Every country has its own holidays and festivals. In Russia people celebrate the New Year, Christmas, Maslenitza, Victory Day and many others. We have very strong tradition to celebrate the women’s day on March 8. On this day women get gifts, we arrange parties and cook special dishes. If you go to visit your friends, don’t forget to take flowers to a mother of the family. The national holiday of the whole country is the Victory Day on May 9. In the morning we watch on TV the parade on the Red Square, and in the evening – numerous fireworks and performances on the open air, concerts which take places in the parks and on main squares of the city. There are many regional festivals, for example a day of the watermelon in Astrakhan, a day of the cucumber in Suzdal. During that days you can take a part in different contests and get a prize. The most favorite children’s holiday is New Year. They decorate Christmas trees, make fireworks, put on masks and masquerade’s costumes. Adults love this holidays too, they put on beautiful clothes, give gifts to each other and make photos. This is the most funny family holiday.
The annual carnival on an island – is very colorful spectacle. The people of the island follow their traditions very strict – they put on the monster’s masks and different clothes. ( the costume are made of everything, start with fruits and finish with old furniture) and have a lot of fun.