Julian Calendar Christmas Preparations

MOSCOW, Pa. -- Sunday is a strict fasting day for those who follow the Julian Calendar because Monday, January 7, is their Christmas.

Newswatch 16 stopped by the Moscow borough building during an annual celebration.

Folks enjoyed making crafts, hearing stories, and celebrating the culture.

Those who attended the event see it as a chance to spread their heritage.

"It brings more cultural awareness to everybody and helps the kids learn all about the different countries and things. I think it's a great opportunity and especially with our community we get to socialize with other people that you normally wouldn't," said Julie Washko, Roaring Brook Township.

Newswatch 16 would like to wish all those celebrating Monday, a very Merry Christmas.


  • beekeeper

    What’s the point, from a religious perspective, of adhering to an outdated calendar instituted by Julius Caesar? Eventually they’ll be celebrating Christmas in the summertime (they get 3 days closer to that every 400 years).

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