The world embraces a wide range of cultures, each one celebrating the festive holidays of Christmas and New Year in their traditional ways.
In Russia, they use the Julian calendar for religious celebration days, as recognised by the Russian Orthodox Church, which means that Christmas is celebrated on the 7th of January. New Year is a much bigger event than Christmas, and they have two! The first on December 31st, where they celebrate big style with fireworks and parties just like everywhere else, and the Orthodox version on January 14th, a quiet event usually spent with the family.
Merry Christmas from Grandfather Frost
Happy New Year
Russian Celebrations in Phuket
Most Russians have time off during the holidays, as it’s bitterly cold in Russia they take this opportunity to travel to another country seeking some sunshine and heat. One of the most popular holiday destinations at this time is Thailand and its beautiful southern islands of Koh Samui and Phuket.
Phuket is very popular with Russian visitors during the festive holidays due to its great weather, fabulous beaches and views, and calm waters, ideal for swimming. The people are friendly, the food delicious, and there’s an affordable range of resorts as well as five-star luxury. Phuket also has a Holy Trinity Orthodox Russian Church for those wanting to attend the Christmas service.