19 December 2016

Happy New Year Celebrations in Russia..

Date of Issue : 1 December 2016

Here is a beautiful stamp sheet  from Russia Post featuring New Year celebration . In Russia, the New Year is one of the most important family celebrations, and its traditions are handed down from generation to generation. The New Year has been celebrated on 1 January since 1700 by a Decree of Emperor Peter I.

The main attribute and symbol of the holiday is the Christmas tree, which is installed in all Russian cities. Various festive contests, games and competitions take place in skating rinks and stadiums.The postage stamp depicts a New Year circle dance in a skating rink.

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