Russian Holidays

The main Russian New Year's Day – January 1 During the Soviet era, people are not allowed to celebrate Christmas, and New Year's has become the most important holiday. New Year public holiday while Christmas is more of a private family holiday. Happy New Year Russian "Snovum Godot."

Russian Orthodox Christmas is celebrated on January 7. This is tantamount Day December 25 in the old Russian calendar.Russians also celebrate "Catholic Christmas" on December 25 and Old Russian New Year on January 14 on the Julian calendar, and was used until 1918.

Russians celebrate more freedom than Hallmark Cards. This is just another reason to pull the plug out of the vodka bottle.

The most important celebration as far as the Russian women for the "International Women's Day." This March 8 is a holiday that Americans have never heard of, like Valentine's Day, Mother's Day and her birthday all rolled into one. On this day, all the men in housework. They treat the woman of the house at the Queen one day. They buy her a nice gift, and maybe the flowers.

A word of advice: Remember this day as the anniversary, birthday, Valentine's Day and Mother's Day. The fact that it is important that a Russian woman.

a big difference between Russia and America is that Russians do not celebrate Thanksgiving Day, Mother's Day or Father's Day. They do not celebrate any ethnic freedom that America, like St. Patrick's Day, Columbus Day or Martin Luther King Day, although I am sure that he knew behind in the spirit of St. Patrick's Day hundred percent.

every former Soviet Republic's own independence day is celebrated as Independence Day in America, though not quite to the same extent it is celebrated officially America.February 23 Soldier's Day, and like Father's Day, which honored men.

May 9 is Victory Day, where the Russians will celebrate Victory in the Great Patriotic War – is called the Second World War. Each person who is treated as a veteran, like a general on this day. There is a lot of drinking and celebrating in honor of the heroes of the war of conquest.

November 7 Soviet holiday that commemorates the October Revolution (which actually took place in November), when the Bolsheviks came to power the tsar. The reason it is called the October Revolution because it was the month of October in the old Russian calendar.

Remember the parades in Red Square. During this holiday, the Soviet leaders wore those big Russian fur hats while standing above Lenin tomb.This holiday is celebrated in some, though not as much as when the Soviets were in power.

Passover is equivalent to the Russian Orthodox Catholic Easter. Easter on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox (March 21), .Pascha the first Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox and the Passover.

This was the date that the Christian Church was originally celebrated Easter.Passover the Jewish religious holiday, when the Lord passed over the houses of the Israelites the plagues that Moses visited by the Egyptians, the Israelites held captive. The final blow or a curse, was that the firstborn sons of all the earth will be destroyed.

The Israelites were to sacrifice a lamb to God and put it above the blood of the Lamb. It would have crossed the plague, and the firstborn would be spared.

Christians represented Jesus the Lamb of God. He was the Passover. He was the Lamb, who was sacrificed to save the souls of all people, not just the firstborn sons of the Israelites.

Jesus came to Jerusalem during Easter and Orthodox celebrate after Passover.The crucified after Passover (Passion) Easter because of it.

Source by John Kunkle

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