Happy Xmas to Orthodox Christian NZers
Happy Xmas to Orthodox Christian New Zealanders
Ethnic Affairs Minister Chris Carter wishes a Happy Orthodox Christmas to all New Zealanders who are celebrating the festival today (January 7).
"There are at least 20,000 people of Eastern European descent in New Zealand, many of them Russian or Serbian. About one third of these people are thought to belong to Orthodox Christian churches that follow the Julian calendar and celebrate Christmas on January 7," Mr Carter said.
"I would like to pass on the best
wishes of the Government to all Orthodox communities. May
your festivites reflect the significance your religion
places on the celebration of Christmas."