On this day, seedlings of cucumbers and watch the weather.
This day is celebrated folk festival Sidor Bokora. For Orthodox believers it is the date of remembrance of the Martyr Isidore of Chios. “Backgreen” people called a holiday because this day has stopped blowing cold North wind.
Sidor Bokora may 27: the life story of a Holy
Saint Isidore was born in the III century in Alexandria. Then he settled on the island of Chios. It is known that Sidor has served in the regiment of the Roman Empire. As a true Christian, was a gentle man and led a pious lifestyle.
By order of the Emperor Decius believers were forced to worship the pagan deities. Isidore is constantly avoided it, and he told the captain Numeriu. Then the Saint was arrested and subjected to severe torture. In prison Isidore joyfully praised Jesus. 251 the year of the Martyr was beheaded.
Sidor Bokora may 27: holiday traditions
On this day, seedlings of cucumbers in the open ground. Meet Swifts and swallows – harbingers of warmth.
In addition, early return of the swallows seemed like a happy year. It was customary to believe: “One swallow does not make a spring”; “the First whale do not believe.” This meant that only the mass arrival of birds could indicate the final arrival of the heat.
Also on this day, people paid attention to the signs. If the day on Sidor was clear for a good harvest of cucumbers. If the weather was cold and summer was supposed to be.
On Sidor our ancestors read the special charms of the wealth. And if the sight of the first swallows to wash the milk, then youth and beauty will remain for a long time.