Christmas eve (Christmas eve)
The Christmas Eve. the Sixth of January of each year almost all people celebrate Christmas eve, also called Carol or Christmas Eve. For an Orthodox person this special holiday. In the evening a festive table on their tablecloths places only vegetable products and is completely eliminated alcohol, as this day is the last and most severe in the post which lasted 40 days. Throughout the day people, fasting, do not accept food. And only after the appearance of the first star, it is called “the star of Bethlehem” (according to legend, it was a silent Herald of the birth of Jesus Christ) they begin the meal, it is called Christmas eve.
In Christmas Eve in Russia since ancient times it was customary to cook " and serve others. It was cooked from wheat, rice, hulled barley as the grain is a symbol of new life. Seasoned usually with honey, poppy seed, sunflower oil. Fans of other vegetable oils could use them. Everything always believed that life will be as sweet, and the soul will be filled with peace and grace. The people you treat your Kutya, will absorb all the good in yourself. It was believed that serving, shall at the time of filing Kuti to have a clear mind, without dirty thoughts and heart filled with love. In this case, grace will be filled with the souls of all involved in the meal.