New Year in Russia Аяна Ким Барило Анастасия Кучко Ульяна New Year is one of the calendar Russian holidays, celebrated on the night of December 31 to January 1 every year.. Since the late 1980s, household fireworks began to go on sale and gradually it became a tradition to light them immediately after midnight. The companions of the fun gradually became Ded Moroz and his granddaughter Snegurochka, Christmas tree, gifts, lights and chimes, Putin's solemn speech and festive songs. The festive table is abundant and varied. The invariable dish of the holiday is the salad "Olivier", the main New Year's fruit is tangerines, and the drink is champagne.