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Turkey With Prunes

By |2019-03-22T20:53:47+00:00August 31st, 2015|Categories: Christmas & New Year, Holidays, Poultry|

Turkey is one of the traditional holiday dishes. It is believed that wild turkeys have been turned into home-state residents of Mexico, and in Europe they were first brought Christopher Columbus at the beginning of the XVI century. Traveler thought that turkey - peacock bird family, and named it tuka, that one of the Indian languages ​​means [...]

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Traditions of Russian New Year

By |2014-12-28T03:45:36+00:00December 28th, 2014|Categories: Christmas & New Year, Holidays|Tags: , |

New Year is the most beloved and celebrated holiday among Russians. Full of rich history, fascinating traditions and amusing customs, New Year celebrations trace back to Pagan Rus’. Back in those days, the year’s beginning was celebrated with the beginning of nature’s revival — usually in mid-March. Sometime in the late 14th or early 15th century, [...]

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Where Did Christmas Traditions Come From?

By |2014-12-11T23:45:36+00:00December 11th, 2014|Categories: Christmas & New Year, Holidays|Tags: , , , , |

Year after year we follow traditions of gifting, tree decorating and family togetherness, but where did these rituals come from? Concerning Christmas, here are THREE things you probably DON’T KNOW about the festivities surrounding the Holiday. Christmas Trees Were Once Illegal Until the late 1800s, Christmas tree were considered pagan symbols and [...]

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The second new year or “old” New Year?

By |2014-01-12T23:45:25+00:00January 12th, 2014|Categories: Christmas & New Year, Holidays|Tags: |

Two weeks ago most of the Western world welcomed the New Year with celebrations, countdowns and popping champagne. This coming Tuesday, most Russians will get to do it again – sort of. The second new year or "old" New Year? For many Russians the winter holidays are not finished until January 14 when they celebrate the [...]

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Merry Christmas!

By |2013-12-25T23:45:25+00:00December 25th, 2013|Categories: Christmas & New Year, Holidays|Tags: |

Merry Christmas everyone!! A time of celebration and merriment, Christmas Holiday marks the birth of Jesus Christ and is generally regarded as a time for new beginnings. Yet not all Christians celebrate Christmas on December 25 – in Russia, Christmas is actually celebrated on January 7th. During the days of the Soviet Union, Christmas celebrations were [...]

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Winter Holidays Around the World (Part I)

By |2013-11-03T23:45:25+00:00November 3rd, 2013|Categories: Christmas & New Year, Holidays|Tags: , , , , , , |

It’s hard to believe that the Holidays are once again upon us! Seems like just yesterday we were basking in the sun at the beach, planning our vacations, and relishing the long warm days of summer. Today, as we inaugurate another cycle of daylight savings time, it’s time to prepare for the glorious Holiday Season. Most [...]

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Christmas ideas.

By |2012-12-24T03:45:05+00:00December 24th, 2012|Categories: Christmas & New Year, Holidays|Tags: , , |

Whether you are Christian, Jewish, Muslim, or believe in a religion that is a bit less mainstream, Christmas in the US has passed from being strictly a religious holiday to being a time when people enjoy their time away from the office and spend it with friends and family. Many of us don’t go to church [...]

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Stuff that stocking!

By |2012-12-15T23:45:05+00:00December 15th, 2012|Categories: Christmas & New Year, Fun, Holidays|Tags: , , , , |

Christmas is just around the corner but most of us are not even half way done with shopping for presents. So an idea came to mind: “Why not minimalize Christmas presents to stocking stuffers only?” It sure would be easier, cheaper and quicker. Imagine not trying to figure out preferences, sizes, favorite colors, and tastes of [...]

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Eating too much this holiday season?

By |2012-11-30T18:45:05+00:00November 30th, 2012|Categories: Christmas & New Year, Health & Beauty, Holidays|Tags: , |

We are right in the middle of the holiday season – Thanksgiving has passed and all of us are in the middle of the great hustle and bustle of figuring out where to spend Christmas and New Year’s, buying gifts, and working out the holiday table. It is easy to get carried away during this time: [...]

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Incredible Russian Food To Warm You With Comfort and Joy This Holiday Season

By |2011-12-03T23:44:33+00:00December 3rd, 2011|Categories: Christmas & New Year, Holidays, Special Holidays|

Everybody has at least one memory of sitting around the table and enjoying great conversation and wonderfully tasting food. They always seem two go hand in hand. It’s probably what makes the holiday season so exciting. The anticipation of sampling all the excellent foods and reliving great memories as well as making new ones. Russian food [...]

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Easy Way To Get Russian Gifts For The New Year

By |2011-12-03T23:44:33+00:00December 3rd, 2011|Categories: Christmas & New Year|

Did you know that New Years is even more celebrated than Christmas in Russia? Of course, if you’re Russian you already know this. It’s on New Year’s Eve that Ded Moroz or the Russian Santa arrives to see all the children and give them their gift. In fact, to Russians a Christmas tree is really the [...]

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Tantalize Your Sweet Tooth and Feel the Joy of Giving This Holiday Season

By |2011-11-22T23:44:33+00:00November 22nd, 2011|Categories: Christmas & New Year, Special Holidays|

The holiday season is such a joy. The excitement and fun of joining with family and friends to enjoy food, conversation and forging memories for years to come. One of the best parts of Christmas is giving and receiving gifts from loved ones as well as enjoying all the delicious mouth watering candies and sweets. Bring [...]

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