The Old New Year (Russian: Старый Новый год) is an informal traditional Slavic Orthodox holiday, celebrated as the start of the New Year by the Julian calendar. This holiday falls on January 13/14. Usually not as festive as the New New Year, for many this is a nostalgic family holiday ending the New Year holiday cycle with traditional large meals, singing and celebratory drinking. The tradition of the Old New Year has been kept in Armenia, Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Republic of Macedonia.
Our Etsy Russian Team held annual Holiday gift exchange. There were 34 team members from 13 countries who participated in this great gift exchange. So, let me out a secret and show you our chain of gifts!
This is the official blog of Russian Artists Team on Etsy. We represent artists, designers and crafters from all over the world coming from Russian background and thus sharing the same language. The Russian nation has always been famous for its arts and crafts and we want to spread this word all over the world. The members of our team specialize in felting, knitting, jewelry making, photography, visual arts and natural cosmetics. New members are always welcome. We hope you enjoy your visit and come again, as the blog is updated with useful and interesting information on regular basis.