Clean Monday: the beginning of Lent February 27
Lent begins on February 27th, and opens it on Pure Monday. A lot of church traditions and folk signs are connected with this day.
From Pure Monday, Lent takes effect, and before it ends the weekly Shrovetide festivities. There are no fixed dates for Clean Monday, as both the annual Maslenitsa and Lent are held at different times. However, this day is always the first day of the week.
Clean Monday is February 27th. On this day, you can remember about the customs and traditions inherited from our ancestors.
Folk traditions of Pure Monday
Beginning of fasting and cleansing. First of all, this day is associated with purification. Moreover, purity means both spiritual and physical.
At this time, it was decided to clean the house, wash in the bath, and begin to fast. Today, fasting is a conscious and voluntary decision of every believer. The most important thing during the periods of fasting is not just to eat a strictly defined lean meal, but to take care of the purity of the soul, not to keep evil on people and do good deeds.
Seeing Shrovetide. There were many customs among the people associated with the end of Shrovetide. For example, the ritual of “rinsing the mouth” on Pure Monday remained for a long time. Mouth should be rinsed after fat pancakes and other Shrovetide meals.
They showered him with vodka — despite the severity of Lent that came into force. Another popular name for this day is connected with the wires of Shrovetide — Shrove Tinkers.
It was believed that it was impossible to finish eating after Shrovetide festivities: it was either fed to cattle or thrown away.
Signs about the weather. For February 27, there are folk signs associated with the weather. For example, if on this day the weather is good — it is to frost.
On the contrary, persistent cold and frost promise a hot summer. Loud twitter tits — to the imminent arrival of spring and warming after the February cold.
How to eat on Pure Monday
Usually in fasting Monday — the day of raw food. This means that food can be taken only raw, not cooked on fire. But according to the strict rules of Lent, on his first Monday, it is prescribed to completely give up food, consuming only drink.
Of course, they also refrain from animal products.
The priests emphasize: observing the post, take into account the state of their health. It is not necessary to fast for fatigue, since this will not lead to austerity for good, but to exhaustion and disease.
We wish you a successful February 27th. On this day, you can clear and increase your energy, and our recommendations for Clean Monday will help with this. Good luck and don’t forget to press the buttons and