Tuesday, January 6, 2015

January 7 Is Christmas In Russia

Russian Christmas stocking
It's January 7, and it's Christmas in Russia.  Santa Claus doesn't come at Christmas - well, actually, he doesn't come at all.  Grandfather Frost visits on New Year's Eve, but Christmas is all about Jesus. It's an official holiday in Russia. Different people do different things for Christmas.  Some go to the Orthodox church for an all night vigil.  Some have family dinners.  Some do nothing. 

We celebrate by going to a church service in the afternoon where we sing carols and act out the nativity.  After we have Christmas dinner at church with our friends. 

And as Joey and I celebrate Christmas in Russia with our friends, we're also celebrating something else.  January 7 is our anniversary, and we've been married 20 years today.  


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