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Published: Mon, 23 Jan 2017 11:28:33 +0000

 



A Visitor's Guide to Russian Christmas Traditions

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Russian Orthodox Christmas customs take center stage while other traditions have their roots in paganism or modern celebrations of the holiday season.



Discover Russia's Annual Holidays, Traditions,...

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Learn about Russian annual traditions, festivals, and holidays include Maslenitsa, Easter, Christmas, and other customary events and observances.



Brief Guide to the Eastern European Countries

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Eastern Europe is a region that encompasses many different cultures, ethnicities, languages, and histories. Grouping all of these countries under a single designation can sometimes be problematic.



Map of Eastern Europe

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Map of Eastern European Countries - Eastern Europe Region Map



Discover How the Poles Celebrate Christmas

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Polish Christmas traditions are drawn from both Catholic and pagan beliefs. The holiday season is a special time of year in Poland, with Christmas celebrated both publicly and privately.



A Quick Guide to Polish Traditional Holidays...

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Information on several different culturally rich festivals and holidays that occur year-round in Poland.



3 Things You Didn't Know about the Russian New...

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The Russian New Year is celebrated in both old and new ways in Russia. Though some traditions mimic our own, others are unique to this country. Find out more about how the Russians mark this holiday.



How Many Ways Does Santa Claus Appear in Poland?

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He has a few different names in Poland, but a version of Santa Claus rewards well-behaved children with gifts on Christmas Eve and St. Nicholas Day.



Celebrate Christmas in Hungary

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Learn about Christmas traditions in Hungary, as well as Advent, the Day of St. Nicholas, and Christmas Eve. See customs from the past and today.



Ded Moroz is Russia's Famous Version of Santa...

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Ded Moroz, the Russian Santa - Learn about Russia's Santa Claus



Celebrate a Croatian-Style Christmas

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Christmas in Croatia has age-old traditions, decorative cookies,sprouted wheat, and a variety of Santa Claus characters that may visit children.



Enjoy Prague Even During the Coldest Months of...

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If you're vising Prague during the coldest months of the year, you'll be able to find plenty of activities to fill your time.



Learn About How Christmas Is Celebrated in...

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Rich traditions mark Christmas in Bulgaria. Koledari, or carolers, travel the village, singing from house to house. A good-luck coin is baked into a loaf of bread to bestow fortune on its finder in the coming year.



Hungarian Culture

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Hungarian culture reflects Hungary's people and history. Learn more about aspects of Hungarian culture in this article.



Celebrate Christmas in the Czech Republic

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Czech Christmas traditions span the entire month of December, starting with Christmas markets and St. Nicholas Eve, and ending when Baby Jesus brings gifts to children.



Prague Winter Travel Information

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Learn about travel to Prague during the winter season, including what to expect out of the weather, how to pack, what do do, and what events are on.



Prague in February: Carnival and Communism

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Despite the cold weather, Prague in February is livelier than one might expect with Masopust and Bohemian Carnevale on the calendar of things to do.






Snegurochka Is a Part of the Russian Christmas...

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Snegurochka, the Russian Snow Maiden is an important aspect to Christmas and New Year's in Russia. Learn more about Snegurochka!



Traditional Eastern European Foods

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Traditional Eastern European Foods - Eastern European Traditional Foods



Russian Food 101: What You Must Try

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Try some of these Russian traditional foods and know what to expect when you sit down to dine in Moscow, St. Petersburg, or another Russian city.



Prague in December is All About Christmas

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Even though the weather is brisk and chilly, December is a wonderful time to visit Prague. Its holiday market is among the city's biggest attractions.



Svyatki: Russian Christmastide

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Svyatki – Sviatki – Russian Christmastide



St. Nick and Baby Jesus Pair Up For Christmas...

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Santa Claus in the Czech Republic takes multiple forms. On December 5th, St. Nick and his helpers pass out candy and small treats. On Christmas Eve, Baby Jesus takes the place of the Western Santa Claus.



Discover How Albania Celebrates Christmas

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Albania's relationship with Christmas is somewhat different than in other countries of Eastern Europe. New Year's often stands in for Christmas, with a tree, gift-giving, and family gatherings.



Weather and Events for Prague in January

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Visitors to Prague in January can look forward to the New Year's holiday aftermath as well as the Three King's Procession. Prague in January is just as good as it is any time of year!



Moscow Celebrates Winter with a Cultural Festival

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The Russian Winter Festival in Moscow is a cultural festival where the holiday season is celebrated with enthusiasm and drama.






Polish Culture

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Weather and Events for Warsaw in December

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Traveling in December to Warsaw? Learn about events and weather conditions for December travel to Warsaw.



Map of Belarus

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Map of Eastern Europe. Eastern Europe Travel. Page 3.



Ukrainian Santa Claus Tradition

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Winter Festivals in Moscow, Russia

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Winter Festivals in Moscow Russia - Moscow Winter Holidays and Festivals






Learn About Some of the Traditions, Crafts, and...

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Learn more about Romanian culture - traditions, holidays, customs, and more. The culture of Romania is waiting to be explored.



Celebrate Christmas in Romania

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Sing and eat with the Romanians on December 25th, Christmas Day. Christmas traditions in Romania are linked with the pagan idea of the cycle of life and death.



Celebrate Christmas in Prague

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Prague loves Christmas, and you'll love celebrating this holiday in the Czech capital. The decorations, market, mulled wine, and seasonal music all contribute to a memorable winter season.



Celebrate Christmas in Latvia

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Latvian Christmas traditions are closely connected with the Christmas tree. Riga may have been the first city to have a decorated fir tree in its main square to mark the holiday season.



Russian Culture 101 in Photos

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This gallery of Russian culture offers a survey Russia's cultural and national traditions. View folk instruments, learn about food in Russia, and view some religious and national symbols.



Celebrate Christmas in Estonia

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Christmas in Estonia centers around food, Santa's visit, and the wish for peace on Earth. Enjoy these traditions that are similar in nature to other Baltic nation Christmas traditions.



Slovenia's Christmas Traditions

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Slovenia's Christmas traditions center around nativity scenes, superstitions, and various versions of Santa Claus, who visits on either St. Nicholas Day or Christmas Eve.



Holidays Celebrated in Poland

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An explanation and listing of several holidays celebrated in Poland; includes tradition information and when each holiday.



Lithuania's Holidays

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Lithuania Christmas Traditions

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Enjoy Christmas in Lithuania, where Baltic Christmas traditions come alive. You'll be able to visit a holiday market, purchase handmade ornaments, and sample special holiday treats.



Russian Nesting Dolls

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Russian nesting dolls are made in various shapes, sizes, and numbers and are decorated with many different themes and techniques.



Prague Celebrates St. Patrick's Day in March

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Even though the weather is still a bit wintry, a trip to Prague in March is worth it to see the Czech capital city come alive with Easter festivities.



Estonia

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Surprise Recipients With Christmas Gifts from...

2017-01-23T11:28:33Z

Looking for Christmas presents from Russia? These are some of the best gifts you can bring back to friends and family for Christmas.






Learn the Facts About Russian Culture

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This scannable list of Russian culture facts will introduce you to traditions, holidays, life in Russia, history, language, and more!



Best Hungarian Christmas Gifts

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If you're shopping for Christmas gifts in Budapest or any other city in Hungary, consider one of these suggestions to present to your loved one for this special holiday.



Eastern European Travel in December

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If you're traveling to Eastern Europe in December, you'll want to know what type of weather to expect and what events you'll enjoy. December in Eastern Europe is a festive time of year with Christmas markets and decorations.



Hungarian Folk Costumes

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Men's and Women's Folk Dress from Hungary - Male and Female Hungarian Folk Costumes






Slovenia's National and Religious Holidays

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Slovenia's Holidays - Holidays Celebrated in Slovenia



Romanian Folk Costumes

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Male and Female Romanian National Clothing - Traditional Folk Dress Romania



What's the Deal with Russian Middle Names?

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An explanation of Russian middle names or Patryonimics and where they are derived from.



Find Prague's Location in Europe

2017-01-23T11:28:33Z

You may have heard of Prague but can't find it on a map. Where Is Prague? The Czech capital city's location is easy to find if you know where to look.



Celebrate Christmas in Ukraine

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Christmas in Ukraine, which occurs in January, is a time of traditions and family gatherings. Celebrate Ukrainian Christmas traditions such as Sviaty Vechir.



Santa Claus in Eastern Europe Goes by Many Names

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Learn the various names for Santa Clause throughout the region of East and East Central Europe. St. Nick is an ubiquitous figure, but Grandfather Frost and Baby Jesus are also important holiday figures.



Map of Bulgaria

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Map of Eastern Europe. Eastern Europe Travel. Page 5.



Reasons to Visit Prague

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Why You Need to See Krakow at Christmas

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The weather may be cold and snowy, but Krakow has a month-long celebration of Christmas, with events and festivities that are must-see for visitors.



Celebrate Christmas in Slovakia

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Christmas in Slovakia is a happy time of year when Baby Jesus brings gifts to children and families gather together around the Christmas tree.



Weekend in Prague - What to Do with Two Days in...

2017-01-23T11:28:33Z

You've only got a weekend in Prague, so how should you spend it? Make the most out of a two-day weekend in Prague by following this guide that will help you hit Prague's high points without wasting time.



Facts About Moscow Reveal Fascinating Information

2017-01-23T11:28:33Z

These interesting facts about Moscow will give you an introduction to Russia's capital city.



Learn About Wine, Beer, and Spirits in Hungary

2017-01-23T11:28:33Z

Sample beer, wine, and spirits from Hungary when you travel to this Central European country. Alcoholic beverages are available in bars, restaurants, pubs, and supermarkets.



Get Up to Speed on Russian Nicknames

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Russian Nicknames - Russian Diminutives and Nicknames



Polish Cuisine 101: Pierogis and Paczki

2017-01-23T11:28:33Z

From pierogi to paczki, traditional Polish food has recovered from its suppression under Communist rule and become a popular option for modern diners.



Weather and Events for Moscow in February

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Fly your honey to Moscow in February for Valentine's Day, or witness two exclusively Russian events: Protector of the Fatherland Day and the beginning of the Maslenitsa festivities.



Learn How Belarus Observes the Christmas Holidays

2017-01-23T11:28:33Z

Christmas and New Year's traditions are inseparable in the country of Belarus.



12 Russian Holidays the Savvy Traveler Should...

2017-01-23T11:28:33Z

Russian holidays are important cultural events that bring visitors and locals together. National and unofficial holidays in Russia feature long-standing traditions and provide an excuse to celebrate!



Nodding in Bulgaria Doesn't Mean What You Think...

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Moscow is Russia's Thrilling and Historic...

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Moscow, Russia's capital city, is an important historic, tourist, and business center and offers plenty of sights for travelers to take in.



How to Dress for Eastern Europe in Winter

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Use these tips for winter dress for travel to Eastern Europe to stay warm and dry during the coldest months of the eyar.



Photos of Russia - Russia Photos

2017-01-23T11:28:33Z

Viewing Russia in photos isn't as good as actually traveling to Eastern Europe's most eastern country, but photos can illustrate Russia's diverse travel destinations and culture.



Bulgarian National and Religious Holidays

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Bulgaria's Holidays - Holidays Celebrated in Bulgaria



Find Unique Gifts When You Visit Poland

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Looking for a special gift from Poland to present to a loved one back home? Consider one of these Polish Christmas gifts.



Moscow Kremlin - Photo Gallery and Information

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Tour the Moscow Kremlin through this picture gallery. Photos and information accompany each element of the Kremlin, from the Grand Kremlin Palace to the Tsar Bell. Learn more about Russia's most famous Kremlin!



Enjoy the Winter Season In Moscow

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The Russian capital city during December, January, and February offers unique cultural events and activities and will have anyone celebrating winter!



Krakow in March - Weather, Events, and Tips

2017-01-23T11:28:33Z

Easter-related events are a possibility for Krakow in March. If you're looking for Polish culture, March is a super time to travel to Krakow. As a bonus, the weather begins to transition into spring, so packing will be less difficult that it is for colder months.



Make the Most of Prague in May with This Quick...

2017-01-23T11:28:33Z

Find out about Prague travel in May, including weather conditions and annual events like festivals and holidays.



How Common Are Fake Czech Garnets?

2017-01-23T11:28:33Z

A Czech garnet is a popular purchase in Prague, but tourists need to beware of counterfeit and fake gems. Here's where to shop for the real thing.



Try Palinka, Hungary's Popular Fruit Brandy

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Learn about palinka and enjoy Hungarian fruit brandy on your next visit to Budapest or another great destination in Hungary.



5 Essential Facts about Traditional Romanian...

2017-01-23T11:28:33Z

Discover the traditional foods of Romania that have been satisfying Romanians for generations. Customary dishes feature meat, poultry, fish, grains and vegetables and show influences from neighboring countries.






Wianki

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Wianki celebrates the midsummer solstice. Wreathes and bonfires are important parts of this Polish festival. Krakow's St. John's Eve festivities and rituals are some of the most famous in Poland.



Toilets in Russia - Public Toilets in Russia...

2017-01-23T11:28:33Z

Toilets in Russia and Eastern Europe can offer some surprises for visitors. Here's what you need to know about toilets in the region--from toilet paper, to how to flush, to the phenomenon of pay toilets.



Visiting Prague in the Summer? Here's What to...

2017-01-23T11:28:33Z

Summer travel to Prague means warm weather, dense crowds, warm-weather events, and special safety considerations. Prague in the summer is energetic and unforgettable! Tips and advice for travel during June, July, and August.



Moscow in March - Weather, Events, and Tips

2017-01-23T11:28:33Z

Travel to Moscow in March will allow you to experience Moscow's huge St. Patrick's Day celebrations. Maslenitsa festivities might be on the calendar of events, too. Winter weather lingers in Moscow during March, so bring warm clothing for your visit.



Bulgarian Culture 101 in Photos

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Bulgarian Culture in Photos - Photo Gallery of Bulgarian traditions and cultural items



Bulgaria

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Bulgaria - The country of Bulgaria



Russian Names: Nicknames, Patronymics and...

2017-01-23T11:28:33Z

Russian names can be confusing! If you spend time with Russians, read Russian literature , or watch Russian



Top Reasons to Visit Poland

2017-01-23T11:28:33Z

Why should you travel to Poland? Top reasons to visit Poland include its food, history, and culture, bud did you also know that it is home to incredibly diverse cities and castles in various states of preservation? Discover reasons why you should travel to Poland!



Be Sure to Sample This Famous Wine from Eger,...

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Prague's Halada Jewelry Stores

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Halada Jewelry Prague - Prague's Halada Jewelry Stores



Surprise Family and Friends with Gifts from...

2017-01-23T11:28:33Z

Looking for Christmas gifts from Prague? Present your loved ones with one of these gifts from Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic.



Moscow Winter Festivals and Activities

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Moscow Winter Activities - Things to Do: Moscow Winter



Vilnius Winter Travel Information

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Travel during the months of December, January, and February is a special opportunity to see Vilnius in Winter. The Lithuanian capital city celebrates winter with special holidays and events and looks even more beautiful under its blanket of snow.



The Treasures of Hungarian Culture Await

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Do you know what Hungary's flag looks like? This tricolor flag symbolizes values important to Hungary's nationhood.