name but a few the following chain of local holidays:
25th of December - Catholic Christmas,
31th of December - New Year Holiday,
7th of January - Orthodoxy Christmas,
14th of January - Old New Year Holiday...
There is no gap in between to recover. :) And you don't believe me, we even selebrate Chineese New Year as well! Unfortunately, the way of selebrating hasn't changed significantly since previuos times. The central part of each holiday is a dinner. Well-served but still a meal. And then - dancing. Apparently in order to free some additional room in the belly for another food and drink. And maybe fireworks which have become available.
In contrast with it the Halloween Party goes, which we have been selebrating for several years at 31th of October. At least it looks like a fancy dress party. People dress up as creatures from the underworld and perform some spectacular actions. This is fun as a rule. I faithfully believe sometimes it will become a costume festival like those take place in other countries.
Also now we have autumn school holidays started. That's a little relief for our family. We have sent our children to their grandma and now feel a little more relaxed. It't not kinda we want to get rid of them, but we live in a tight room with just a couple square meters of free space and as the boys are quite agile (they are twelve and nine) there is always a mess. In addition, grandma let the children to have more freedom in their actions. So that's a relief both for them and for us to get rest from each other. Of course, we communicate by the phone instantly.
Tricia, I'd like to know if You selebrate both British and local holidays at Your place?
Looking forward to read more comments from all of you. Bye for today.
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