Valentine's Day ДЕНЬ СВЯТОГО ВАЛЕНТИНА
Valentine’s Day –- is a relatively new holiday in Russia. It is also called the “day of all in-love people” – ДЕНЬ ВСЕХ ВЛЮБЛЁННЫХ. Russians love holidays that include a lot of fun, so they borrowed the fun Valentine traditions from the West. Observed by very few people in the 90s, Valentine’s Day quickly gained its popularity among people of all ages. Nowadays, it is one of the most popular holidays in Russia.
Valentine’s Day in Russia is celebrated pretty much the same way as in any Western country – with romantic dinners, flowers and chocolates. The only differences are that in Russia, flowers are almost a mandatory gift for a woman, and the romantic dinner usually happens at home.