They've celebrated Christmas twice and now they're about to celebrate the New Year twice. Russian ladies are likely exhausted! The Old New Year, on January 13th/14th according to the Julian calendar, signifies the end of their long vacation.
While the December 31st/January 1st New Year is honored with feasts, fireworks, and champagne, the second celebration is a little less festive as it's considered more of a nostalgic family holiday. Polls suggest that more than half of Russians observe the Old New Year in some way.
However, it's not an officially recognized holiday so employees are not given the day off for observance or celebration.
Be sure to wish your favorite Russian brides a Happy Old New Year and find out how they will be honoring the occasion.