Celebrating Christmas on December 25 is supported by 25% of Ukrainians

24 December 2019, 13:20 | Religious holidays and traditions | 0 |   | Code for Blog |  | 

Most Ukrainians are opposed the idea of the transition of the Orthodox Church to the Gregorian calendar and the celebration of Christmas on December 25. This is evidenced by the opinion poll conducted by the group " Rating, according to BBCnews.

During the study, 2,000 respondents were interviewed, the margin of error does not exceed 2.2%.

Currently, 25% of respondents support the idea of moving the celebration of Christmas from January 7 to December 25, 64% are opposed, and 7% of respondents are indifferent.

Sociologists point out that in three years the number of supporters of the modernization of the Church calendar has grown from 15% to 25%, and opponents decreased from 69% to 64%.

In Western Ukraine, the number of supporters and opponents of the celebration of Christmas is almost equal, in other regions the majority is against.

In Ukraine, the Julian calendar, which is 13 days behind the astronomical calendar, is used by both Orthodox denominations and the Greek Catholic Church. Whereas secular Ukraine, along with most other countries, has lived for almost 100 years according to the more precise Gregorian calendar, introduced in the XVI century.

It is this discrepancy that determines the fact that Ukrainians, unlike the rest of the world, celebrate Christmas after, and not before the New year, which falls on the Christmas fast. And the New year is celebrated twice - according to the new and old styles.

Two years ago, the Verkhovna Rada made both December 25 and January 7 public holidays.

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    • velovs@ukr.net | 24 January 2020, 10:46

      Р. S. Відкрию один "секрет". Тут, на РІСУ, є один - досить активний блогер, що в своїх дописах нерідко пропагує запеклу РУСОФОБІЮ (нетерпимість до всіх росіян - як таких) та й, загалом,

    • velovs@ukr.net | 24 January 2020, 10:04

      Дуже перепрошую за надвелику надокучливість. Одначе це - досить типовий і поширений (та дуже відомий) ШУЛЕРСЬКИЙ (шахрайський) прийом. ---- Тобто всім тим, хто ніяк не сприймає та пробує викривати й

    • velovs@ukr.net | 24 January 2020, 08:56

      И именно в Киеве! Интересная и весьма актуальная мысль и предложение! :)

    • velovs@ukr.net | 24 January 2020, 07:15

      :)

    • Стефан | 24 January 2020, 02:19

      Число невинных жертв, павших от рук изуверов-коммунистов и их пособников в период с 1917 года по настоящее время, больше нескольких десятков миллионов человек. Обсуждать это на созванном в 2020-м

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