Lena has told us that we HAVE to go with her to the cemetary. It is MANDATORY that we observe what Russians do there. So we will be going on a field trip with Lena to see people drinking alcohol and having picnics at the cemetary as they remember their ancestors on Monday.
I mentioned this today to one of the teachers at school and she said that this was one of our school assigments and "YES, IT IS MANDATORY!"
I don't know that this field trip will be fun, but, it certainly will be interesting!