Adults and children are looking forward to the onset of winter merry and bright holidays: New Year and Christmas. A month before the New Year, people all over the world put things in order in their homes, pay off debts, complete the work they have begun, buy gifts, choose outfits and costumes, make a menu and a celebration plan, and stock up on fun and good mood.
It is necessary
Prepare for the holidays in advance. Put the house in complete order, decorate the Christmas tree and the interior of the room. Purchase in advance gifts for New Year's Eve and souvenirs for Christmas
Think over the theme of the holiday.
Decorate the interior in an appropriate way with all family members. For example, a New Year's Japanese party, visiting a fairy tale, the international new year. The main thing is that there is harmony between the external attributes of the interior, costumes and the holiday program.
Christmas, on the other hand, conventionally consists of 3 parts: worship in the temple, dinner with the first star, carols. Therefore, everyone decides for himself which part the holiday will begin with. The main symbols of the holiday are figurines of angels on the Christmas tree, a bundle of straw under the tablecloth as a reminder of Christ, an iron object under the table as a symbol of well-being and health, attributes of carols (a star, a colorful bag, a bell, costumes).
Consider the interests of those present when planning the program. The holiday should be fun for everyone, so come up with contests in accordance with age characteristics and talents. Include the traditions of other peoples: like Italians - get rid of old things, like the British - kiss under a sprig of mistletoe, like Bulgarians - give kisses and hugs in the dark for about 3 minutes, like Mexicans - put on a fireworks show, like the Spaniards - eat grapes under the blows of New Years chimes.
Now, on January 7, adult children with their families gather at their parents' homes, wish each other a Merry Christmas, and exchange gifts. Christians traditionally begin the holiday with a divine service in the church, and begin their meal with the first evening star. After congratulations and gifts, young people begin to carol, treating the owners of the house with kutya, jokes, praises and in return they receive sweets, pies, sweets.
For Catholics, Christmas begins on December 25, because foreigners prepare for it on a large scale, like Russians for the New Year: decorate the streets, prepare mass performances, prepare national dishes (turkey, pig, carp, sweets) and start having fun in the morning. Therefore, you can celebrate an unforgettable Christmas abroad, and an extraordinary New Year in Russia.