The tradition of celebrating Russian ‘Old New Year’ came from the old calendar used in Russia prior to the Revolution. This year, the exclusive and unique Russian Old New Year Gala Dinner took place in the magnificent surroundings of Guildhall, in the centre of London. A spectacular venue for the evening, Guildhall has been a centre of pageantry, colour and ceremony for over 800 years.
For the 5th year Eventica presented a private dinner ‘Russian Old New Year Gala Dinner’. The traditional orthodox calendar was used in pre-Revolution Russia and, although no longer valid, it remains a dear and significant custom in Russia to celebrate the New Year twice.
Eventica celebrated Russian Old New Year 2011 with the return of its much-loved Russian Old New Year Gala, which took place this year in the magnificent Plaisterers' Hall in the City of London. The New Year is Russia’s biggest festive celebration. Commemorating the New Year according to the pre-revolutionary calendar, Russian Old New Year is rich in history, fascinating traditions and entertaining customs. While the rest of the world is back at work soon after 1 January, the people of Russia get to celebrate all over again with Russian Old New Year on the night of 13 January.