Happy (Julian Calendar) New Year!
Old New Year, or New Year by Julian calendar, is widely celebrating on January 14 in some Eastern European countries, including
Speaking about western
where I am originally from (I live in Canada
now), Julian Calendar New Year is very common festivity to this part of the
country. Although January 14 is not an official day off, in western Ukraine
they have services in churches on that day, and at night from January 13 to
January 14 western Ukrainians are celebrating something like winter festivals.
The festivals called Malankas (Malanka – singular). The most famous Malankas
places in whole western Ukraine
are: in the town of Horoshova,
Ternopil's'ka oblast; in the town of Vashkivtsi,
Chernivets'ka oblast (check for the places on Google Maps).
Besides Malanka festivals, there is another very common tradition for celebrating Julian New Year inAnd here is traditional carol for Ukrainian Old Style New Year (on the video below).
Earlier in the morning of January 14, boys are coming from door to door, sowing
seeds and grains in the hallways – for good luck and good year for those who
lives in this house.
Happy (Julian Calendar) New Year everyone!