Russian New Year!

Image courtesy of Wikipedia, credit to Yaroslav Murashkin

Image courtesy of Wikipedia, credit to Yaroslav Murashkin

Come to Fraser Suites Paris to celebrate Noviy God, the Russian New Year!

Celebrating the New Year’s Day is one of the oldest and most-followed customs around the world. And although it is celebrated all over the world on the 1st day of each new year, many cultures have two days as New Year’s Day, and Russia is one of them.

Two New Year celebrations are observed in Russia. First New Year celebrations occur on December 31st/January 1st. This is known as the “New” New Year Celebration. This is followed by the “Old” New Year (or the Orthodox New Year). This is an informal traditional Orthodox holiday, celebrated as the start of the New Year by the Julian calendar. The Old New Year falls on January 14th in the Gregorian calendar, 13 days after its New Year.

Although the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic officially adopted the Gregorian calendar in 1918, the Russian Orthodox Church continued to use the Julian calendar. The New Year became a holiday which is celebrated by both calendars.

As in most countries which use the Gregorian calendar, New Year’s Day in Russia is a public holiday celebrated on January 1st. On that day, joyous entertainment, fireworks, elaborate and often large meals and other festivities are common. The holiday is interesting as it combines secular traditions of bringing in the New Year with the Christian Orthodox Christmas customs, such as Koleda (an ancient pre-Christian winter ritual/festival).

The New Year by the Julian calendar is still informally observed, and the tradition of celebrating the coming of the New Year twice is widely enjoyed: January 1st (New New Year) and January 14th (Old New Year).

And to celebrate the New Years once again in Russian style, book one of our luxurious suites on the 13th of January 2013!

One of the Russian traditions is drinking champagne at the twelve chimes of midnight. After the chimes it’s a tradition to open the windows and let the New Year come to your suite.

And it is not just the Russian New Year Celebrations, our Fraser Suites Paris team will advise you on more Russian things in Paris like the Russian Cabarets. These will take you into the world of music, and the gold and red décor would give you a glimpse of the old Russian charm.

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Paris is one destination that can be enjoyed any time of the year. And Fraser Suites Paris is running a promotion throughout the year. Come to Paris and enjoy special privileges!

Fraser Suites Paris is pleased to offer you a special promotion throughout the year with the code THANKYOU*:

8% discount
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking lot (only for Fraser Suites Harmonie)

Valid for any reservation made on our website or via our reservation department with the code THANKYOU*

*Please mention this code in the box ‘Corporate/ Promotion code’ for your next booking on our website or to our reservation department Tel: +33 1 55 23 26 00 – Email:


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