Russian women deserve more than one holiday a year!
Was your Black Friday hunting successful enough? For students who learn Russian in Petrozavodsk it definitely was! Although their shopping list was a bit different – they were looking for presents and souvenirs from Russia for their moms because the occasion was special. On the last Sunday of November people in Russia celebrate the Mother’s Day. Russian women (mothers in particular) get flowers, presents and sincere congratulations on this day. They say one should be considerate towards his/her mother all the time (not only on special holidays) but that is a perfect opportunity to show once again our gratefulness and to the beloved ones.
How do people in Russia celebrate Mother’s Day
The holiday is celebrated on various days all over the world and inherently it’s idea was in honoring motherhood and maternal bonds. Trying to emphasize family values and to recall the significance of mother in everyone’s life Russian State Duma put forward an initiative to establish the holiday. Starting with the year 1998 (by President Boris Yeltsin edict) Russian people celebrate both International Women’s Day and Mother’s day.
On this day mothers in many Russian regions are awarded medals, diplomas, badges of honor and ranks for special merits. Festivals and performances are organized all over the country, Despite the fact that forget-me-not is a symbol of this holiday, mothers are given all kind of presents starting from hand-made postcards and poems to teddy bears and bottles of favorite wine. But the greatest present is gathering together with the family.
Enjoy Russian Host moms are moms in double measure
On behalf of Enjoy Russian language school we would like to congratulate our caring, open-minded and friendly host mothers who support the students and always try to create warm and cordial atmosphere for them. Even if they have their own children they become mothers for our students and keep in touch with them after Russian language course ends. Thank you so much for your patience and tenderness!
For those of you who wants to experience Russian host moms’ hospitality we offer various Russian language courses. Come to Petrozavodsk and you will see!
Нет ничего святее и бескорыстнее любви Матери; всякая привязанность, всякая любовь, всякая страсть – или слаба, или своекорыстна в сравнении с нею. В.Г. Белинский