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01.09.2019, 15:26

December 31. This day in history: holidays, festivals, the most interesting dates, outstanding personalities – The News&Culture

Holidays and festivals December 31 is the last day of the year. A lot of people spend this day summing up theirachievements, formulating their aims for the following year, decorating their homes, preparing afestive dinner and anticipating something bright and new – the magic that awaits us between 23:59:59 and the first seconds of the […]

December 30. This day in history: holidays, festivals, the most interesting dates, outstanding personalities – The News&Culture

Holidays and festivals On December 30 the Orthodox Church celebrates The Day of St. Daniel the Winter-prophet. A legend tells that in 600 B.C. the Babylonians conquered Jerusalem. Among the captives were four youngsters. The King of Babylon decided to bring them up in his court. However, the young men did not give up their […]

December 27. This day in history: holidays, festivals, the most interesting dates, outstanding personalities – The News&Culture

Holidays and festivals On December 27 the Orthodox Church pays the tribute to the memory of Apostle John who is considered to be the author of the Gospel and the Revelation. According to the Apocrypha St. John was kind and innocently pure, so the Lord was very fond of him. When crucified Jesus asked John […]

December 26. This day in history: holidays, festivals, the most interesting dates, outstanding personalities – The News&Culture

Holidays and festivals December 26 is a well-known Boxing Day when people make surprises for relatives and friends. This unusual holiday originated in the UK. According to the tradition, on the day that follows Christmas, boxes of leftover food were packed and given to the poor. In this way children were to get accustomed to […]