Today begins New Year parties at Russian and Ukrianian schools

For children today is a very important day. It is 27 December, Thursday and in many schools across Russia and Ukraine children will be enjoying their New Year party. This is a big day. No, a very big day for the child and for Moms and Dads.

Every December the child’s school puts on a New Year party. It is one of the highlights of the school year. Most Moms will have begged off work so that she can take a camera and make videos and / or photos of the event. Grandfather Frost and the Snow Maiden will have mysteriously ridden his Troika, a sled with three beautiful horses, to the school to sing songs and pass out candy. For the little ones it is magical and even the teens have fun at their parties.

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There will be dancing. Singing. Refreshments. Laughter. This is big stuff for the kids. Mendeleyev niece Irishka and nephew Nikolai are up and ready this morning and even as they’re hit the teen years, they’re decked out to the nines as the expression goes. School will be on holiday until 9 January.

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(Note: schools at which the academic year is divided into three terms celebrated their last day last Thursday, 20 December.)

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