|Unscrewing the lightbulbs|
along Jermyn Street.
Orthodox Christianity goes by the Julian Calendar, introduced by Julius Caesar in 45 BC, which runs thirteen days later than the Gregorian calendar introduced by Pope Gregory XIII in 1582. And though Orthodox Christian countries use the Gregorian calendar for everyday purposes, their churches still use the Julian.
Therefore in the Orthodox Church today is Christmas Eve. Tomorrow, 7 January, is Christmas Day.
|Christmas in Red Square, Moscow.|
|St Basil's Cathedral, Red Square, Moscow.|
On Christmas Day, 7 January, they go to church and then settle down for another Christmas dinner.
|Worshippers attending midnight Christmas mass at a Coptic Church in Alexandria.|
On Christmas Day Egyptian Christians come together for parties and give one another sweet biscuits.
|Father Serapamoun conducts Christmas midnight mass in Alexandria.|