today i learned – mon 25th dec 2017

it’s christmasssssssssssssssssssssssssss πŸŽ…πŸ»πŸŽ…πŸ» (sing that and it’ll have more effect πŸ‘πŸ»)

well, it is if you don’t live in russia πŸ˜… people of the world, rejoice at our 25th dec christmas πŸ™ŒπŸ»

#tdil that orthodox christians in russia celebrate christmas on the 7th january 😒

just think, if you lived in russia you’d have to wait an actual age for christmas day to come about 😭

well, kinda πŸ˜… i’ve kind of picked on russia a little bit … orthodox christians across the world tend to celebrate christmas on the 7th jan.

the reason for the difference pretty much comes down to a difference in calendars πŸ‘πŸ». you see, orthodox churches use the julian calendar that was created by caesar in 45bc.

whereas other churches adopt the gregorian calendar that came about in rome in 1582 … that one was created by pope gregory πŸ™‚

in 1923, an update was released for the julian calendar that aligned christmas in both calendars … but only some of the orthodox churches took on julian calendar 2.0.

and that’s that! you’re now cleverer than you were (and you’re possibly even happier that it’s christmas day … in fact, if you’re clever, you should now swap to the orthodox calendar as well 😏 christmas pt2 anyone? 😜)

right, have a sick day people 😁 merry christmas!!!! πŸŽ…πŸ»

peace ✌🏻 #tdil

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full of turkey and in need of something to do? go read some more fun time facts ->here<-

(license time! picture one ->here<-, picture two ->here<- and the header ->here<-)

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