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What the Maccabees, in fact, and the breaking of

August 14 2008

Folk Calendar celebrates Christ. In Byzantine times a year, endured the cross for the consecration of temples and places of disgust disease. We joined the celebration with memories of what happened on this day the baptism of Rus. Done rite Blessing of the Waters - is the Savior on the water, "" Wet Spas ", when consecrated water in lakes, wells, and honey - Honey Spas. In the Orthodox calendar, this day is called "The Origin of Honest Trees Holy Cross," to which the XII century, joined by a special celebration, "All-Merciful Saviour Christ our God and the Blessed Virgin Mary His Mother", thus connecting two church holiday.

Spasivka - the first two or three weeks of August (old style 1, 6, 16 August). First Spas - Honey, the second - Apple, the third - Spozhinki. First, Honey, Christ called all wet, Maccabee. For the farmer this day - a big celebration. "On the Saviour and the Pauper Medco will try."

Seeing the summer. Spas starting with the cold dew, said: "From the first of the Saviour and the dew is good," that is harmless, but "The Saviour of all in stock: and the rain, and a bucket and seropogode. Supposedly from that day cease to produce honey bees. Beekeepers begin to break out cell: Spasivka-greedy ", saying:" If the bee house is not "twisted honeycomb, neighboring bees pull out all the honey," this time "ceases to be a honey bee a bribe." Bloom roses in popular belief: "When the roses bloom longer, while the ex Names in rosah. Marked the first departure of swallows and swifts. Appear flocks of rooks and starlings.

A work for the peasant again, a lot: "Pasha for winter, this winter; Prepare and threshing barns; zaschipyvay peas; begin harvesting wild raspberries, pick up a poppy, as well as ripe cherry fruit." "After the Blessing of the Waters peasants bathe themselves, bathe the horses, and shepherds drove to pasture the livestock, and to drive it into the river. Horses, like cattle, usually in the day bathed in the last time." And again: "At first Sveti Spas wells. Signs: "If the rain that day, the little fire happens."

On 14 August the Assumption, believed that "Assumption is not hungry" or "Spasivka-greedy." At this time the whole lot: the new bread, and gatherings of various (vegetables) and fruits and berries ripen at this time and the melons, and watermelons. Ends with a post on August 28. Signs: "What the Maccabees, in fact, and the breaking of (August 28)", reports Pravda.Ru .

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