HaPPy Old New YEaR !!!

posted on 13th of january, 2009

Today in Russia a great holiday! OLD NEW YEAR! A bit of history: By the early twentieth century Russia for 13 calendar days behind Europe, has long passed for the Gregorian calendar. To close this gap in 1918 was a transition to the Gregorian calendar - the "new style" and January 14 - the day of St. Basil was the old New Year.
So we celebrate the new year 2 times! I congratulate you on your old New Year! This Year necessarily bring you good luck!

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Comments (4)

Posted by Papepi on January 15, 2009
Happy New Year! .. I did not know this thing ...
Posted by Creativei on January 13, 2009
Happy new year. I know Russians celebrate new year and Christmas late following the old calendar, anyw ways wish you very happy new year
Posted by Eclecticelegance on January 13, 2009
Very interesting! I love history and learning new facts like that! :)
Posted by Linqong on January 13, 2009
Happy old new year!!!

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