Cover 2018 in Ukraine: what not to do, what you can signs

Покрова 2018 в Україні: що не можна робити, що можна - прикмети

The great feast of the Holy virgin in the Ukraine, Christians celebrated annually on October 14th. It is considered the main autumn Christian festival, the history of which originates with the events of the year 910 in Constantinople.

As you know, the feast of the Intercession of the blessed virgin Mary was installed in Russia in the second half of the XII century, and the reason of this celebration, according to the known version, was a miracle of the Lord of 910, the description of which is preserved in the life of St. Andrew of Constantinople. It tells of the event when Saint Andrew with Epiphanios, a disciple of the Saint, prayed in the temple, like suddenly opened above them the dome of the temple, and St. Andrew saw the Holy virgin surrounded by many angels and saints.

Mary prayed, and extend over the worshipers jurisdiction. On bended knee, the blessed virgin began with tears to pray to God for the Christians and for a long time in prayer. And then he came to the Throne and took off His head covering, stretched it over praying in Church, protecting them from enemies visible and invisible.

Покрова 2018 в Україні: що не можна робити, що можна - прикмети
Of the Holy virgin October 14: the traditions and superstitions of the holiday

According to legends, the strange phenomenon of the virgin encouraged and comforted Greeks, gathered his last strength, they defeated the Saracens. Since then, Christians believe that the Holy virgin takes care of and protects them, namely holiday, somehow forgotten Greek Church, has become in Russia one of the favorite.

October 14 also solemnly revered by Ukrainian Cossacks and is considered the anniversary of the founding in 1942 of the Ukrainian insurgent army. And in 2015, according to the Decree of the President of Ukraine of October 13, 2014, the date is officially marked as the Day of defender of Ukraine.

The tradition of the feast of the Holy virgin on 14 October

What you can do on the feast of the Holy virgin

Of course, on this bright day, the faithful Christian prays to the virgin Mary and asks for her good health, care, support and protection as well as assistance in family life and, of course, in love. It is considered that throughout the year, the mother of God protects him, which she in this day asks for help, covering it with her veil.

This day is pancakes and to enclose their corners of the house to appease the house, and in the evenings to organize noisy feast.

Girls who sincerely wish to get married, you can come into the Church just before the start of the festive divine service, to light a candle at the icon of the Holy virgin and ask her about marriage, and happy family life.

Couples, of course, can come to the festival to the temple to ask for mercy and the intercession of the Mother of God.

Покрова 2018 в Україні: що не можна робити, що можна - прикмети
Of the Holy virgin October 14: history, traditions and superstitions of the holiday

On this day also need to do gifts to the poor and orphans and also to fumigate the house with smoke from burning twigs of Apple-trees or cherry – for prosperity and good luck.

What not to do in the feast of the Intercession of the blessed virgin Mary

As with any religious holiday, the Holy virgin not to do a serious chore, and to perform many household duties, namely: to build, to dig, to clean, to wash, to sew, to knit, to iron.

The feast of the Intercession is not to curse, to swear, to drink alcoholic beverages, preferably not even to cook something serious to a late dinner.

It’s not time in the day to borrow money and to deny the in-laws – to accept, the girl who refused matchmakers on the shroud, even three years will not be a nobody.

Signs of the holiday of the Holy virgin

– If the cover of the flying cranes, the winter will be early and cold.

– If the oak and birch on the Cover to throw all the leaves, then the year will be easy, but if not all to a harsh winter.

– To Cover – autumn, after the Cover – winter.

– How to cover the wind is blowing from the other side and wait for the first frosts.

– If the Cover is the wind of the South, the winter will be warm, North and East cold West snow.

– If the shroud of falling snow, and Demetrius (November 8) there will be snow but if the snow is not, and Catherine (7 Dec) the snow will not be.

Покрова 2018 в Україні: що не можна робити, що можна - прикмети
Of the Holy virgin October 14: history, traditions and superstitions of the holiday

– When the first snow to Cover the fall, the winter is coming.

– What is the weather like on the Cover, this entire winter will be.

Not utales house to Cover the whole winter will be cold.

– Lots of pancakes to Cover the house all winter will be warm.

– If the Cover is to melt down the stove with Apple, then all winter in the house will be warm.

Cover came – gatherings resulted.

– On the Cover of the last harvest.

– If children on the Cover to pour water through a sieve, they will be less sick.

– Fun Cover will hold good groom find.

– Snow in the wedding shroud – happiness young.

– A lot of snow on the Cover – will be a lot of weddings next year.

– If the guy on the Cover the girl looks after, he will be her fiance.

– On Cover and strong winds there will be many brides.

– If you get married to Cover – young will live in perfect harmony.

 

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