Published Aug. 31, 2010 3:58 PM

 Montenegrin Statehood Day commemorates 13 July 1878, when the Berlin Congress recognized Montenegro as an independent state. On this same date in 1941, the people of Montenegro began the uprising against the Germans.


Published Aug. 24, 2010 3:02 PM

The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ are celebrated on the Sunday after Jewish Passover.

Published May 20, 2010 3:38 PM

Orthodox churches in most countries celebrate Christmas according to the Julian calendar (“old style”), with Christmas Day falling on 7 January in the standard, Gregorian calendar. The Greek, Romanian and Bulgarian Orthodox churches, however, celebrate Christmas according to the Gregorian calendar.