New Year’s holds a special place in the hearts of many Russian-speaking families, and last Saturday local immigrants got together to share their traditions with the community. Organizer Olga Vorobyeva said that, in many countries, community organizations traditionally host holiday parties for children, who gather around a decorated fi r tree dressed in costumes of favourite story characters or animals. The kids are then visited by Grandfather Frost and his granddaughter and helper the Snow Maiden, and they show Frost what they’ve learned during the year by singing, dancing, and reciting poetry for him. The young performers are rewarded for their efforts and good behaviour with treats and gifts. Last week’s event was hosted by the Cultural and Educational Centre “Leader”.

Source: The Winkler Morden Voice