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Russian Old Calendar

Post  Vasilisa on Mon Apr 06, 2015 11:56 am

Did you ever wondered why Russian christmas is not celebrated on December 25th? Or why they take New Year more serious than Christmas? Orthodox Church told Russia to have a different calendar, Julian calendar. While the whole world had Gregorian calendar and followed the same days. From now on Russia follows both of the calendars. While Russia now uses Gregorian calendar, it hasn't forgotten the celebrations of the old calendar. For example the christmas in Russia is celebrated on January 7th. The most interesting part about this calendar know is that Russia celebrates old new year. Its celebrated on January 14th. On the old Russian calendar that has been the day that New Year was celebrated. As the time passed and they changed the calendars, it still wanted to keep a part of its culture and history.



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Post  CicelyS on Tue Apr 07, 2015 7:06 pm

That's really interesting. To be honest, I didn't know there were more types of calendars other than the Mayan one and our own! Great posttt
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