Tag Archives: Julian calendar

New New Years

16 Jan

I just celebrated two New Years in quick succession.
I celebrated the “normal” one like most of humanity on December 31/January 1.
But I, like many Ukrainians, also celebrated the Julian calendar’s New Year on January 13th – that’s New Year’s Eve.
The biggest benefit is that We get a few more parties. If you blow a resolution on the Gregorian New Year than you can always reset on the Julian one.
I have reset it all and am coasting in the clear.

Pysanky

5 May

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Since it is Ukrainian Easter today (Easter according to the Julian calendar), I’m putting up a photograph of some pagan objets that were Christianized just like the pagans of old. Alas, I did not make these pysanky but I did nip the wheat from a farmers field and I cut the pussy willow from my parent’s house.