New Year

Old Wives’ Tales

“Whatever the new year catches you doing, that’s what you’ll be doing all year.” Our grandma told us this every year when we were kids. And we certainly believed it. Well, we were kids. I remember believing this whole-heartedly back then, because my grandmother knew everything. My brother and I […]

☦ Russian Orthodox Christmas

Christmas is officially celebrated in Russia on January 7. This date is actually December 25 on the Julian calendar, which the Russian Orthodox Church follows. The Julian calendar currently runs 13 days behind the Gregorian calendar – the standard international calendar in use today – since the day of conversion in […]