- When a bride and groom are ready to go to the church for the wedding, the oldest member in their family takes a religious icon from the wall.While the bride and groom kneel, the family member crosses them both with the icon, as a sign that he/she blesses their union, and wishes them a long and happy marriage.- In Autumn, Russians try to prepare for a long winter, so the harvests are prepared and stored.Traditionally, Russians pick apples and prepare them to last through the winter.Russian women have been raised with different attitudes about men and may have different expectations.So familiarize yourself with Russian dating customs and traditions that are likely different from your own. Americans typically meet someone and go on a few dates.- New Years is the biggest (and favourite) celebration for Russians.
The celebration can sometimes go on for more than one day.
- At the wedding reception, the husband and wife take a big loaf of bread and bite it at the same time, without the use of their hands.
This tradition is a playful game, and whoever gets the larger piece, it is said that they will be the leader of their family.
On the morning of January 1, a mushroom soup is often prepared, and served together with holodets and the leftover pies.
- The main tradition at Easter time is the painting of hard-boiled eggs.