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The Old and New Christmas, New Year pines, and Other Weird Stuff about Russian Holidays

     Hey there, folks! It has been a while, right? Have you missed me? I'm pretty sure you didn't, and yet again I'm writing another article full of bad jokes only for you!      We have just been through the New Year holidays in Russia. God, am I glad we have over 7 official holidays! There are a few traditions in the end-of-the-year celebrations in Russia that differ from any other part of the world, in the sense that they are sooo weird. Russians, amirite? So I decided to dedicate some time to talk  write about them.  The Old and New Christmas       It all changed when the fire nation attacked with the Romans, or to be more specific, the Gregorian calendar. The western world switched calendars, one thing led to another, and a few thousand years worth of history books later, we got the western Christmas on the 25th of December. The Orthodox Church, however, still uses the Julian calendar. Only God knows why. Did you see what I did there? :D      So the Orthodox Christmas