Friday, January 1, 2010

From Russia with love!

Juliana Belyan
from Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Wishes to everybody and especially to 'Taxidiaris' readers

A Happy New Year 2010

Novym Godom! С Новым Годом

Ευτυχισμένος ο Κανούριος Χρόνος 2010

The Russian Santa Claus is known as Ded Moroz. “Ded Moroz” translates to “Grandfather Frost” in English, but most English speakers simply call him “Father Frost.” He is a figure associated with Russian Christmas traditions and New Year's traditions.

Christmas in Russia is most widely celebrated on January 7, according to the Orthodox calendar. New Year's Day, January 1st, precedes the Russian Christmas and is often celebrated as a more important holiday.

Ο Αγ. Νικόλαος είναι ιδιαίτερα δημοφιλής στη Ρωσία. Το όνομα Νικόλαος είναι από τα περισσότερο διαδεδομένα στη Ρωσία. Η ημέρα του Αγ. Νικολάου (6 Δεκεμβρίου) γιορταζόταν για αιώνες, ωστόσο μετά την επιβολή του κομμουνισμού οι θρησκευτικές γιορτές απαγορεύτηκαν και ο Αγ. Νικόλαος αντικαταστάθηκε από τον «Ντιέντ Μορόζ» (Ded Moroz), όπως είναι γνωστός στη Ρωσία ο Άη Βασίλης.


JamanFou said...

A beautiful version of Santa Claus!
С Новым Годом!!

Kitty Moore said...

Just stopped by to wish you a very happy new year!


Susan said...

happy new year! :)

Julie said...

Happy New Year and I wish you many good photos in 2010! In answer to your question my email address is

Annie said...

Wow! She's Russian alright. ;-)

Phivos Nicolaides said...

@ JamanFou. A beautiful and hot version of Santa Claus! Και όποιος αντέξει Ιωάννα μου!

@ Kitty Moore. Thank you Kitty and Happy New Year. I enjoy your beautiful blog and especially your writing skills and style! Congratulations.

@ Susan. Need your photos also for the blog. Will you?

@ Julie I wish you a Happy New Year and many more gorgeous photos by you in 2010! Thak you for your e-mail address.

@ Annie. Yes, she is Russin Annie. Do you have any pictures from your place? I guess a lot. You may send some! Kiitos!

Turquoise Diaries said...

So this is Miss Santa. Fun images..Happy new year again..

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Turquoise Diaries. Absolutely. This is the real Santa!!! Happy Neaw Year my dear friend Aysegul.