Tag: Christmas
Macedonia 04.12.19 | 17:23

Macedonian Orthodox Church rejects Mayor Silegov’s proposal to move the date when it celebrates Christmas

The Macedonian Orthodox Church rejected the proposal from Skopje Mayor Petre Silegov to switch to the Gregorian calender when it comes to celebrating Christmas. Most Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas according to the Julian calendar – on January 7th, while some, like Greece, joined the Western...

Life 02.01.19 | 15:33

January 7 (Christmas), non-working day for all citizens

The first day of Orthodox Christmas-January 7 (Monday) is non-working for all Macedonian citizens, the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy said Wednesday in a press release. The ministry congratulates Christmas to the Orthodox faithful.

Life 27.12.18 | 14:27

Australia heatwave to break Christmas weather records with temperatures up to 47C forecast

A heatwave will hit most of Australia this week that will push Christmas temperatures in some areas to as much as 12C above the December average before breaking monthly records later in the week. Victorian authorities have issued health alerts for parts of the state and fire warnings are in place for...

Culture 26.12.18 | 10:03

New Year-Christmas gala concert in Veles

A new Year-Christmas gala concert of the Macedonian Opera and Ballet (MOB) will take place in the Veles Theatre on Wednesday. This grandiose music event will be attended by 70 members of the Macedonian Opera and Ballet, of which 53 members of the orchestra and seven title-holders of the Macedonian Opera...

Life 25.12.18 | 09:37

Catholics, part of Orthodox faithful celebrate Christmas

Catholics and a part of the Orthodox faithful celebrate Christmas – the Birth of Jesus Christ – on Tuesday. Traditionally, a holy mass was held Monday evening in Catholic Cathedral “Most Holy Heart of Jesus” in Skopje.

Life 24.12.18 | 15:36

Business owner gives $4M in Christmas bonuses to 200 employees

Christmas is the time of giving and receiving gifts and employees of a Michigan-based company have perhaps received the most overwhelming Christmas gift ever. The CEO of FloraCraft, a craft and floral company in Michigan, is giving away thousands of dollars as Christmas bonus to his employees. As reported...

World 24.12.18 | 15:07

Christmas festivities begin in Bethlehem

Palestinians are preparing to host pilgrims from around the world in celebrating Christmas in the West Bank city of Bethlehem, AP reported. Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, the top Roman Catholic cleric in the Holy Land, crossed an Israeli military checkpoint from Jerusalem on Monday ahead of midnight...