Russia – Discover the Unknown

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Did you know Christmas celebrations in Russia take place in January?

Did you know Christmas celebrations in Russia take place in January?

The Christmas decorations were all packed away weeks ago here in the UK, but Russia’s  just finished clearing up after its Christmas celebrations.  In Russia, those following the Orthodox religion choose to fast for 40 days, abstaining from meat and…

Why does Russia celebrate Easter at a different time?

Why does Russia celebrate Easter at a different time?

Have you ever thought about why Easter in Russia falls at a different time to the holiday in the west? It’s all to do with the calendar.  In Russia, dates are set from the Julian calendar while in the UK,…

Russia’s Easter celebrations

Russia’s Easter celebrations

Easter’s celebrated a little differently in Russia, though you will find similarities with the British holiday as well. Known as Paskha, the holiday has at least a thousand year history and is the most important date on the Russian Orthodox…