Lena Anderson- July (Listeni/dʒʊˈlaɪ/ juu-ly) is the seventh month of the year (between June and August) in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars and one of seven months with the length of 31 days. It was named by the Roman Senate in honor of the Roman general, Julius Caesar, it being the month of his birth. Prior to that, it was called Quintilis. It is, on average, the warmest month in most of the Northern hemisphere and the coldest month in much of the Southern hemisphere
The Russian Orthodox Church still uses the old Julian calendar, so Christmas celebrations take place 13 days after everyone else, on 7 January. If you're determined to celebrate the festive season twice, head there now. Picture: ALAMY
Christmas in Russia is celebrated on January 7, not December 25 because the Orthodox Church uses the Julian Calendar for religious celebration days. In traditional Russian Christmas, special prayers are said and people fast for up to 39 days up until January 6 when the first evening star appears in the sky then a 12 course meal is shared in honour of the 12 apostles.
Cassandra Jean Piedra is a freelance illustrator and comic artist. She is currently working closely with Cassandra Clare for artwork on the characters of The Shadowhunter Chronicles, and is currently working on The Secret Treasons graphic novel. Cassandra Jean also drew art for hardcover edition of The Bane Chronicles, the UK/Aus paperback editions of City of Heavenly Fire, and for The Shadowhunter's Codex as Clary Fray. She has also had works published both in the United States and…
Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia (Olga Nikolaevna Romanova) (Russian: Великая Княгиня Ольга Николаевна (Velikaya Knyadzna Ol'ga Nikolaevna); November 15 [O.S. November 3] 1895, November 16 after 1900 – July 17, 1918) was the eldest daughter of the last autocratic ruler of the Russian Empire, Emperor Nicholas II, and of Empress Alexandra of Russia. Olga's murder following the Russian Revolution of 1917 resulted in her canonization as a passion bearer by the Russian Orthodox Church.