HAPPY NEW YEAR! (again)

Today Russians celebrate the New Year. 2014. All over again. It’s called the Old New Year, because it’s the new year according to Russia’s old calendar which was Julian vs today’s Gregorian, or Gregorian vs today’s Julian…the point is, I cannot keep up and if you want to know for sure, you should probably check with Wikipedia. What matters is that this is another pretext for Russians to gather up, over-cook, eat salads and drink champagne, even though Ded Moroz is already back at his home in Ustyug by now. As my New Year’s gift to you (because I am ever-so-generous), here are some more of Moscow’s bright lights, festive installations and holiday markets!

The bridge to Kremlin. Holiday lights in Russian flag colors!

The bridge to Kremlin. Holiday lights in Russian flag colors!

You know you always wanted a festive toilet in your life.

You know you needed a festive outdoor toilet in your life.

This 10 min-long musical light show, projected onto the Metropol Hotel near the Kremlin, told many fairy tales.

This 10 min-long musical light show, projected onto the Metropol Hotel near the Kremlin, told many fairy tales.

 

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28 thoughts on “HAPPY NEW YEAR! (again)

    • It’s probably fancier than what the Riga Ritz has 😛 (and they’re never over. the Chinese New Year is springtime some time, and we usually join the celebrations as well. See, when, unlike SOME countries (ahem) you don’t have an identity crisis, you’re totally up for partying all the time with the Euros, the Yanks, Asians …)

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