The Old New Year or the Orthodox New Year is also known as the Old Scottish New Year which is an informal traditional holiday. This Old Scottish New Year is rejoiced and celebrated with this believes that the New Year has been started by the Julian calendar.
In the 20th and 21st centuries, the Old New Year falls on January 14 in the Gregorian calendar. On this same day, the Old Scottish New Year is also rejoiced and celebrated in India as the sun ends its southward journey and in India also after Old Scottish New Year people move towards the Makar Sankranti celebration.
This is the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic officially adopted the Gregorian calendar in 1918, the Russian Orthodox Church continued to use the Julian calendar. The New Year became a holiday as per both calendars in the whole country.
As in most countries, people use the Gregorian calendar, to celebrate the New Year’s Day in Russia is a public holiday which is rejoicing on the January 1st.
Old Scottish New Year is the day which is celebrated with full joyous entertainment, fireworks, elaborate and often large meals in the whole Scotland with some other festivities are common.
Old Scottish New Year is combined the secular traditions of bringing in the New Year with the Christian Orthodox Christmastide customs, such as kolyada.
The New Year by the Julian calendar is still informally observed, and the tradition of celebrating the coming of the New Year twice is widely enjoyed: January 1 (New New Year) and January 14 (Old New Year).
Usually not as festive as the New New Year, for many this is a nostalgic family holiday ending the New Year holiday cycle (which includes Eastern Orthodox Christmas on January 7) with traditional large meals, singing and celebratory drinking.
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