In Russia it is said that chickens are milked, and cows carry eggs. (A mockery of those who believe ridiculous rumors.)

Orthodox Christmas in Russia on the 7th of January

Merry Christmas!

Orthodox Christmas
Orthodox Christmas

I was drinking my cup of coffee and started to think about Russian Christmas. In Russia this is the actual Christmas. The 6th of January is Christmas Eve and the 7th is Russian Orthodox Christmas…

I get confused by all these holidays this time of the year. I just accept them and be happy that we have so many times to celebrate…

By the way, Santa Clause (Ded Moroz), does not deliver presents at this Real Orthodox Christmas. 🙂

Is There A Santa Claus in Russia? (Audio)

Oh – by the way here are the Russian holidays in a table…

Dec 31 – Jan 8New Year holidays. The most popular holiday in Russia. Russians make presents to each other. Celebrate at night from December 31 up to January 1 morning. Attention! New Year holidays will last from December, 31 to January, 8. January, 9 is a working day. (?)
January 7Russian Orthodox Christmas
January 13 EveRussian Old New Year. Its not an official holiday, but most of Russians celebrate it.
February 23The Motherland Defender’s Day. Former Soviet Army Day. Women make presents to men. Official holidays will last from February, 20 to February, 23. February, 24 is a working day.
March 8International Women’s Day. Don’t forget to make a present (flowers) to women Attention! In 2011 Official holidays will last March, 6-8. March, 9 is a working day.
EasterEaster (floating date)
in 2016 – May 1
in 2017 – April 16
in 2018 – April 8
in 2019 – April 28
in 2020 – April 19
May 1, 2Labor Day
May 9Victory Day. Russians celebrate Victory in in World War II (1941-1945).
June 12Russia Day or Independence Day
November 4Day of People’s Unity

Have a bunch of nice holidays….

WtR

About the author

A survivor of six heart attacks and a brain tumor, a grumpy bear of a man, whom has declared Russia as his new and wonderful home. His wife is Russian and she puts up with this bear of a man and keeps him in line...

Thank God for my sweetie and Russia...

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