Dating an orthodox russian man
The date is different because the Russian Orthodox Church uses the old 'Julian' calendar for religious celebration days. But it has fixed dates, starting on 28th November and going to the 6th January, so it's 40 days long. Some people fast (don't eat anything) on Christmas Eve, until the first star has appeared in the sky.The official Christmas and New holidays in Russia last from December 31st to January 10th. People then eat 'sochivo' or 'kutia' a porridge made from wheat or rice served with honey, poppy seeds, fruit (especially berries and dried fruit like raisins), chopped walnuts or sometimes even fruit jellies!There are Russian Christmas cookies called Kozulya which are made in the shape of a sheep, goat or deer. In some areas, children will go carol singing round the homes of friends and family and to wish people a happy new year. The kings would have found somewhere else to rest by now. They went that way." For a day Babushka followed the trail of the kings and the villages got bigger and became towns. Kutia is sometimes eaten from one common bowl, this symbolizes unity.In the past, some families like to throw a spoonful of sochivo up on the ceiling.
Dessert is often things like fruit pies, gingerbread and honeybread cookies (called Pryaniki) and fresh and dried fruit and more nuts. "That's where the royal baby would be born." "No, there is no royal baby here," said the palace guard when she asked him.
After the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, people were free to celebrate Christmas again.
But it's still a quieter and smaller holiday in Russia after the big New Year celebrations.
When they appear the star and other lights on the Christmas tree light up! The traditional greeting for Happy New Year is 'S Novym Godom'.
Christmas in Russia is normally celebrated on January 7th (only a few Catholics might celebrate it on the 25th December).