Local Kosovo Serbs celebrate on Orthodox Christmas eve by burning oak branches and leaves in the courtyard of the Monastary of Gracanica, some 6 km (4 miles) southeast of Kosovo's capital Pristina, ... more 
Local Kosovo Serbs celebrate on Orthodox Christmas eve by burning oak branches and leaves in the courtyard of the Monastary of Gracanica, some 6 km (4 miles) southeast of Kosovo's capital Pristina, January 6, 2014. Serbs all over Kosovo celebrate in their villages, town churches and monasteries by gathering to pray and burn dried oak branches and leaves, which they belief will bring luck for the new year. Most Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas according to the Julian calendar on January 7, two weeks after most western Christian churches that abide by the Gregorian calendar. REUTERS/Hazir Reka (KOSOVO - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY) less 
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Mon, Jan 6, 2014 3:25 PM EST