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Happy Old New Year!
« on: January 13, 2023, 09:33:08 PM »
В современной российской культуре Старый Новый год завершает череду традиционных зимних праздников, включая основной Новый год и Рождество. Этот день не относится к официальным праздничным, и если выпадает на будние, то он рабочий.
Как правило, торжеств, наподобие первоянварским, в ночь с 13 на 14 января не устраивают. Тем не менее традиция накрывать стол и проводить уходящий год во многих семьях сохраняется.
Вечером можно вновь поднять бокал, а в полночь загадать желание.
После встречи Старого Нового года период зимних праздников негласно завершается. Как правило, после 14 января в российских домах начинают снимать украшения и разбирать елки.

In modern Russian culture, the Old New Year completes a series of traditional winter holidays, including the main New Year and Christmas. This day is not an official holiday day, and if it falls on weekdays, it is a working day.
As a rule, celebrations, like the January ones, are not arranged on the night of January 13-14. Nevertheless, the tradition of setting the table and spending the outgoing year in many families persists.
In the evening, you can raise the glass again, and make a wish at midnight.
After the meeting of the Old New Year, the period of winter holidays secretly ends. As a rule, after January 14, Russian houses begin to remove jewelry and disassemble Christmas trees.

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Re: Happy Old New Year!
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2023, 09:52:46 PM »
I remember one Old New Year Eve.
I was at home with my little son, and someone was knocking my door.
I opened the door, and there was a crowd wearing funny costumes, little bit drunk, and asking for donations.
I said I had nothing to donate.
They said it was not a problem. They gave me money, food, a glass of vine, and best wishes.
This is Russia.  Nothing can substitute your culture.
I am always nostalgic during Old New Year……….


 

 

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