Semik May 24 of the year: what is this holiday and how is it associated with the Trinity
The folk holiday Semik is a kind of boundary between spring and summer. This day is celebrated from pre-Christian times, and after the adoption of Christianity, it was timed to the feast of the Trinity.
Semik is celebrated on the Green Christmas eve, that is, in the seventh week after Easter. Traditionally, the holiday falls on Thursday. it will be May 24th.
The traditions of Semik are rooted in deep antiquity. Our ancestors considered this day to be mystical and conducted many rituals in order to attract well-being and good harvest. In the modern world, the tradition of conducting rituals to preserve crops has faded into the background.
There is only one main tradition — the commemoration of the departed. May 24 in the churches they hold memorial services, which, with the help of prayers to the souls of people who died not because of their death, help to ascend to Heaven.
After the adoption of Christianity, the church timed the Orthodox holiday of the Trinity to the days of the Green Christmas, therefore Christian traditions are closely intertwined with folk traditions. On the day of Semik, birch is revered, a symbol of feminine wisdom and beauty. Many beliefs are connected with it. Young girls who wanted to know their future braided young branches into braids and on the day of the Trinity looked at the leaves.
If they remained green, they would be married this year. There were round dances around the birch trees, they tied bright ribbons on the branches and made the most intimate desires.
On the day of Semik, Kostroma went out into the fields and burned down to protect the crops and also to receive the blessing of the Higher Forces for field work.
Many traditions are associated with bringing love to life, so in the evening unmarried girls often wondered on their betrothed, cast a spell on the guys they liked and looked for answers to their questions in their dreams.
Semik commemorated the dead, including suicides, missing and deceased at the hands of bandits. People brought a memorial to the cemetery, and also decorated the graves with birch branches — a symbol of the renewal of life.
Semik is considered a national holiday, therefore, in spite of church prohibitions, it is customary to conduct rituals and rituals among people, as well as to divine and seduce. Spend this day right, so that the whole year of luck will be with you. Give up on abuse and negative actions, otherwise you will bring troubles into life. We wish you happiness and prosperity, and do not forget to press the buttons and