Почему я выбрала имено эту тему? Просто потому, что скоро май. А значит мой день рождения. Два года назад в качестве подарка на день рождения у меня была однодневная поездка к Статуе Свободы. В этом году идей нет вообще. Надеюсь, что это временно.
А сейчас я
расскажу вам, что я узнала во время той (два года назад) поездки и из книг и
Статуя Свободы и
остров Эллис – исторические достопримечательности Соединенных Штатов. Это то же
самое, как Красная площадь в Москве: все россияне знают о ней, но не все там бывали.
Некоторые американцы заблуждаются, думая, что Статуя Свободы находится на острове
Эллис. На самом деле это два отдельных острова.
Why have I decided to write of them now? Simply because May is coming soon. It means my birthday. And two years ago I had an one-day trip to Statue of Liberty as a birthday gift. It’s about time to make a decision of my upcoming birthday.
For now I’ll tell you what I’ve learned during that (two years ago) one day trip.
Liberty and Ellis Islands – historical sights of the United States. This is the same as the Red Square in Moscow: all Russians know about it, but not all have been there.
So, both islands are located in New York Harbor. Visitors arrive and depart Liberty and Ellis Islands via ferries.
Do you like to travel? I really love it but I have to
work. So, what can I do? Only remember. Please, join me. Let’s go back to
If you want to travel
independent be ready to get wet in the rain.
That’s how my adventure began. Although actually it started with a desire to go for vacation, to see my friend, and to see new places. And then in February it all came together. A way from New Bedford, MA to Seattle, WA took a whole day (from 12pm to 10 pm). Don’t forget a difference in time between these two cities. The flight was tedious and confusing.
On March 20th (2019) many
people congratulated each other with beginning of Spring. Also, we can call it
Astronomical spring or vernal equinox.
spring and autumn equinoxes are considered to be the astronomical beginning of
the seasons of the same name.
The spring equinox is an astronomical
phenomenon in which the center of the Sun, in its visible motion along the
Ecliptic, crosses the celestial equator. The vernal equinox begins between
March 19 and 21, at different points of the planet at different times. The time
of the equinox is related both to the geographical location of the countries
and to the duration of calendar years.
Why is Spring associated with blini (Russian-style pancakes) for Russians?
Just because in Spring they eat a lot of blini.
Russian pancakes, also known as blini or blinchiki, are really special
for people raised in Russia. Blini are a really important part of Russian
culture as they are a pearl of Russian cuisine.
Blini are much wider
and thinner than American-style pancakes, but not as thin and wide
as crepes. It allows you to stuff them with everything you like; such as
ground-beef, ham, cheese, and salmon. You also can eat them with caviar, sour
cream, jam, chocolate cream, honey, condense milk, berries, or other sweets.
Every year on March 8 Russians celebrate International
Women’s day. On this day, men try to pay attention to every important woman in
his life: mother, sister, grandmother, beloved ones, as well as female
colleagues. They give gifts, mostly flowers, and say compliments.
Since after the October revolution of 1917,
this holiday has been celebrated mainly in socialist countries. The Chinese
Communists celebrated it since 1922, and by Spanish Communists from 1936. Republic
of China (founded on October 1, 1949) proclaimed that Chinese women work a half
of a day on March 8th.
On February 23 Russia celebrates
the Day of military glory of Russia — Day of the Defender of Fatherland.
By tradition, this day congratulate not only the current defenders of the
Fatherland, but also the defenders of potential – in other words, all men from
small to large. It is becoming more common for
women who serve in the military to be honored on this day, and this challenges
the traditionally masculine aspect of the holiday.
Tatiana Day is a Russian religious holiday observed on
25 January according to the Gregorian calendar ( January 12
according to the Julian). It is named after Saint
Tatiana. The Martyress
Tatiana lived in Rome at the turn of the II-III centuries, during the reign of
Emperor Alexander the Severus. According to legend, for refusing to sacrifice
to Apollo, Tatiana was tortured. But the next day her wounds always healed, and
statues of pagan gods were destroyed three times through her prayer. Tatiana
and her father were executed on 12 January 226. Later, Tatiana of Rome was
proclaimed a Saint, and the day of her death became Tatiana’s day.