We have a long vacation in January. There are holidays: January 1st and 2nd is New Year, January 7th is Orthodox Christmas. Many people don't work or study until January 10th.
The Hermitage, Winter palace
After the end of the holidays, there is another unofficial holiday. It is called Old New Year (what is it?), because before the calendar in Russia was changed, this day was January 1st.
Earlier, in the pre-Covid19 years, I visited museums, new exhibitions, watched new performances, met with friends, we went skiing or toboggan on holidays. Now, in a pandemic, everyone is trying to follow the rules so as not to get infected.
The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood in Christmas season
I made a Christmas 2022 cake with biscuits, whipped cream, black currant jam and fresh frozen currants from our garden. It may not seem attractive to you, but in fact the cake turned out to be delicious and not too sweet.