Russian Orthodox Christmas: experience with locals!
Russian Orthodox Christmas comes on the 7th of January. We invite you to experience this holiday in a company of friends on any winter day. We will start from visiting Russian Orthodox Church and giving you the short introduction to the Orthodox Christmas. Then we will tell how Christmas was celebrated in Russian villages many years ago, and what Kolyadki are. And in the end we will enjoy fun fortune telling, finding out what expects you in the next year (only good things!). All these will be accompanied with Russian tea-drinking with traditional snacks and sweets. Absolutely unique and truly Russian cultural experience, warm and friendly atmosphere, that’s what we guarantee. Join us!
— Experience what Russian Orthodox Christmas is like (on any winter day).
— Visit Russian Orthodox Church and explore its basic traditions
— Participate in old Russian Christmas tradition — Kolyadki
— Participate in Christmas fun fortune telling
— Enjoy Russian tea-drinking ceremony
— And of course feel like being a part of Russian family and just the best friend!
Route & Description:
We will start with visiting Russian Orthodox Church and giving you an idea about the traditions of religion, explaining why Christmas is celebrated in the different date what this celebration was like many years ago and how it is celebrated now. After finishing this part we will participate in a very old Russian Christmas tradition — Kolyadki. This tradition somewhat reminds of “trick or treat” tradition on Halloween, but has its Russian color. People dress to the costumes, sing songs and come to their neighbors to ask for treat, wish each other prosperity for upcoming year. We will teach you songs people used to sing for Kolyadki and tell you more about this ritual. Then you will have a chance to participate in a fun fortune telling, which is done during the Christmas week. Nowadays no one persuade it seriously, but it has a lot of entourage and mystery around, which makes it very special time. Enjoy it along with Russian tea-drinking with traditional Russian snacks. It will be truly unique experience! You will get a pleasure to experience Russia through eyes of us, locals, we will share our stories and give you the local perspective on Russian cultural traditions and life in the country!
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