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Russian Christmas Food Traditions

By |2017-01-09T05:13:25+00:00January 9th, 2017|Categories: Christmas & New Year, Food, Holiday Ideas, Holidays, Russian|Tags: |

Around the world Christmas season is long over, but in Russia Christmas Day was celebrated yesterday. So why do Russians celebrate Christmas on January 7th? And what are some Russian Christmas food traditions? The reasoning is actually pretty straightforward. The predominant religion in Russia is still Russian Orthodoxy which still follows the old [...]

How to Keep a Christmas Tree Fresh

By |2016-12-18T13:48:37+00:00December 18th, 2016|Categories: Christmas & New Year, Holidays|Tags: , |

During the Holidays, finding and keeping the perfect Christmas tree fresh can be as elusive as seeing Santa. There are dozens of popular varieties to choose from. And no matter which kind of tree it is — fir, spruce or pine — the goal is always to maintain it green and fresh for as long [...]

Sochelnik: Russian Orthodox Christmas

By |2015-01-06T12:45:36+00:00January 6th, 2015|Categories: Holidays|Tags: |

Sochelnik: Russian Orthodox Christmas. On January 6th, many Orthodox countries including Russia will celebrate Christmas Eve — also known as “Sochelnik”. While the date of Russian Christmas has always been on January 7 many traditions have changed over the past 200 years. In this post, we explore a number of folkloric rituals, and illuminate the differences [...]

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Where Did Christmas Traditions Come From?

By |2014-12-11T23:45:36+00:00December 11th, 2014|Categories: Christmas & New Year, Holidays|Tags: , , , , |

Year after year we follow traditions of gifting, tree decorating and family togetherness, but where did these rituals come from? Concerning Christmas, here are THREE things you probably DON’T KNOW about the festivities surrounding the Holiday. Christmas Trees Were Once Illegal Until the late 1800s, Christmas tree were considered pagan symbols and [...]

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Merry Christmas!

By |2013-12-25T23:45:25+00:00December 25th, 2013|Categories: Christmas & New Year, Holidays|Tags: |

Merry Christmas everyone!! A time of celebration and merriment, Christmas Holiday marks the birth of Jesus Christ and is generally regarded as a time for new beginnings. Yet not all Christians celebrate Christmas on December 25 – in Russia, Christmas is actually celebrated on January 7th. During the days of the Soviet Union, Christmas celebrations were [...]

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Winter Holidays Around the World (Part I)

By |2013-11-03T23:45:25+00:00November 3rd, 2013|Categories: Christmas & New Year, Holidays|Tags: , , , , , , |

It’s hard to believe that the Holidays are once again upon us! Seems like just yesterday we were basking in the sun at the beach, planning our vacations, and relishing the long warm days of summer. Today, as we inaugurate another cycle of daylight savings time, it’s time to prepare for the glorious Holiday Season. Most [...]

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Christmas ideas.

By |2012-12-24T03:45:05+00:00December 24th, 2012|Categories: Christmas & New Year, Holidays|Tags: , , |

Whether you are Christian, Jewish, Muslim, or believe in a religion that is a bit less mainstream, Christmas in the US has passed from being strictly a religious holiday to being a time when people enjoy their time away from the office and spend it with friends and family. Many of us don’t go to church [...]

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Stuff that stocking!

By |2012-12-15T23:45:05+00:00December 15th, 2012|Categories: Christmas & New Year, Fun, Holidays|Tags: , , , , |

Christmas is just around the corner but most of us are not even half way done with shopping for presents. So an idea came to mind: “Why not minimalize Christmas presents to stocking stuffers only?” It sure would be easier, cheaper and quicker. Imagine not trying to figure out preferences, sizes, favorite colors, and tastes of [...]

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