Folk omens on April 10 2018 – “Hilarion – empty shafts”

On Hilarion traditionally cleaned artificial reservoirs that have already retired by this time from the ice. At the same time that the water dragged to the bottom, we had to cross.

Народні прикмети 10 квітня 2018 року - «Іларіон - виверни голоблі»

Folk festival “Hilarion – empty shafts” is celebrated on the 10th of April ( old style March 28 ).

In the Orthodox Church calendar is the feast day of St. Hilarion the New, Abbot Package .

Other names of the holiday: “Hilarion “, ” Day of Hilarion “, ” Estrat “, “Mother and stepmother”.

The name “empty shafts” day was for the fact that 10 April the weather becomes warmer and snow is no longer waiting. This means that the time came to remove the sled. To do this, they need to be free from the shafts.

Hilarion lived in the eighth century. He has been alone for many years. The righteousness and sanctity of the Church has honored the Eminence of the rank of priest, and later

appointed Abbot of the monastery Pelkki near the Dardanelles Strait . Hilarion was inclined wonderworking, clairvoyance, healing and casting out demons. In the year 754, he died, not having survived torture, navsego the monastery of the Byzantine military commander of Landramona.

Folk omens

Weather April 10, it became quite warm .

It was considered that even if the snow is that d olegal to Hilarion, now he just begins to melt – and very quickly. So , it was time to turn the shafts of the sleigh and clean up winter transport to storage.

On Hilarion traditionally cleaned artificial reservoirs that have already retired by this time from the ice. At the same time that the water dragged to the bottom, we had to cross.

Народні прикмети 10 квітня 2018 року - «Іларіон - виверни голоблі»

On the glades, which just came down the snow, blooming spring flowers mother and stepmother . This flower is very loved by the people. Of leaves mother and stepmother were prepared for a variety of medicinal teas . In combination with Altea and oregano-this herb helps with breast diseases with raspberries served diaphoretic, bronchitis should be brewed mother – and – stepmother and chamomile.

For Hilarion, in the day when there were the first spring flowers have lost their power Stepanov wreath – it in the old days the whole family was weaving on 15 August.

A wreath was brought into the house and hung in the red corner. It was believed that it protects the house from disease. When approaching a disease from a wreath off the grass, doused with boiling water. Ratnasekera, while the good spirit of a meadow in bloom helped people to overcome illnesses.

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