There are some public holidays when people all over the country do not work. The major holidays are: New Year's Day, Victory Day, May Day, Constitution Day, the Women's Day, Independence Day.
New Year`s Day
There is one holiday which is loved by everybody: children and adults. This is New Year. People decorate New Year trees with toys and lights. On the New Year night people go to a dance, visit their friends or stay at home and watch TV. It's my favorite holiday.
THE 8th OF MARCH (The Women's Day)
It is a happy and nice holiday. It is a good tradition in our country to give presents and flowers to women on this day. Each family celebrates this spring holiday. In the morning men go to the shops or markets to buy some flowers. They try to clean flats and help women to cook a holiday dinner. Sons and daughters help their mothers too.
Some families celebrate the 8th of March going to the theatres and concerts. Others prefer to invite guests and stay at home.
All women try to be nice and happy on this day.
The 1st of May is a spring holiday in our country. Usually it is warm during this day. The weather is fine. The trees are green. You can see some flowers in the parks and gardens. I don't go to school and my parents don't go to work on the 1st of May.
The greatest national holiday in our country is Victory Day. On the 9th of May we celebrate the anniversary of the victory over fascism in the World War II. Many veterans took part in the military parade.
Independence Day is a new holiday in our country. On the 12th of June, 1992, the first President of Russia was elected.
We also celebrate Day of the Defender of Motherland on the 23d of February, Easter, Day of knowledge and lots of professional holidays.