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 Ukraine.
Speaking about western Ukraine, 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 in Ukraine. 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.
And here is traditional carol for Ukrainian Old Style New Year (on the video below).
Happy (Julian Calendar) New Year everyone!


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