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Important dates
« on: February 03, 2014, 11:31:11 AM »
There are some important days, many are not official holidays, that we just can't miss and I'll flesh some of them out as time permits.


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Re: Important dates
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2014, 11:33:29 AM »
Past the celebration of the New Year, Christmas, and the Old New Year is the Epiphany. That is when you see all those folk standing out in the cold and plunging into icy waters.

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Re: Important dates
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2014, 11:34:28 AM »
The 900 day siege of Leningrad ended on 27 January 1944.


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Re: Important dates
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2014, 11:35:53 AM »
2 February 1943 is the day when Stalingrad (now Volgograd) was liberated.



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Re: Important dates
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2014, 11:42:47 AM »
SO far I have learned with my wife, that March 8th and her birthday, are two days I should not forget. ALthough she is starting to take a real liking  too, our version of Christmas.
I am sure once here full time, Valentines will make it on her list as well.
She loves flowers and decorating the house for events, soooo.
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Re: Important dates
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2014, 11:46:50 AM »
If anyone is married to, or dating a woman with the name of Tatiana, Tatyana, Tanya or any other form of the name, it would be best not to forget January 25th as I recently learned the hard way.  :duh:
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Re: Important dates
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2014, 12:04:28 PM »
If anyone is married to, or dating a woman with the name of Tatiana, Tatyana, Tanya or any other form of the name, it would be best not to forget January 25th as I recently learned the hard way.  :duh:

That would be her saints day.
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Re: Important dates
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2014, 03:10:23 PM »
If anyone is married to, or dating a woman with the name of Tatiana, Tatyana, Tanya or any other form of the name, it would be best not to forget January 25th as I recently learned the hard way.  :duh:

That would be her saints day.

Yes...and according to my Tanya..it is like her second birthday....I was not aware of this..but I am now  :nod:
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Re: Important dates
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2014, 04:01:09 PM »
February 4th is Анастасия day! Which is our daughter.  :party0011:

We don't have the application here, but on our sister site GoGabber, the girls names days are shown at the bottom of the forum for the next 60 days so you wont be caught out.

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Re: Important dates
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2014, 02:14:14 PM »
14 February:

The day the city Rostov-on (the)-Don was liberated from the Nazi occupation forces.



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Re: Important dates
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2014, 12:39:35 PM »
Today, 22 February, is what Eastern Christians call "Meatfare Saturday/Memorial Sunday" and is a time to remember those departed from this life with prayers for their souls. Even those who might not call themselves as practicing Orthodox often treat this weekend as special in honour of their departed relatives and friends.





Patriarch Kirill issued this statement especially on behalf of those who have died in the protests in Kyiv:

We wholeheartedly mourn the dead, seek compassion for their families, urge sharing
help for the wounded and I ask pastors and children of the Holy Orthodox Church to raise
prayers to the Lord Jesus Christ and His Blessed Mother.

Let us pray for the repose of our dead brothers and sisters, the healing of the sick and wounded,
and with fierce hearts pray for an end to discord and confusion in
Ukraine. We pray that the Lord will reveal to all of us the spirit of love, peace,
forgiveness and brotherly love in Christ!

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Re: Important dates
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2014, 03:17:03 PM »
Today is 23 February, celebrated as the Day of Protector of the Fatherland, honouring all the military services.








With compulsory draft, this day pretty much covers every male. It is appropriate to honour older veterans, both male and female, too.

Here is a unique cake, the left hand side is for the guy (23 Feb) and the right side for the gal (8 March):


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Re: Important dates
« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2014, 03:23:11 PM »
February 24: Maslenitsa

(From the Mendeleyev Journal)

The Russian term is Масленица and it is observed the week prior to the Orthodox Fast leading to Easter. Often it is called pancake week or butter week by some.



The observance of Maslenitsa is an tradition of Eastern Slavs that is celebrated during the last week before Great Lent, marking the seventh week before Orthodox Easter. The roots of Maslenitsa are in pagan traditions as the celebration of the coming end of winter.

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For Orthodox Christians, meat along with eggs and all dairy products are forbidden during the Fast. Maslenitsa is the last week during which milk, cheese and other dairy products, eggs, and cooking oil are permitted. Maslenitsa week meals will be meat-less but plenty of foods with dairy and eggs will be served.

The week is symbolized by blini, Russian styled thin pancakes similar to crepes.

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The last day of Maslenitsa Week is called "Forgiveness Sunday" and it is the traditional day for people to ask their family and friends for forgiveness, hoping to hear the words “God will forgive” in response.


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Re: Important dates
« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2014, 04:56:21 PM »
I vaguely remember something about this...then I get my morning greeting on Skype:

"Week in Russian pancakes - Shrovetide"  with the following photo

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Now I have my reminder and am hungry.  She knows I love Blini :)
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Re: Important dates
« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2014, 01:57:43 AM »
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Re: Important dates
« Reply #15 on: February 25, 2014, 04:07:33 AM »
The week leading up to the begin of the 40 days before Easter (Lent) in Germany/Austrian and parts of Switzerland if I am not mistaken is called "fasching"

In large parts of the world we know this week as "Carnaval"

What is unusual (but not unknown) is the Eastern Orthodox Eastern and the Western Protestant/Catholic Easter occur on the same date this year. A week latter is Passover.

For the lazy Easter is 20 April this year.

Shakey in a separate thread tried to salute those who served yesterday.  tiphat
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Re: Important dates
« Reply #16 on: February 25, 2014, 08:23:53 AM »
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What is unusual (but not unknown) is the Eastern Orthodox Eastern and the Western Protestant/Catholic Easter occur on the same date this year. A week latter is Passover.

2014 is one of those relative rare years when the two are celebrated the same, 20 April.

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Re: Important dates
« Reply #17 on: March 02, 2014, 02:36:09 AM »
Saturday was the end of what is commonly called Масленица or "pancake week" and today is the Sunday of forgiveness. It is common to ask everyone in your life to forgive you for any wrong or slight you've committed since last year.

The name given is "Forgiveness Sunday" and the term Простите (pra-ste-tye) is a simple way to say "forgive me." Even better is Прости меня and even if you are unaware of any hurts you've caused, you should speak this anyway today.

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"Попробуй на вкус мою душу"

Все, кого я однажды задеть могла –
Словом, делом, со зла или не со зла, –
Простите.

И все те, с кем одною дорогой шла,
Но, свернув, за собою не позвала –
Простите.

Все, кому я надежда и свет была,
Но ни в доме, ни в сердце не приняла –
Простите.

И все те, для кого я любовь несла,
Но отдать не посмела, внутри сожгла –
Простите.

Все, кого потеряла, не сберегла,
Все, кого от падения не спасла –
Простите.

Я сгибаюсь под гнетом своей вины,
Только снова и снова про вас – мне сны.
Пустите.

Все, кто мною оставлен был где-то «там»,
Из далекого «здесь» улыбаюсь вам –
Светите. Я бы стала другой, если б я могла,
Но останусь такою, какой была.

Простите.





My mother in law has just suffered a stroke and so you may not see me around as frequently in the near term. We're hoping and praying for a full recovery.

Простите.

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Re: Important dates
« Reply #18 on: March 02, 2014, 04:24:03 AM »

My mother in law has just suffered a stroke and so you may not see me around as frequently in the near term. We're hoping and praying for a full recovery.


Our prayers for a full recovery of your mother in law and strength for your family.
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Re: Important dates
« Reply #19 on: March 02, 2014, 05:16:39 AM »
Mendy Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
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Re: Important dates
« Reply #20 on: March 02, 2014, 05:30:55 AM »
"mendy,"

Sorry to hear about your MIL, we hope she and pray she has no lasting deficits or injury.

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Re: Important dates
« Reply #21 on: March 02, 2014, 12:04:43 PM »
Sorry to hear about your MIL Mendy.  My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
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Re: Important dates
« Reply #22 on: March 07, 2014, 03:14:29 PM »
To all of the FSUW on the forum:

I wish you a very HAPPY WOMEN's DAY!!!  :party0011: :party0031: :loving: :-* :) tiphat :thumbsup:

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Re: Important dates
« Reply #23 on: March 08, 2014, 03:38:04 PM »
Lest we forget, 8 March was also the date when the Tsar and his family were arrested by the interim revolutionary government.



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Re: Important dates
« Reply #24 on: April 12, 2014, 01:11:30 PM »
17 April will be the day to honour firemen in Russia. Go out and start a fire--keep good men and women employed.  :chuckle:



 

 

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