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Russian Christmas

Summary

Russian Christmas

Calendar

Misc

Date

Jan 07 Every year

Description

Thirteen days after Western Christmas, on January 7th, the Russian Orthodox Church celebrates its Christmas, in accordance with the old Julian calendar. It's a day of both solemn ritual and joyous celebration

Grandfather Frost brings presents on New Year's Eve, and these are opened on the same night. However, after the Russian Revolution, Christmas celebration was banned in that country from 1917 until 1992. Even today, throughout the U.S. and Europe, several Christian denominations, notably the Jehovah's Witnesses,[50][51] Puritans, and some fundamentalists, view Christmas as a pagan holiday not sanctioned by the Bible.

References

http://russian-crafts.com/customs/christmas.html


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