Russian Holidays and Customs

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  Russian New Year and Christmas

  Russian Holidays

  Congratulations and Wishes (Lesson)

It's the holiday season all over the world! In Russia, the New Year is the most celebrated holiday. Russian Orthodox Christmas is celebrated on January 7th according to Gregorian calendar. This corresponds to December 25th according to the "Old Style" Julian calendar. Of course, there are many other holidays and this page is a great resource to learn about Russian holidays and traditions. Just in time for the holiday season, you will also learn a holiday toast and such popular Russian New Year songs as "Yolochka" and "Bubenchiki (Jingle Bells)".

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