Deputy chairman of the Belarusian Social Democratic Party (Hulk) Anatoly Sidorevich states that began the celebration of Christmas on December 24 evening liturgy, as befits a Christian:
"At today there is hope and satisfaction. Satisfaction and hope. And this day is associated with a mass children’s memoirs. I still found the time to put the Christmas tree villages before Christmas, and not before the New Year. And when we explained that St. Nicholas comes NIGHT MODE. And later St. Nicholas in schools we changed this Santa Claus. "
The doctor, a veteran pro-democracy movement in Belarus Yuri Khadika so, explain why he notes prazdnichek:
"Since it is customary prazdnichek which, thank God, 15 years ago beginning to move away from the New Year before the real prazdnichka — the Nativity. I am deeply convinced that the preservation of traditions helps me keep good spirits and faith in the best. "
Belarusian opera soloist Victor Skorobogatov emphasizes that he observes double prazdnichek — Christmas and Yule:
"Christmas — a folk prazdnichek. And day of Christmas, and Christmas for our people is very important. They have the same. This is the same as in summer Midsummer coincides with the birth of John the Baptist. And we celebrate and then, and then.
That’s almost at the moment I am on Vigiliyny cake table. So now and begin to meet Christmas. And tomorrow we will celebrate the full. "
Activist of the Belarusian Helsinki Committee Victor Odinochenko states that as a Catholic certainly celebrates day of Christmas:
"This is the beginning of the history of salvation for all of us. This is a bright, satisfied prazdnichek since Christ was born, to take our sins. And save. Prazdnichek other words, it hopes for me." Tags: new, christmas, year