Why Do Some People Celebrate Christmas On 7th January?


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Gillian Smith Profile
Gillian Smith answered
The Eastern Orthodox Church celebrate Christmas day on 7th January. The Eastern Orthodox church is the second largest, Christian institution in the world if protestantism as an entity is excluded.

The Orthodox Churc uses the old Julain calender which is 13 days behind the Gregorian calender.

In the former Soviet Republic the Bolsheviks adopted the Gregorian calender at the end of 1917 which put them in line with the rest of the Western world. However the Orthodox church who were opposed to the oppressive steps taken by the Bolsheviks to supress religion, kept the Julian calender.

In communist countries organised religion was repressed and pushed underground although it was never stamped out.

For many people in communist and former communist states religious holidays and festivals became just holidays and Christmas was regarded as many as just a holiday on January 7th.

However Russian politians do now attend church at Christmas and many people again celebrate Christams as a religious festival in Russia. The members of the Eastern Church have their traditions firmly embedded in the Julian calender.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Good shot all of you but please remember tone down on the disgust it is so much unlike Christmas, whenever it is celebrated.  By the way is was originally CHRISTMASS...get the mass..peaceful, quite, introspective.. Holy penitent..looking UP
Sanjoy Chakraborty Profile
Keeping in mind everything regarding 7th Jan and 25th Dec one think we need not to faint is true charisma of lord Jesus from our neutral heart,May all bless almighty!!
hailey blackburn Profile
I think its because it just what the do
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Anonymous answered
Some people celebrate Christmas on January 7th because they have to. They will die the next day if they do not celebrate it. What is wrong with the world today?! We all know that Christmas is on dec 25. I think the world is stupid for celebrating it on January 7. I think we should celebrate it on August 28 because that is when I celebrate it. I hate the Orthodontist Orthodox whatever it is. IT JUST DOESN'T MAKE SENSE. Have a nice day.

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