When is the shortest day
The day of the winter solstice is the shortest day, and they attach great importance to it. Our ancestors revered this time, watched the weather to predict whether next year’s fruitful season.
The shortest day will be December 21st. This is the time when the Sun sets its course for the summer and the day length starts to increase gradually. A significant event for our ancestors was necessarily marked by kindling fires in order to get rid of the winter cold and help the Sun return to the sky.
The shortest day: traditions and omens
The longest night was special for our ancestors. It was believed that at this time the deity of death, or Karachun, commands the winter cold, especially frost and a sudden snowstorm can begin. At this time, the sun energetically charged space.
It was believed that on this day the fate of people is changing, and life begins with a new sheet.
If the bright Sun is shining outside and frost outside, then the frost will get stronger by the New Year. If it is overcast outside, a large amount of frost lies on trees and shrubs, then by the New Year holidays we can expect a thaw and cloudy weather.
A windless day promised a bountiful harvest of fruits and fruits. The frost on trees, shrubs and homes made our ancestors happy, because it promised a wonderful harvest that would allow us to live the next icy winter without any problems.
People helped the Sun to recuperate to fight winter time. Everywhere great bonfires were lit, and on the slopes burning wheels were allowed to disperse the winter darkness. Young people made snowmen and snowmen, which they then smashed with snowballs in order to drive away the boring cold.
In Slavic culture, the New Year was celebrated on the day of the winter solstice, glorified by the light forces that defeated darkness and cold.
On the day of the winter solstice, you can make cherished wishes, write little notes with wishes, ask the Sun for help in their execution.
On the shortest day, our ancestors got rid of negativity, threw out old things, dismantled cabinets and closets to get rid of everything that they did not need. Old furniture and wooden utensils with clothes were burned at the stake, thus getting rid of the ailments.
Do not forget about the forest gods. They brought pies and fresh bread, poured sweet drinks to appease the forest spirits in the hope of a rich harvest from fruit trees.
In the modern world, it is also possible to celebrate the winter solstice day by making a fire. Write little notes with the wishes of what you would like to get rid of, throw into the flame. Throw away all the rubbish, and what can be burned, give up fire without regret.
On the day of the winter solstice, everyone can make their most intimate desire, get rid of bad habits and start a new, happy life. It is possible to attract well-being with the help of ancient rituals, which were traditionally held on the longest night of the year. We wish you good luck and prosperity, and do not forget to press the buttons and