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Today Russia Celebrates the Day of Family, Love, and Faithfulness

8. July 2011 by Christy 0 Comments

July 8 is the Day of Family, Love, and Faithfulness, a day when Russian and Ukrainian citizens celebrate the bonds of love and family and spend time with a beloved spouse and cherished family members.


Created in 2008, the Day of Family, Love, and Faithfulness honors St. Peter and St. Fevronia of Murom, the patron saints of family and marriage. The two reportedly wed in the 13th century and legend has it the couple’s love was so strong that the two died on the same day and were found in the same grave, despite being buried in separate plots. The holiday was also designed to revive traditional moral values in Russian society and remind younger generations of the importance of family.


On the Day of Family, Love, and Faithfulness, Russia’s first lady, Svetlana Medvedeva, awards the Love and Fidelity Medal to couples who have been married for 25 years or more. The Voice of Russia reports that over 5,000 couples received the honor this year. Weddings, concerts, church ceremonies, and family competitions are also common on this special day, as are gifts of daisies, a symbol of family happiness.


Log on to HotRussianBrides and wish your lady the best of luck on this special day. Who knows, perhaps one day the two of you will celebrate the Day of Family, Love, and Faithfulness together.