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New year’s holidays Muscovites are waited for by about 70 free guided tours

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MOSCOW, December 24. /TASS/. More than 70 free guided tours have prepared for Muscovites to the festival “Journey to Christmas”. This was reported in the organizing Committee of the series “Moscow seasons”.

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“In the framework of the festival “Journey to Christmas” Moscow house of nationalities, prepared for the citizens and tourists the program of the 30 free thematic tours of the Christmas and new year the capital, and the project “Walking in Moscow” has expanded a previously announced tour only in the first week of the new 2017 will hold about 40 free walks, including the premiere,” – said the representative of the organizing Committee.

So, guides the Moscow house of nationalities will introduce students to the Christmas traditions of different peoples . “It will be possible to learn how to look, how is called and what goes Santa Claus in different countries, when the maiden and what she has “sisters”. And yet – what is customary to give at Christmas and what a treat on Christmas Eve”, – said in the organizing Committee.

While walking around the capital you can learn about the traditions and history of Christmas celebration in Moscow. “There will be excursions on Petrovka, Kuznetsky most, Tverskaya, Bolshaya Dmitrovka, at the brightly decorated Tverskoy Boulevard and Arbat street, stop at the red square in the Alexander garden, Kamergersky and Stoleshnikov lanes,” – said in the organizing Committee.

Participants of the city project “Walking in Moscow” also waiting for a walk on the Varvarka, Nikolskaya, butcher and fascinating stories about traditional holiday foods and native Muscovite fun. For example, January 2 will be a presentation of the route “Christmas fun: from Pushkin to Mayakovsky”. The tour will help to plunge into the festive atmosphere of the old Russia, guests will learn how to be able to walk in a big way aristocrats.

About the Christmas traditions of the Soviet era will be telling you on a walk “Unknown street”. Here for the first time in 1962 took place the recording of the program “Blue Light on Shabolovka”. In addition, the festival the project will continue a series of popular tours devoted to the poets of the Silver age.

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