5 items you need…
- Posted by: Enjoy Russian
- Category: Interesting Russia
to arrange perfect Russian New Year’s Eve!
+ some New Year Russian slang
It is typical of Russians to celebrate New Year’s Eve large and loudly. Even 24/7 busy Russian language teachers put away the books and make up their minds to an exciting celebration. Here are top 5 things you better buy before your Russian festive season starts. Why? In order to stay calm, happy and fully enjoy the holiday.
Every Russian woman and man knows that mandarins’ smell means New Year is coming. Even though this fruit was popular in Europe for a long time in the USSR people got a chance to taste it only at the beginning of 1960s. Since November is considered to be a very season for mandarins, people in Russia usually buy it in December and never forget to leave some for New Year’s dinner.
2 Special Soviet champagne
NOTICE: it’s not that kind of champagne produced in France, it is special Russian brand. Back to the USSR the Soviet government made winemakers to invent something similar but affordable for everyone and since that time almost all Russians buy this “Soviet Champagne” bottles for 31 of December.
That sauce is extremely important for all kind of dishes. You may need 1 kg, or maybe 2 or 3 to cook all the salads. Yes, that much! Russians like it a lot and add to almost every New Year treat. For example, it is number one ingredient for Olivier salad, which remains a symbol for Russian New Year for a long time so far.
4 Bengal Lights (tiny sparklers)
Also must-have thing during holiday season. These colored and bright flames are magnificent not only for Russian kids but for their parents too. Even though to use them you should be aware of safety measures Russians can hardly imagine celebration without it.
5 Tinsels (as many as possible!)
Russians love decorating houses and gardens and use different techniques and styles here. But honestly, even those who doesn’t want to spend much time on decorating always put some tinsels around the flat. To be honest some Russians keep them all year roundJ
And as promised, the piece of Russian slang you may use to congratulate your friend or stranger at the streets of Russian cities (teens are more preferable):
– Будь на хайпе и чтобы всё было бэнч! [bud’ na khaype i chtoby vso bylo bench] – which means: Stay trendy and let everything be ok!