Christmas post is also called Filippov, began on 28 November all the Orthodox, he finished Christmas on 7 January.
Christmas post-2016. Food calendar
The main purpose of fasting is spiritual purification of a person. This failure not only skoromnoy food, but from sinful thoughts, destructive passions and habits.
It lasts, and how Great that 40 days. However, this post is not so strict.
Monday, Wednesday and Friday supposed to plant food without vegetable oil, and on Tuesday and Thursday from vegetable oil, weekends and until 2 January allowed to eat fish.
The austerity of the post increases in the last week before Christmas, the most stringent post falls on Christmas Eve – January 6.