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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Russian Christmas Russia has a Christmas that lasts 40 days! Their Christmas starts November 28th and ends January 7th! Some people fast on Christmas eve until the first star in the sky appears. People then eat 'sochivo' a porridge that is made from wheat or rice. It is served with honey, poppy seeds, fruit (especially berries and dried fruit like raisins), chopped walnuts or even fruit jellies! 's-schah-st-lee-vah-vah rah-zh dee-st-vah' (С рождества) is merry Christmas in Russian! Sochivo is sometimes eaten from one bowl, this symbolizes unity. A spoonful of Sochivo is thrown on the ceiling and if it sticks it means that the family will have good luck. Vzvar is served at the end of the meal and it is a sweet drink mad from dried fruit and honey boiled in water. Vzvar represents the birth of Jesus. It is when babushka (grandmother) sees the three wise men on the night Jesus was born. Babushka is mad that she missed the birth but is still a legend because she saw the three wise men. After the meal prayers are said, and then everyone goes to the midnight church service. Most families dont wash their dishes until they get home from church. The story of babushka is a famous one around Christmas time in Russia The New Year celebrations are still very important to Russians (sometimes more than Christmas).This is when - when 'Father Frost' (known in Russian as 'Ded Moroz' or Дед Мороз) brings presents to children. double click to change this header text! Russian Christmas comparisons Diana Gaft In Russia there are many different customs and traditions. Some of them are similar to our traditions. Something you may recognize is going to church on Christmas Eve.Russians go to church the day before Christmas and eat a feast before they go. Many families eat a big meal in the U.S. on Christmas Eve also.On Christmas Russia also celebrates the birth of Jesus with the story of babushka.We celebrate the birth of Jesus but we have different story for it. America has many more traditions and so does Russia, but they are different. The main thing is we both celebrate the joy and happiness of Christmas.
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