What day is Ilyin?
Ilyin Day is a revered and beloved holiday among the people, with which many traditions are associated with, will also take rites. Find out what date the day of the prophet Elijah is celebrated and how it is customarily celebrated
When celebrate Ilyin day
Every year at the beginning of August — 2 numbers, the Orthodox celebrate the bright day of memory of Elijah. Prepare for the celebration in advance, paying great attention to Thursday and Friday in the week before the holiday.
By August 2, they are trying to finish the work in the field and to harvest the first wheat crop in order to bake bread, festive pies and cookies that treat neighbors and close people on the memorable day of St. Elias.
How to celebrate the day of the prophet Elijah
Elijah is the patron saint of rain and thunder, so that this holiday was especially awaited by thunderstorms, which was considered fertile. They washed and drank rain water, talking about its healing and magical properties. Water used for conspiracies and love spells.
On St. Elijah’s Day, magnificent feasts were held at which neighbors gathered and discussed internal affairs. After that, they arranged a magnificent fun with round dances, songs and dances.
On his day, Elijah was asked for harvests and good weather, thanked for a favorable summer. This day was taken very seriously, because it is believed that the Holy severely punishes everyone who neglects his memory.
From the beginning of August, they stopped swimming in open reservoirs. It is believed that «Elijah the prophet cooled the water», rolling through the sky in his chariot. One of his horses, from a fast ride, dropped a horseshoe, which fell into the water and cooled it.
Honor Ilyin day and observe the national signs, because all this can affect your fate and affect the future. For centuries our ancestors observed traditions not daring to disobey the Saints. We wish you good luck and do not forget to press the buttons and