Here's the latest article from the Russian Culture site at BellaOnline.com about Svyatki, the Yule Holiday.
The Christmas holiday is celebrated for a period of two weeks until Epiphany and is known as Svyatki. Russians travel from one house to another, singing carols or kalyadki, eating and drinking. Good wishes abound and in the past, it was especially the time for divining the future.
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