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    How do I write MERRY CHRISTMAS?

    Please show me how to write "Merry Christmas"
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    Счастливого Рождества!
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    ба, хамбаг!

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    Quote Originally Posted by scotcher
    ба, хамбаг!
    Do not forget Russian Orthodox Christmas is not 25 Dec but 07 Jan!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexandr_S
    Quote Originally Posted by scotcher
    ба, хамбаг!
    Do not forget Russian Orthodox Christmas is not 25 Dec but 07 Jan!
    And, IMHO, for most russian people Xmas is not a celebration but just one more day-off.
    Gib immer 100% bei der Arbeit: 12% am Montag, 23% am Dienstag, 40% am Mittwoch, 20% am Donnerstag, 5% am Freitag ...

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    Счастливого Рождества!
    или просто

    С рождеством!!!

    The same as in Happy New year

    С Новым годом!!

    We don't usually wish someone a new year or christmas to be merry or happy Not well-wishers, you know!
    Пораскинул мозгами, теперь собираюсь с мыслями.

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    the russian word for Christmas is such a mouthful! I can't say it easily in a conversation without coughing up blood!

    Эдмунд Ричардович Вудфилд

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    Try saying it faster...then it really sounds prettier than it does in English.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oddo
    without coughing up blood!

    Bloody word indeed
    Пораскинул мозгами, теперь собираюсь с мыслями.

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    Why exactly is the Russian Orthodox Christmas on January 7th?

    I thought that Christmas was to celebrate the birth of Christ, which I've been told is December 25th (I'm not sure if this is documented).

    Is it celebrated for a different reason, or do different cultures think that Christ was born on different days?

    I'm just curious
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    Quote Originally Posted by EffMah
    Why exactly is the Russian Orthodox Christmas on January 7th?

    I thought that Christmas was to celebrate the birth of Christ, which I've been told is December 25th (I'm not sure if this is documented).

    Is it celebrated for a different reason, or do different cultures think that Christ was born on different days?

    I'm just curious
    Рождество Христово является одним из больших праздников христианства и относится к двенадцати великим двунадесятым праздникам. Этот праздник отмечается католиками 25 декабря, и православными 7 января по новому стилю. Этот праздник установлен в честь рождения Иисуса Христа в Вифлееме, и является одним из главных христианских праздников. Это не два различных праздника, а один и тот же праздник, отмечаемый по разному стилю календаря, старому и новому. Такое почитание этого праздника в первую очередь связано с системой летоисчисления по Юлианскому и Григорианскому календарю.


    So, as you see it's all the same. У русских праздники начинаются с 25 декабря (католическое рождество), потом Новый год, затем РОждество, потом Старый новый год....а там глядишь и до лета рукой подать
    Пораскинул мозгами, теперь собираюсь с мыслями.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EffMah
    Why exactly is the Russian Orthodox Christmas on January 7th?

    I thought that Christmas was to celebrate the birth of Christ, which I've been told is December 25th (I'm not sure if this is documented).

    Is it celebrated for a different reason, or do different cultures think that Christ was born on different days?

    I'm just curious
    Holly Book did not say when our Lord was born.
    First hristians in Rome started celebrate this day by 25 Dec, but they used Julians calendar.
    Orthodox and Catholics used it too.
    In this calendar 200, 300, 500, 600, 700, 900, 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400, 1500, 1700, 1800, 1900 etc are leap years.
    In 16th age Catholics take Grigorian (Nowdays) calendar, and this years become non-leap.
    So, nowdays Julians and Grigorian calendars depend (lag behind) in a 14 days. In 2100 it will be 15 days, and in 2200 it will be 16 days.
    Russia used Julians calendar before Revolution and it was very difficoult to connect whith West.
    Lenin took European calendar (it was his seldom good deal), but Orthodox Crush still use old calendar, as first hristians did.
    So, we celebrate it 25 Dec too, but... by Julians calendar. This day in modern calendar is 7 Jan. Old New Year is 14 Jan.

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    I think I'll believe you two Thanks for clearing that up for me.
    Let's all become Circumcellions.

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