Why do Russians celebrate Christmas in January and where did February 30th go?

Not everyone knows that in Russia and throughout the Orthodox Church, Christmas is celebrated on January 7th every year instead of December 25th. This is also a public holiday in Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Georgia, Egypt and many other countries. The US, the UK, Canada and Australia also observe this holiday but not on a nationwide level. The date of January 7th comes from the Julian calendar, which was introduced by Julius Caesar in 45 BCE (Before Common Era) and replaced the Roman calendar. The Julian calendar has 365 days in a common year with one extra day every fourth...

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