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Best Time for a Winter or Christmas Holiday in St. Petersburg

by Natalia Rogachyova on December 2, 2012
Christmas trip st petersburg

Of course Christmas is a wonderful time to visit St. Petersburg because it is winter and the area is very beautiful in the winter. What should not be expected is the typical Christmas celebration because of the fact Orthodox Christmas is celebrated on the 7th of January. This is about 2 weeks later than the Western Christmas and is seen as a time of religious focus and not festivities and events.

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Easter holiday in Russia

by Natalia Rogachyova on March 27, 2012
Easter celebration in Russia

Easter, or Paskha, is the biggest holiday in the Russian Orthodox calendar. It’s important both for devout Christians and for others who simply enjoy joining in the celebrations. In 2014, the Easter Holiday in Russia is on Sunday, 20th April.

Traditionally, Russians believe that on Easter, Jesus walks on the earth and mixes with the ordinary people, while the Devil is consigned to hell. To honour Jesus, rich people treat the less well-off to a meal, and everyone visits their friends and relatives.

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