Merry Christmas from Troika!

December 25, 2011

While in the United States many Americans are celebrating Christmas today, the thought of Рождество[1] is still far from Russians’ minds. The closest Russian holiday to today is Новый Год[2], the biggest Russian holiday of the year. Because of the Orthodox Calendar, Christmas in Russia actually falls on the 7th of January. During the time of the Soviet Union, the holiday was drastically de-emphasized as the government made an attempt to secularize the Russian society. Christmas was reintroduced after the fall of the Soviet Union and is once again celebrated by Orthodox families. Many of the things Americans associate with Christmas (i.e., Santa Claus, Christmas trees, presents) Russians use to celebrate New Year’s.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

[1] Christmas

[2] New Year’s


3 Responses to “Merry Christmas from Troika!”

  1. Сергей said

    Вы же хотели писать Рождество, а не рожденство?

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