|Christmas Greetings - CCCP|
Monday, November 18, 2013
Christmas Greetings - CCCP
Christmas is coming and a little bit around the world, million of people use postcards to wish a Happy Season (and there's not a better way in my opinion). This wonderful vintage soviet postcard was sent by a Russian Postcrosser and the curious thing is that this card is as old as she (both from 1987). Thank you very much Xony, this is a wonderful contribution to my CCCP card collection. This postcard took 11 days to arrive!
In the days of the Soviet Union, Christmas was not celebrated very much. New Year was the important time. Now Christmas is celebrated normally on the January 7th (only a few Catholics might celebrate it on the 25th December). The date is different because the Russian Orthodox church uses the old 'Julian' calendar for religious celebration days. The Orthodox Church also celebrates Advent. But it has fixed dates, starting on 28th November and going to the 6th January, so it's 40 days long.