Английский (топики/темы): Public Holidays in Russia
The Russian New Year is celebrated on January, 1,2, 3,4 and 5 or on January, 13 (which is the first of the year according to the Julian calendar, used in Russia before 1918). This holiday usually flows directly into the celebration of Christmas on January, 7.
On February, 23, which is Day of the Defenders of the Motherland Russia honours those who are serving in the Armed Forces and those who have served in the past. During the era of the Soviet Union, it was marked as the Day of the Soviet Army and Navy (marking the day of the first combat action against the occupying German army in World War I).
International Women's Day is celebrated every March, 8. The United Nations declares this day to celebrate women and the accomplishments they have made to society. It is not celebrated much throughout the world. On this day, women in Russia are presented with gifts and thanked for their work, love and devotion.
On the first two days of May which are the holiday of Spring and Labour, the workers of Russia are honoured, along with the coming of spring. In the former Soviet Union, 1 May was May Day and was celebrated with huge parades in cities.
Every May, 9, Russia pauses to celebrate the Victory Day commemorating victory over Nazi Germany, while remembering those who fell in order to achieve it. May, 9 was chosen, since the day before in 1945, the Germans gave up to the Soviet Union and its Allies. May, 9 was when the peace took effect. A military parade is usually held in Moscow to celebrate the day On June, 12 Russia formally left the Soviet Union. The holiday of Independence Day was established by Boris Yeltsin, however, it was his successor Vladimir Putin who made it into a big celebration. Military parades could take place on this day in Moscow and other large cities.
November, 4, Day
of People's Unity, or National unity day, was first celebrated
in 2005. It commemorates the popular uprising which threw the
Polish occupying force out from Moscow in November of 1612, and
more generally the end of foreign intervention in Russia. Its
name alludes to the idea that all the classes of the Russian
society willingly united to preserve the Russian state when its
collapse seemed inevitable.
following sentences into English.
1. The Russian
New Year is celebrated on January 1 — 5 or on January, 13 which
was the first day of the year according to Julian calendar used
in Russia before 1918.
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