Orthodox New Year in Ukraine
What do people do?
The Old Calendar New Year is part of the festive Christmas week celebrations that occur from January 7-14. Events that occur around the time of the Old New Year include:
- Music and cultural festivals.
- Organized sleigh rides for both children and adults.
- Theatrical performances featuring popular Christmas week themes.
Right up until January 14, some families visit homes and greet people with New Year wishes. The Old New Year falls in the winter in Ukraine so many families celebrate the week with fun outdoor activities suited for the cold climate.
The Orthodox New Year is an observance and not an official public holiday in Ukraine.
The Orthodox New Year, also known as the Old New Year, is marked as January 1 in the Julian calendar, which preceded the now more commonly used Gregorian calendar. Many Orthodox Christian churches still recognize the holiday dates according to the Julian calendar, including New Year’s Day. New Year’s Day in the Julian calendar falls on January 14 in the Gregorian calendar.
About Orthodox New Year in other countriesRead more about Orthodox New Year.
Orthodox New Year Observances
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Quick FactsThe Orthodox New Year, also known as the Old New Year, is observed on January 14 in Ukraine.
Orthodox New Year 2015Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Orthodox New Year 2016Thursday, January 14, 2016
Name in other languages
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Alternative nameOld New Year
Other holidays in January 2016 in Ukraine
- New Year's Day – Friday, January 1, 2016
- Christmas Day – Thursday, January 7, 2016
- Christmas Day holiday – Friday, January 8, 2016
- Christmas Day holiday – Saturday, January 9, 2016
- Ukrainian Unity Day – Friday, January 22, 2016
- Tatiana Day – Monday, January 25, 2016