Happy New Year 2013, my friends! Today, I’d like to write about how I celebrated New Year 2013. For many Russians it’s a family event and I also try to celebrate New Year’s Day with my family so this New Year 2013 I celebrated with my family in Russia.
Our celebration started with the dinner on December 31 at 11:30 pm. Earlier for our meal we cooked some traditional Russian dishes made with meat and fish, also we made some salads and snacks.
According to the Chinese calender New Year 2013 is the year of the Snake, so we made a salad which looks like a snake.
We served our table with food and drinks and started celebration with toasts for old year 2012 (so that all bad things stay in the previous year and do not carry over).
Our TV was on and in just few minutes before the midnight Russian president Vladimir Putin gave a small speech in which he greeted everyone with “Happy New Year 2013″.
And the main celebration started right after the Kremlin chimes ring out 12 times, which we also watched on TV.
We had our dinner with champagne and many toasts for the New Year 2013! Many people came to our local square where Christmas tree has been erected and continued celebrations with fireworks, dancing and singing.
We were celebrating all night and went to sleep yearly in the morning. On January 1st the rest of my family came over and we continued New Year celebration together with dinner, drinks, many toasts and opening the presents.
Where and how did you celebrate New Year’s Day?
Happy New Year Song
Family, friends and colleagues, too.
May this new year be your best yet,
Happiness the whole year through.
Let’s all join to lift our glasses
In a toast to everyone.
To the old year now behind us,
To the new year, just begun.
Happy New Year 2013!