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The Old New Year !

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Happy Holiday!

 

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The Old New Year (Russian: Старый Новый год) is a traditional Russian holiday celebrated as the start of the New Year by the Julian calendar. In the 20th and 21st centuries the Old New Year falls on January 13/14.

 

Although Soviet Russia officially adopted the Gregorian calendar back in 1918, the Russian Orthodox Church continued using the Julian calendar. The New Year became the only holiday which is celebrated by both calendars.

 

Like in most countries that use the Gregorian calendar, the New Year's Day in Russia is a public holiday and is celebrated on January 1. On that day, lots of joyous entertainment and fireworks and other festivities, and elaborate and often large meals are common.

 

The New Year by the Julian calendar is still informally observed and the tradition of celebrating the coming of the New Year twice is widely enjoyed.

Usually not as festive as the true New Year, for many this is a nostalgic family holiday ending the New Year holiday cycle.

 

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_New_Year

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