Category Archives: Christmas

New Year Mood: Gaelic Song

Esteemed Readers, it would be sad to bid farewell to 2018 without a pleasant music impromptu. This is a brilliant Scottish composition performed by Fiona Mackenzie in Gaelic… I guess it would add some spirit to our Louis XIV’s celebrations … Continue reading

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Mercure Galant: Messenger of the Past – New Year 1678

It might seem odd, Esteemed Readers, however the 17th century French did not celebrate Christmas & New Year. Fabulous celebrations with Christmas trees, presents & Santa Claus appeared only in the 19th century, on the eve of the Progress Age. … Continue reading

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Orthodox Christmas

Being a part of the Orthodox world I would like to tell you, Esteemed Readers, about one of our main tradition, that’s Christmas we celebrate on the 7th of January. They say that this difference appeared due to various calendars the … Continue reading

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Dazzling Christmas Beauty

Modern Christmas can’t be imagined without many things. A brightly decorated Christmas tree is one of them. And as soon as it is dressed in its sparkling fragile jewelries, the spirit of the feast becomes very intense. Bright lights twinkle … Continue reading

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