Since 1991 Russian Orthodox Christmas has been a public holiday in Russia.
Hi, I am not sure this post is in the right place but what is the appropriate way to date as an Orthodox christian.
Eastern Orthodox Christians often abstain from meat, eggs, dairy, and/or alcohol for a period of 40 days leading up to Christmas and then fast during the day of Christmas Eve.
I have found it hard to even find another Orthodox to date (I finally found a woman, 8 hours away but i found her), now we are dealing with the dating part of it.
First thing I noticed was different is it is more like courting than dating in the modern since. I feel these are things that are hard to know in our society where people react as if your nuts because your not sleeping with your girlfriend.
Christmas Eve observances include church services followed by an evening meal of 12 dishes corresponding to each of the 12 apostles.
During the Soviet era, the celebration of Christmas in Russia was banned (along with the celebration of other religious holidays); during this period many Christmas traditions were transposed to New Year’s to align with the law.