We supported a Children New Year 2014 party which was held in St Petersburg Russian Restaurant.
For Russians, there is no holiday more important than the New Year. It is the first on the calendar and in popularity. People see the New Year in at midnight on the 31st of December. They greet the New Year with champagne and listen to the Kremlin chimes beating 12 o'clock.
Russian Holiday tradition includes a decorated New Year's tree - ёлка* (fir tree).
Children always wait for Дед Mopoз* (Grandfather Frost), to come and bring them a present. Grandfather Frost's residence is situated in Velikii Ustug, the town on the north of Russia. Grandfather Frost is always accompanied by his granddaughter Снегурочка* (Snowmaiden) who helps him distribute the gifts. For the Russians, the New Year is a family holiday; people think about friends and relatives.
We felt supporting such an event and participating in it letting children believe that the fairy-tale alive and exists would be the most important and touching thing to do for everybody and it really was...
more information about this venue and more pictures you'll find on St Petersburg Face Book page - click HERE.