Holiday is an extended period of recreation, especially spent away from home or travelling. This means that holiday is a kind of tourist activity that is not connected with work or business.
There are many points of typing holiday might be duration of holiday, its geography, tourists’ mobility, their age, transportation, seasons, value for money, etc.
But the main point is the aim of holiday. Different people take holidays on various purposes. Some go hunting, others prefer to climb mountains. There are many purposes as recreation, medical care, sport activities etc.
There are many national holidays in Russia, when people all over the country do not work and have special celebrations. The major holidays are: New Year's Day, Women's Day, May Day, Victory Day, and Independence Day.
The first holiday of the year is New Year's Day. People see the new year in at midnight on the 31st of December. They greet the new year with champagne and listen to the Kremlin chimes beating 12 o'clock.
People began to travel ages ago. The very first travelers were explorers, who went on trips to find wealth, fame or something else.
Their trips were very dangerous; it still people keep on going to unknown lands. Nowadays it is not very dangerous and much more comfortable. Hundreds of companies are there to help you. They will take care about your tickets and make all the reservations needed.
With modern services you can go around the world. You can choose the means of transport you like: plane, train, ship, bicycle or you can travel hiking.
Collecting mushrooms and berries — is the most popular hobby in Russia.
About half of the interrogated Russians are engaged in it. Such data were presented by All-Russian Public Opinion Research Center.
Fishing is the second most popular hobby in among Russians. 25 % of Russians are fond of it. Fewer people like to spend free time collecting herbs and hunting.
Sport is very popular in our country. Victories of our teams at different sports competitions is the proof.
Travel helps us live more simply not only by giving us a window into other approaches to material life is but also by compelling us to live in the moment. Sensory bombardment forces us to stay very present and be creative in navigating unfamiliar languages and customs. Things that consume us back home — jobs, homes, familial and social responsibilities — lose their thrall when we’re hiking up Mount Fuji in Japan, selecting the fish that will be our dinner in China or watching the sun rise over Machu Picchu.