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Russian Christmas Eve Traditions

Tuesday, October 16th 2018. | Merry Christmas

Russian Christmas Eve Traditions

Christmas in Russia is normally celebrated on January 7th (only a few Catholics might celebrate it on the 25th December). The date is different because the Russian Orthodox Church uses the old 'Julian' calendar for religious celebration days.
Russian Christmas Eve Supper (Holy Supper). Following 40 days of Nativity Lent, the birth of Jesus Christ is commemorated with a final Lenten feast on 6th .
Christmas in Russia (Russian: Рождество Христово Rozhdestvo Khristovo, in the Russian Orthodox Church called Е́же по пло́ти Рождество Господа Бога и Спа́са нашего Иисуса Христа) is celebrated on December 25 (Julian calendar) which falls on 7 January (Gregorian calendar) and commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ.
On New Years Eve Grandfather Frost (Russia's version of Santa Claus). In the Orthodox tradition nothing is eaten or drunk on Christmas Eve until the first star .
Christmas is one of the most joyous traditions for the celebration of Eve comes from the Russian tradition. On the Eve of Christmas, it is traditional for all family .
Christamas traditions in Russia – general information about the holiday, its celebration in Russia. Nativity Fast, Christmas Eve, Twelve days of Christmas, .
Russian Christmas food traditions include the serving of the holy supper on Christmas Eve. Each food served during this meal represents one of the 12 apostles.