Evening of January 6 - Christmas Eve, Christmas Eve. In the people it is also called "carols". The significance of the holy night of the birth of the Divine Infant Christ is so great that even the course of modern history and our reckoning today is precisely from the Nativity of Christ. In Russia, this holiday was especially loved.
Christmas Eve is the eve of the Nativity of Christ, the final day of Advent. Traditionally, on this day, only the so-called sochivo could be eaten - soaked grains of wheat with honey and fruits. This tradition gave the name to the holiday.
Divine services in temples are completely dedicated to the upcoming holiday.