|ISSUE DATE:||1 December 2016|
|STAMP SIZE:||50 x 50 x 70 mm|
|STAMPS DESIGN:||O. Shushlebina|
In Russia, the New Year is one of the most important family celebrations, and its traditions are handed down from generation to generation. The New Year has been celebrated on 1 January since 1700 by a Decree of Emperor Peter I.
The main attribute and symbol of the holiday is the Christmas tree, which is installed in all Russian cities. Various festive contests, games and competitions take place in skating rinks and stadiums.
Stamp images and description thanks to Russian Post