which is an Orthodox Christmas. People visit their relatives on this day carrying rice pudding with raisins, which is called “kutya”. Many young and single girls try to read their fortune on the night of 6th and 7th January.
place at the end of February to celebrate the end of winter. The holiday lasts for a week which is known as a Shrovetide. People traditionally eat lots of pancakes on this holiday and burn the scarecrow saying farewell to winter snow.
is also called Easter. This day is familiar to everyone since childhood. Brightly painted eggs, tasty smelling Easter cakes full the atmosphere of this day. People prepare for celebrating this day beforehand. On Saturday believers bake Easter cakes, bear them in church with painted eggs for consecration. It is the symbolical value. The people go from Saturday to Sunday’s night in a temple on Easter divine service. After this people say «Christ Voskresi!» and answer: «Truly Voskresi!