The residence of St. Nicholas opened on the territory of "Emerald town" in Svyatohirsk in the Donetsk region. It will run until 19 December.
This was reported by the Head of the Donetsk military and civil administration Pavlo Zhebrivskyi on his Facebook page.
"When we were small, we called the name of St. Nicholas in a whisper so that "certain someone" could not hear it and in order not to put parents into dangerous situation" Zhebrivskyi wrote.
Earlier it was reported how Kyiv celebrated New Year on January 2, 2016. Previously, New Year’s festivities in Kyiv were usually held at the Maidan Nezalezhnosti Square. However, in 2015, the local authorities took into account tragic events of the Euromaidan that took place at the Maidan Nezalezhnosti in late 2013 and early 2014; for that and other reasons, they decided to hold the official part of the festivities at the Sofiyska Square.