In case you didn’t know, today marks the Russian Orthodox Christmas. See pics here:
The Ukrainian and I are not celebrating this year. During the 2007-2008 holiday season, we celebrated only the Western Christmas and New Year’s. This year, we added the Russian/Ukrainian style New Year’s to the mix (pics to come later).
Next year, we vow to add the Orthodox Christmas as well. The Ukrainian thinks he should give me his gifts on Western Christmas and I give his on Orthodox Christmas (we both exchange gifts on New Year’s). But I thought Orthodox Christmas only involved religious themes…no gift exchange. Does anyone else know?