Now I know why Russians drink the ashes!
Top 3 things Enjoy Russian webinar’s participants learned about Russian New Year
Once again, thank you so much, guys, for joining our second webinar! This time we were discussing Russian New Year traditions. One the one hand some of them are known all over the world, but on the other hand, we got many messages from the participants with the idea “Oh, I’ve never heard of it before!” Here are top 3 things we found out during the webinar (by the way you can watch the full video HERE).
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- During the last minute of the year Russians tend to write the wish on a piece of paper, then burn it, then throw the ashes into champagne and drink it up. A very unusual way of making a wish, isn’t it?
- The most favorite Russian symbol of the New Year is… herring under the shuba-coat! (also known as a dressed herring or Russian dressed herring). It is a layered salad with herring (obviously), vegetables and mayonnaise.
- Russians are very superstitious and always keep in mind the following: КАК НОВЫЙ ГОД ВСТРЕТИШЬ, ТАК ЕГО И ПРОВЕДЕШЬ (it means a good year beginning makes the whole year good). That’s why we do try to make a New Year’s Eve the tastiest and the most joyful day of the whole year.