Friday, 21 December 2007
Ded Moroz' Craftshop
As I told you earlier, Ded Moroz mean 'Grandpa the Frost', and this is Russian 'version' of Santa Claus. But, unlike Santa, Ded Moroz comes on New Year night because Christmas is not really popular holiday in Russia. So we celebrate New Year, and that is the night of magic and happy luck.
A couple weeks before the 'D-Day' (or, rather, night) little trade stands appear all over the city. You can buy there decoration for New Year tree (for we don't have Christmas trees) or little souvenirs. One of these shops you can see in this picture.