Walnut Saved: Signs and traditions

Ореховый Спас:  Приметы и традиции

In Ukraine, 29 August, Orthodox Christians celebrate the Third Spas, also known as Nutty or Bread. He goes after Honey (14 August) and the Apple Savior (August 19).

According to ancient tradition, to Jesus Christ came the painter, Ananias, with a letter in which the Governor of the city of Edessa asked to come and heal him. The patient with leprosy Mesopotamian king learned about the healing powers of Jesus.

The painter tried to write the image of Christ, but he failed. Then Jesus wiped his face with a towel, which reflected his face. Later, one of the disciples of Christ took a towel to the patient to the king, and so he was healed from a serious illness.

August 29 944 on the orders of the Byzantine Emperor Constantine Porphyrogenitus miraculous image of the Savior was moved from Edessa to Constantinople. At that time there was established the celebration.

People in the name of the holiday is due to the fact that in the Third Save, as a rule, finished the harvest. At the same time matured hazelnuts, and was allowed to collect them.

In the ancient Savior of the Nut feast organized fairs, so the celebration was also called “Savior on the canvas” or “Canvas Saved”. It was believed that on this day the trade went particularly well.

In the old days the Savior on the water cost; the second Saved — apples eat; the third Saved — in the green mountains of canvases sell”.

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The Third was Saved in the Church of the Holy nuts, and it is believed that this day is allowed to eat the nuts of the new crop. The main dish – a loaf of new bread and nuts. Also on the table should be honey and apples. Guests and family were treated to cakes and dishes with nuts.

In addition, in this day to sanctify the water and to clean wells. It was believed that water from underground sources in this time of healing.

Closer to Walnut Save also pumped Dormition fast (August 27), which is popularly known as Spasovka, so at the festive table for the relevant meat and fish dishes.

The third Saviour and also believe the period of harvesting apples, and collected during this period, the apples should be nutritious and long shelf life.

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For the Walnut fly Saved the last swallows. There was a saying: “If the crane will fly away to the Third Save, then the Cover will be frosty”.

This festival is also arranged divination. In particular, girls were wondering in the nuts and learned their fate. The first broken nut had to eat and determine its taste. If it is sweet – good luck in love Affairs, bitter – disappointment.