In Russia, Christmas is celebrated on January 7th. Many Russian Christmas traditions originated with the pagan culture that predated Christianity in Russia. Long-standing Russian Christmas customs include caroling, fortune-telling, and following a strict Nativity Fast for forty days leading up to Christmas Eve. Many of Russia's Christmas customs originated with the pagan culture that existed in Russia before the arrival of Christianity. Pagan rituals designed to bring about a good year with a rich harvest were performed from the end of December until around mid-January.
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. The Orthodox Church also celebrates Advent. But it has fixed dates, starting on 28th November and going to the 6th January, so it's 40 days long. The official Christmas and New holidays in Russia last from December 31st to January 10th. To people in western Europe and the USA, one of the most famous things about Christmas in Russia is the story of Babushka. Babushka means Grand Mother in Russian. It tells the story of an old women who met the Wise men on their way to see Jesus.
Christmas in Russia is most widely celebrated on January 7, according to the Russian Orthodox calendar. New Year's Day, January 1, precedes the Russian Christmas and is often celebrated as a more important holiday. It is not uncommon for Russians to observe two Christmases and even two New Year's-the first Christmas observed on December 25, and the second New Year's observed on January 14. Any public trees, like the Christmas tree in Moscow's Red Square, also serve as a symbol of the New Year. A Christmas church service, which happens the night of Christmas Eve, is attended by members of the Orthodox church. Even the President of Russia has begun attending these solemn, beautiful services in Moscow. The Christmas Eve meal is typically meatless and can be made up of twelve dishes to represent the twelve apostles.
New Year in Russia can truly be called the most popular holiday. It is so much loved here that it’s even celebrated twice! One of the most common Russian New Year traditions is to have tangerines for New Year on the festive table. You will be surprised but Russian New Year traditions are very much similar to Christmas in the west. However, there are many customs typical for Russia only. Preparations, decorations, celebrations. Preparations to the Big Day start long in advance
Stille Nacht Am Don: Weihnachten in Russland. Schneeverweht Bist du, Russland.
The Christmas Selection : Ella Fitzgerald. Авторы текста и музыки. Dick Smith, Felix Bernard. The Christmas Selection : Dean Martin.
Christmas In Russia: Bright Dawn Shines In Heaven. 11. Christmas In Russia: The Lord Is Being Born. 12. Christmas In Russia: The Virgin Gave Birth To The Son. 13. Christmas In Russia: Good Evening To You. 14. Christmas In Russia: The Land Of The Jews. 15. Christmas In Russia: Shchedrivka. I don't understand the words, but this only adds to the mystique & allows you give in to the beauty of the sound.
These days, Christmas is celebrated in Russia with religious and traditional customs - while New Year’s is still a big party - celebrated with friends and family, and washed down with shots of vodka. Over the course of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, families would traditionally attend various church services. These days of course, not everyone is so religious and many families prefer to choose other elements of the old traditions to celebrate Christmas. In most cases Christmas is a quiet family day, while New Year remains the big party, with lots of eating and drinking, and fireworks.
Tourists visiting the country during the New Year in Russia will become spellbound looking at the myriad beauty of the country and partying all day and night. 6 Traditions In some families people have a tradition to bake Christmas cakes and put a surprise in it-a coin, too much salt or too much sugar. Anyone who gets the coin, will get rich next year, the one who gets the salted cake will have some trouble, and the sweet cake will bring funny, sweet life next year.
A feast central to the Christian liturgical year, it is preceded by the season of Advent or the Nativity Fast and initiates the season of Christmastide, which historically in the West lasts twelve days and culminates on Twelfth Night; in some traditions, Christmastide includes an octave
|A1||Troparion Zur Geburt Christi|
|A2||Die Morgenröte Ist Aufgegangen|
|A3||Die Goldene Laubhütte|
|A4||Die Engel Im Himmel|
|A5||Stille Nacht Über Palestina|
|A6||Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht|
|A7||Laßt Uns Singen, Christen|
|A8||Die Wunderbare Botschaft|
|A9||Guten Abend Euch Allen|
|A10||Ein Stern Am Himmel|
|A11||Gott Wird Geboren|
|B1||Die Jungfrau Gebar Den Sohn|
|B2||Guten Abend Dir|
|B3||Das Land Der Juden|
|B5||Der Voranfängliche Gott|
|B6||Was Für Ein Wunder|
|B7||Eine Wunderbare Freude Für Die Ganze Welt|
|B8||Es Ging Die Heilige Jungfrau|
|B9||Dort Oben Über Die Erde|
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