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  • Rev. Sergei Overt
    The communist holiday, the day of the October Revolution, November 7(October 25, old style), has been replaced by a Russian National Holiday (Russian Peoples
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 31, 2004
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      The communist holiday, the day of the October Revolution,
      November 7(October 25, old style), has been replaced by a "Russian National
      Holiday" (Russian Peoples Unity day) - November 4, the feast of the Kazan
      Icon of the Most Holy Mother of God. This particular feast of the Kazan Icon
      commemorates the liberation of the Orthodox Russian Tsardom of Moscow from
      foreign invasion and rule.
      Russian people saved and united by the intersession of the Most
      Holy Mother of God.

      The New Years holiday season though, should be extended to at least after
      January 7 as a rule.


      > > Russia replaces, expands national holidays
      > >
      > > Moscow, Russia, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- Russian lawmakers passed a bill
      > > Friday setting New Year's holidays for Jan. 1-5 and abolishing the
      > > October Revolution Day holiday.
      > >
      > > The communist October Revolution Day holiday marks the Oct. 25, 1917,
      > > Bolshevik uprising, in what is now St. Petersburg, Interfax reported
      > > Friday.
      > >
      > > Lawmakers replaced that day, now only observed by a handful of
      > > elderly communists, with Nov. 4, calling it People's Unity Day. It
      > > marks the day in 1612 when Moscow was liberated from Polish troops.
      > >
      > > One reason for extending New Year's holidays till Jan. 5 is that most
      > > businesses do not re-open until well after the eastern Orthodox
      > > Christmas on Jan. 7.
      > >
      > > http://washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20041224-120215-3012r.htm
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