How long will Ukraine have Christmas on January 7th?


Eastern Europe

Evert van Vlastuin,

Ukrainian kids are celebrating Christmas on January 7th. Photo EPA, Sergey Dolzhenko

Today, the four weeks of Nativity fasting will end as the first star is in the sky. And then tomorrow, January 7th will be Christmas for the Orthodox Churches in the East of Europe. But in Ukraine, a part of the church is pleading for changing to December 25th.