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Today - the first meeting of spring

February 15 2008

In the folk calendar today - Presentation of the Lord. Gromovitsa or Zimobor. On this day the Orthodox Church celebrates the Purification of Jesus Christ. Church tradition says that one of the translators of the Scriptures from Hebrew into Greek Simeon doubted that Christ was born of the Virgin Mary. And then the angel who appeared to him said that Simeon would not die until his eyes will not see the fulfillment of this prophecy, which happened on February 15. Feast of Candlemas is celebrated in all Orthodox churches in Russia.

This day has always been the first meeting of spring. Saying: Winter and spring and summer have met - Candlemas. On this day, winter summer, is struggling with who to go forward, who - back.

Take notice: If Candlemas Eve, the sky is dotted with stars, and then the winter will not soon conceive cry, and the spring bloom in Russia later than usual. Thaw happening on Candlemas Day, is a harbinger of a thin and rotten spring. On Candlemas prigonit snow in the spring dozhzhok! (Spring will be wet.)

After Candlemas frost is not advised to travel a long journey in a sleigh, not trusting the winter. If sun-vedryshko peep before sunset over the mountain, the cheerful crowd of children bring to the village knows about it, is equivalent to accept that passed last frost. If not please the red conjures - praises his kids - it portends a strong Vlasyevsky (February 24) cold.

In the morning the snow - the harvest of early crops, the snow in the afternoon - means, but if the snow in the evening - then the harvest will be late bread. Snow across the road pereduvaet - still ask if the same happen to thaw and drip, then this wheat.

On this day, began breeding the birds and stuff to feed the chickens oats. Drops - a crop of hemp. To meet the storm runs across the road, feed sweeps - to crop failures.

From February 15 to March 18 - winter break. Verba resets leathery covers from puhovok. Before anyone can smell spring alder. On Candlemas cows kicked out of the shed to warm up.

People born on this day, driven by two passions - obstinacy, and love. They should wear a carnelian, sapphire, reports .

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