For Russian people New Year is a special holiday. It is loved both by children and adults. And all people try to celebrate it in such way to remember it for a long time. That is why it is so important to think about all details beforehand.
When we think how to make a plan for New Year preparation this proverb comes unconsciously to the mind: “the way you meet New Year is the way you will spend it”. It is only a proverb but it stimulate us to do our best and celebrate this holiday as we would like.
Usually all people in Russia start their preparation with choosing presents for children, relatives, friends, colleagues etc. After all presents are bought it is time to decorate a flat or a house. Nowadays people have not only a lot of ideas how to decorate a house but an opportunity to buy what they need in different shops.
About 25-30 years ago almost in each family you could see decorations made by people themselves. I remember it well from my childhood. To make a decoration we took a sheet of paper then folded it several times, cut fancy patterns then painted it and we got a bright snowflake. You never knew what it would be. Each time it had a different pattern. When we had plenty of snowflakes we stuck them on windows.
When the house is decorated it is time to think about New Year costumes and make a list of dishes. While we are doing all these things the time will come to start celebration.
We wish you a Happy New Year!0