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Russian-speaking kids invited for New Year party by Consulate-General of Russia in New York

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Russian-speaking kids invited for New Year party by Consulate-General of Russia in New York


18.12.2017

 pixabay.comNew Year was celebrated at the Consulate General of Russia in New York City in accordance with Russian traditions, TASS reports. Around one hundred children from Russian-speaking families were guests of the celebrations organized by Russian- American Cultural Heritage Center.

According to the director of Russian-American Cultural Heritage Center Olga Zatsepina, children of Russian compatriots have always had great pleasure to celebrate New Year here. She has explained that the main task was to preserve the Russian language and interest to traditions and culture of our county including New Year traditions with Father Frost and the Snow Maiden, his granddaughter.

Children’s folk ensemble The Golden Cockerel performed Russian fairytale Repka. Young actors have participated in all New Year celebrations of the Embassy, which was conducted more than ten years.
This tradition originated at the beginning of 2000. First guests of the celebrations were children from our country adopted by Americans. Later, children from all families were invited including those from families of Russian diplomats.

Young guests sang New Year songs, read poems, dedicated to the coming holidays, danced in a round together with actors. Of course, old good tradition of giving presents was not forgotten. Children were presented with sweets and chocolate bars produced in Russia.

Members of Russian Youth of America society volunteered at the celebrations. They helped decorate the General Consulate building, conduct New Year celebration and invite Father Frost and Snow Maiden.

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