Veles day February 24 of the year: Slavic rites for prosperity and prosperity
Veles day — one of the main Slavic holidays. On February 24, our ancestors performed rites for prosperity and well-being. In the modern world this time can also be used to attract wealth and good luck.
Veles Day was considered the middle of winter, when the cold and cold bound the Earth, preventing it from awakening from a long hibernation. The god Velez began his march, banishing Marena, the sovereign of the cold, sending diseases to the cattle. He awakened people from winter passivity, gave protection and patronage to all life on Earth, and especially to domestic livestock.
On February 11, in the old style, people conducted special rituals to appease the stern God.
Rite of passage to protect livestock
Traditionally, this day drove the misfortunes and diseases that overwhelm cattle. The men stayed at home, and their wives went outside with her hair loose, in spacious shirts. One of the women walked in front of the crowd, knocking on a tin basin or frying pan, while the rest were armed with household utensils. The crowd with loud cries went through the whole village, driving away Marin, sending diseases to the cattle.
Also this rite helped to drive away the negative and unhappiness from the whole village.
In the modern world they call for the defense of Veles, circling around his dwelling. You should take holy water or salt and leave them in your path. Closing the circle, they return home, where they also sprinkle all the houses with holy water with the words:
“Velez, get the winter gone. Protect me, my home, and all that dwell in it. «
The rite of family prosperity
In order to bring into the house a strong protective energy of Veles, they made charms with his sign. It was believed that the best guarding qualities that divert troubles and failures, have bone product in the form of a canine. Charm hung at the door at home with the words:
«Velez, protect, but save you from troubles.»
Now you can also make a guard with your own hands and hang it near the door or carry it with you for good luck.
Rite of passage
At the village feast, after the women chased Maren, beef was banned. On Veles’ day, February 24, the patron of livestock could be angry with people and deprive the family of wealth. Therefore, the girls at the celebration drank strong honey, saying:
«So that the cow would be affectionate, give a lot of milk, have a good body, not be ill.»
As a gift to God, butter, whipped the day before, was brought to the temple.
Now you can also enlist the support of Veles, asking him about financial well-being. At a family dinner or dinner, it is worth raising a glass of mead or red wine and say your desire out loud. If possible, you can go out of town and leave a piece of butter under the spruce tree with the words: «Eat, Velez, our offering, grant us wealth and wealth, prosperity and happiness.»
Slavic rituals aimed at well-being, from time immemorial, were considered the key to a happy life. And in the modern world, many remember the pagan gods. It is known that the deity lives while he is remembered.
Therefore, remembering Veles, bringing him gifts and asking for protection, we do not allow him to leave our world and. We wish you prosperity and well-being, and do not forget to press the buttons and