Orthodox New Year 2016: How Christians celebrate the ‘Old New Year’ By International Business Time Staff Reporter January 14, 2016 00:01 GMT 2

Orthodox New Year 2016: How Christians celebrate the ‘Old New Year’ By Staff Reporter January 14, 2016 00:01 GMT 2

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Orthodox Christians rule the year by Julian Calendar: Happy New Year Babka. Photo by Darius Ivan

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Julian dates (abbreviated JD) are simply a continuous count of days and fractions since noon Universal Time on January 1, 4713 BCE (on the Julian calendar). Almost 2.5 million days have transpired since this date.

Happy New Year Aurora GALWAY FISHER

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