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Russian "New Year's" culture
Saturday, January 06, 2007
The famous "Jim" of the adoption forums posted this link to an article that does a great job explaining the slowdown in Russia during the week of New Year's to the Russian Orthodox Christmas (Jan. 7). It's very interesting, and a good insight.


Oh, and by the way, the reason the Russian Christmas is January 7th is because that's the correct day on the Julian calendar. Most countries (Russia included) now use the Gregorian calendar which is a tad more accurate in calculations, but the Orthodox churches (the Greek Orthodox as well) continue to use the Julian calendar for high holidays.

In the Gregorian calendar, Christmas will be on January 7th until the year 2100 in which (because it gains a day about every 134 years) will move to January 8th.

Don't you love learning something new every day.
posted by Steveg @ 8:57 AM  
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