Monday, January 13, 2014

Monday Moodboard "Happy Old New Year!"

Hello folks!
For the whole world today is an ordinary Monday but for Russia it's a day when we celebrate Old New Year! :)
This tradition came from old times when instead of Julian calendar countries started to use Gregorian calendar. The calendar was a refinement in 1582 to the Julian calendar amounting to a 0.002% correction in the length of the year. The motivation for the reform was to bring the date for the celebration of Easter to the time of the year in which the First Council of Nicaea had agreed upon in 325. Because the celebration of Easter was tied to the spring equinox, the Roman Catholic Church considered this steady drift in the date of Easter undesirable. The reform was adopted initially by the Catholic countries of Europe. Protestants and Eastern Ortodox countries continued to use the traditional Julian calendar and adopted the Gregorian reform after a time, for the sake of convenience in international trade. The last European country to adopt the reform was Greece, in 1923.
In Russia the Gregorian calendar was accepted after the October Revolution (so named because it took place in October 1917 in the Julian calendar). On 24 January 1918 the Council of People's Commissars issued a Decree that Wednesday, 31 January 1918, was to be followed by Thursday, 14 February 1918, thus dropping 13 days from the calendar.
And now we have this Old New Year we celebrate calmer than the original New Year :)

Pink champagne photograph by Raceytay

Vintage Handmade Cardboard Trug, Primitive Tote by shavingkitsuppplies

Glass Christmas Ornaments from West Germany by susantique

pink Christmas decoration by Sweetlakevintage

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