All the Western world has already forgotten the holiday time, and everyone is back to work already, but Russians still celebrate. Right now it is Christmas in Russia – two weeks later than the Western holiday.
Why so late?
Before the October Revolution in 1917 Russia used Julian calendar, and after the revolution the new government decided to switch to the Gregorian one, like the rest of the world. However, the Orthodox church went against the Atheistic leaders even in this matter. Therefore, the Orthodox still use the Julian calendar and celebrate all their holidays according to the “old style”. Our Easter will also come two weeks later than yours!
Anyhow, Christmas is a kind, warm and wonderful holiday, no matter which day you celebrate it. So, for all the Orthodox world – MERRY CHRISTMAS!!