Jan 19, 2014 · 6:00 PM
Karina and Joe's Place
For many Russians, the winter holidays aren't finished until January 19th, when they celebrate STARY NOVY GOD: Old New Year.
In fact, tradition dictates not to take down the Christmas tree until then. Old New Year marks the changing of the year according to the old Julian calendar, instead of the Georgian calendar that the world officially uses today. According to recent polls, more than half of all Russians observe Old New Year in some way. Well, fellow member extraordinaire, Karina, of Russian decent, has invited us to her home to celebrate Russian Old New Year with a fabulous potluck!!
So.....here's how we will "roll":
1. Arrive at 6 sharp. Everyone should bring a Russian/Russian-inspired dish to share. If you RSVP for 2 people, you should bring 2 dishes. Each dish should serve roughly 6-8 people. Please put under comments section so all can see what you will be bringing no later than 1 week after you RSVP so we can have a balanced selection. If you see more than 5 desserts have been posted, please choose something else besides dessert. Note that I will HOUND you if you do not post your dish(es). :-)~~~~
2. Karina and Joe will have soft beverages for all, and wine, but this is also a BYOB event, so please bring your beverage of choice that can also be shared with the rest of the group.
3. Please bring your dishes fully prepared with maybe a little bit of last minute finishing or plating as there will be limited kitchen space.
4. Fee for the event is $12.50 which will include soft beverages, wine, supplies, and a wonderful Russian feast!
"So Starym Novym Godom"~! Happy Old New Year......I hope you can join us!! "Newbies" don't be shy.....we are a very welcoming and inclusive group~~!!