Russian children at the New Year and Christmas holidays

The New Year will be the big holiday and it has the commercialized focus. Christmas trees are called “New Year trees” and gifts are exchanged on the New Year, January 1, “New Year gifts.” Santa Claus isn’t unknown, but he doesn’t serve this part of the world. Grandfather Frost and the Snow Maiden are the stars here (Дед Мороз и Снегурочка). Snegurochka will tell a story and the “children’s garden” (kinder garden) will dance:

Some quick holiday facts:
– Christmas doesn’t arrive until 7 January
– Christmas trees are called “New Year trees”
– Gifts are exchanged on the New Year, January 1
– Gifts are called “new year gifts”
– Santa Claus isn’t unknown by any stretch, but he doesn’t serve this part of the world. (His cousin) Grandfather Frost and the Snow Maiden are the stars here (Дед Мороз и Снегурочка).

Often parents come to attend/enjoy these children’s garden events as the children dance and sing. Here the children are singing the Дед Мороз (Grandfather Frost) song: