It's been a brutal winter in Russia and Ukraine but the relief known as spring is finally on the way and so are the holidays that celebrate it.
First comes May Day, or Labor Day, on May 1st. While it began as a day for workers to unite and fight for their rights, it also became a traditional holiday of spring. Countries of the Former Soviet Union still celebrate with political gatherings as well as with parades, flowers, and parties to welcome the warmer weather.
Next, and more importantly, is Orthodox Easter on May 5th. Before and during Easter, Ukrainian women buy or bake cakes called kulich and hand decorate eggs called pysanka. The traditional greeting on Easter is: "Khrystos Voskres!" (Christ is arisen) and the answer "Voyistynu Voskres!" (Truly arisen), followed by kisses and the exchanging of gifts.
Gentlemen members of RussianLoveMatch.com can help their favorite ladies celebrate by sending them sweet surprises from the Gift Shop. Three new gift baskets will be available from April 23rd until May 7th.
Easter Joy Basket
A delicious cake is accompanied by a beautiful decorative egg or memento, plus a lovely scented candle. Adding to the fun is a soft plush she can hug and cuddle.
Sweets For Your Sweet
This amazing assortment of items includes high-quality tea, delicious chocolates, festive cookies plus a quality candy or nut assortment.
Spring Comfort Basket
Comforting treats in this basket include premium coffee, high-quality chocolates and an assortment of cookies.
Show your favorite ladies that you’re just as excited about spring as they are. Log on to RussianLoveMatch.com on April 23rd to send any of these thoughtful gifts.