When Is Russian Christmas 2017
Public Life. Orthodox Christmas is a national holiday in Russia so banks and public offices are closed on January 7. If Christmas Day falls on a weekend, the non-labor day moves to the following Monday.
The traditional greeting for Happy New Year is 'S Novym Godom'. 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.
Orthodox Christmas: Let's clarify the dates and look through Russian traditions. 12.10.2017; Posted by: Enjoy Russian; Category: Interesting Russia.