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From today begins the Indian summer

September 14 2005

Today, Orthodox Christians commemorate St Simeon. This holiday is not particularly well known in Russia today, but in ancient times it was very honored and symbolized the end of summer. Therefore, Semenov day I received a name ("click") letoprovodets.

On this day associated with multiple takes, because, among other things, this day was celebrated the beginning of the ecclesiastical new year . For example, "If Simon-day warm weather, the entire winter will be warm"

The people said: "Simon brings Indian summer." From that day began the women's work: crushed and patted hemp, linen washed in water and lay on the meadows. Began and the women's gatherings so the conversation, as well as games, dances and ceremonies.

Indian summer lasts a short time, only one week from 14 to 21 September. And here in America during this period was called an Indian summer in France - Summer of St. Martin in Germany - Grandma's summer.

Also on this day the boys after they reach the age of four, was first planted on a horse, thereby commemorating their way out of infancy.

And Simeon pickled cucumbers, reports

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