Christmas symbolizes the birth of Jesus Christ, it is a holiday of love and happiness to the whole world. People share warm wishes, try to congratulate all relatives and friends. At \ Christmas also marks the arrival of winter. Europeans decorate their homes with dazzling Christmas lights, flowers, hang balls on Christmas trees. Christmas presents are the perfect way to express love for loved ones.
The French are sure to exchange Christmas presents. By tradition, children leave their shoes near the fireplace so that Per Noel (an analogue of our Santa Claus) will fill them with fruits, nuts, toys. For Christmas, a puppet show is being played at Cathedral Square. Almost all families also play the scene of the birth of Jesus. Continue reading
Most Petersburgers, tired of our constant cold and rain, tend to spend their holidays “where it is warm”: in Turkey, Egypt, Tunisia or Cyprus. There are many other, more expensive options – what to choose depends on the ingenuity and financial capabilities of a particular family. And, most interestingly, wealthy people most often do not want to change the cold to unbearable heat, but prefer to relax in the heart of Europe – in Switzerland or Austria.
Austria is best suited for a quiet family vacation, because Austrian resorts and hotels are focused primarily on the reception of families with children. Holidays in Switzerland are already something more exclusive and respectable. Continue reading