Same to you, Dan!
I don't know if your family also celebrated the "Old New Year", which is
on January 14, as it came from the Julian calendar, the same way as the
The interesting fact is that the Old New Year is celebrated beyond the
Eastern European countries, e.g. in Wales, Switzerland, Scotland, and even
in North Africa (albeit on January 12 in the latter two regions).
I.e. it goes beyond the areas where Orthodox Church prevails.
For more details:
In Russia (and several other former Soviet Union republics), the school
break typically runs from December 31th or 30th, till January 10 or so,
depending on the weekend day at the end of it. Many companies also have
extended holidays for a comparable period.
BTW, the message came through clearly. And it can be seen in the archive
Mark must be a millennium behind, still running old-fashioned 7-bit (or
UTF-8 illiterate) mailserver. ;)
Daniel J. Matyola Sun, 07 Jan 2018 12:17:55 -0800 wrote:
Daniel J. Matyola Sun, 07 Jan 2018 15:02:16 -0800 wrote:
Interesting that you got the Cyrillic letters, Ann. Perhaps it was
Mark's email that scrubbed them out rather than the PDML Server.
My father's family was Eastern Orthodox. We celebrated Christmas in
December with my Mother's family and Christmas in January with my
father's family. plus we had my mother's birthday, my father's birthday,
and my birthday, all between Dec 10 and Dec 23. My sister, born on the
fourth of July, always felt cheated during the winter holidays.
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