In Russia there are many holidays. They are national holidays and religious holiday. The New Year Day is on the 1st of January. Many people go to parties . When the Kremlin clock strikes, we shout “ Happy New Year” Children like to dance, play, sing songs around the New Year tree. We celebrate Christmas is on the 7th of January. This is the day when Jesus Christ was born. At Christmas many people go to church. I also want to say about Shrovetide. This is the holiday when we meet spring. It is a tradition to make pancakes and burn the figure of Winter. It is a merry holiday. The 8th of March is Women’s Day. This is the day when men give ladies presents and flowers. We say “Thank you “ to our mothers, grandmothers and sisters. In spring we also celebrate Easter . On the Easter Day people greet each other “ Christ is risen! “ And the answer is “He Is Risen indeed !” We paint eggs and give them as a symbol of eternal life. May Day is on the 1st of May. Usually the weather is nice on this day and many people picnics. Victory Day is the most important holiday. It is on the 9th of May . We celebrate a great victory over fascists.