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Folk omens of August

Folk omens of August


Folk calendar for August

"Golden cornfields,
The smoothness and shine of the lakes,
Bright bays
Endless space ... "

(I. Nikitin)


August is often called "the sunset of summer", in the old days the peasants used to say: in August "summer is jumping towards autumn". Often birch leaves are the first to drop, followed by elm and bird cherry.

Many names are known for this month. In ancient Russia he was nicknamed "the glow", "zornik", "serpen". Among the nicknames among the people, others were often used - "pickle", "gustar", "hospitable", "store", "soberikha", "stubble", "generous", since "what you collect in August, so you will spend the winter ", because in August there is harvesting, hay making, plowing, and sowing.

Judge about the coming autumn, people used to say, according to Makrida-autumn indicator (August 1): "It's wet with Macrida - autumn is wet." Yes, they noted: "if the rain will drizzle in the morning - do not expect good - the whole autumn will be wet"; then there will be no nuts in the forest. Bucket on Macrida - dry autumn. "Makrida equips autumn, and Anna (August 7) ​​equips winter." The fluff flew from the aspen - follow the aspen boletus.

On Ilya (August 2), they celebrated the turn of nature towards autumn ("summer ends"): "Peter and Paul took the day off for an hour, and Ilya the prophet dragged two off, (" the night is long, and the water is cold ": they stop swimming). That day the cabbage was covered with pots so that it was white. They judged: the weather will be fine on Ilya before lunchtime, the rest of the summer will be like that, and what the weather is after lunch - such is autumn ("Ilya before lunchtime is summer, and after lunch autumn"). After Ilyin's day, the mosquitoes should stop biting.

Mary Magdalene (August 4) - "buttocks", "kissing", "sweetheart" - often had a thunderous day, so they used to try to observe the rule: "do not work in the field, otherwise the storm will kill." Flower bulbs are taken out of the ground on Maria.

Trofim (August 5) is called "sleepless" because the hardest time begins, when "a good owner does not have enough day to work."

Anna-Kholodnitsa (August 7) ​​was used to judge the coming winter (it was not for nothing that she was also called the "winter indicator"). Cold matinees are not uncommon on this day, then they waited for a cold winter. The people believed: "what is the weather before lunch - such is the winter until December, and after lunch - after December." Ants increase their nests on this day - wait for a cold winter.

Nicholas cabbage (August 9) - cabbage day - on this day cabbage forks curl.

If on Sila (August 12) the day turns out to be cloudy and quiet, do not be afraid of rain: let the work continue without stopping.

Spas the first (August 14), honey, wet; Maccabee - the rose fades, it's time for cold dews. These days, they pinch peas: they break the fast with them (by this time he completely reaches). The harvesting of forest raspberries and cherry berries begins. On the first Savior, swallows and swifts fly off, and the cranes begin to fly away.

The last 2-3 weeks of August were nicknamed "Spasovki". What Stepan Senoval is (August 15), so is September.

What is Avdotya - Senogneika (August 17), so is November. Rain on this day - all the hay will rot. Garlic and onions are removed, cucumbers are picked.

What is Evstigney - Zhitnyak (August 18), such is December. On this day, bundles of bulbs are hung around the rooms to purify the air. They are in a hurry to harvest the onions, otherwise the turnip will not have time to dry.

What is the second Savior (August 19) ("apple"), such is January. This day is considered as a meeting of autumn, nicknamed "autumn." Until the second Savior, they did not eat fruits, except for cucumbers, but now, behold, they pick the first apples, consecrate them and honey.

On Lawrence (23 August) "look at the water at noon: if it is quiet, then the autumn is calm, and in winter it should be calm, without blizzards." Cranes will fly on this day, then by mid-October frost will hit, no - "winter will start later."

At the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos (August 28), the swallows fly off. The first day of the young "Indian summer" (before September 11): "from the Assumption the sun falls asleep."

By the time of the Third Savior (August 29), nuts and breads ripen, therefore it is sometimes called "nut" and "bread". But they remembered: a lot of nuts - a lean year, for a long time squirrels stock up on nuts - for a harsh winter. "Swallows fly off three times - three Spas." If the cranes fly away by this day, then it will be frosty on Pokrov.

On Flora and Lavra (August 31), they examine the roots of the wormwood: the shoots will turn out to be thick, which means that the next year will be fruitful.

Nature suggests other signs:

  • A spider weaves a web vigorously - to dry weather, a rooster sings in the evening - to a change in weather, chickens bathe in the ground - to wet bad weather.
  • The dog is lying on the ground, eats little, sleeps a lot - expect rain.
  • On a cloudy day, the sun shone brightly before sunset - to prolonged bad weather, and if it is pale in color - to the wind from the west.
  • Clouds are rare - for clear, cold weather, arranged in stripes - for rain.
  • Evening fog spreads over the ground - portends good weather.
  • The yellow leaf appeared on the trees earlier than usual - by early autumn.
  • On the bulbs, the peel is thin - for a mild winter, thick and rough - for a harsh one.
  • By the harsh and snowy winter, there is an abundance of nuts and no mushrooms.
  • One of the brightest signs of August is mountain ash: a lot of berries - by the red autumn, but their abundance - by the cold winter.
  • A lot of mosquitoes - prepare a lot of baskets (for mushrooms), a lot of midges - prepare more baskets (for berries).
  • If mosquitoes bite especially in the evening, it will rain at night.
  • Mosquitoes huddle ("swarm") at sunset - wait for warmth and a bucket, and buzz - for the rain.
  • Ants build large anthills - winter will be long and harsh.

K. Leonov,
biologist

Folk signs: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December.


August. Folk holidays and signs of August

The month got its name in honor of the Roman emperor Octavian Augustus. In Russia, it was called serpen, hospitable, food-soberikha, stubble, dawn (since there are bright and cold dawns at this time), pickle, thick-eater gustar.

SIGNS OF AUGUST

August - the crown of summer, sovereign of suffering.

August - summer sunset.

August - pickles, plenty of everything.

August Is the month of flocks of birds.

In August, the peasant has three concerns: mowing, plowing, and sowing.

In August, the sickles warm up, the water cools.

Sheep and flax in August, look.

In August, everything is in stock: rain, bucket, and sickle weather.

In August, summer skips towards autumn.

What you collect in August, you will spend the winter with that.

August prepares pickles for the winter table.

In August, winter is struggling with summer.

August stores bread for a year: winter has a huge mouth.

August doesn’t know when he’s tired - he collects and stores everything.

August will come - he will start his own rules. Warms the back, chills the chest.

Whoever sleeps in August sleeps on his own head.

In August, the sun warms like a summer, the night blows cool.

Summer has broken - dawn breaks later, it gets dark earlier.

Signs of August:

The morning dawn will soon die out - there will be a wind.

Red clouds before sunrise - to the wind.

Wind in stripes, gusts - to calm weather.

Bad weather is more common with an upward (southern) wind.

If you can see it far on the horizon, go to the bucket.

The golden color of the dawn and the violet color of the horizon are good weather.

Good weather will continue if it is clear at night.

The strong twinkling of the stars at dawn portends rain in two to three days.

Good weather will persist if ground fog forms in low places in the evening and at night, which dissipates after sunrise.

There will be a strong wind soon if high (cirrus) clouds stretch out in a narrow and long strip.

Night dew does not dry out - to a thunderstorm.

Kohl went steamy fog over the forest - go for mushrooms.

A pine tree blossomed - a granular oiler appeared.

The fluff flew from the aspen - follow the aspen boletus.

Already creeps out onto the road to warm up - before the rain.

Ants hurriedly close up the entrances in the middle of the day - it will rain.

If it rains, but the spiders begin to weave the cobwebs, the sky will soon clear up.

A spider weaves a web with a wheel - to a bucket.

The cobweb has flown - wait for long sunny weather.

Before dry weather, flies wake up early and begin to buzz, but before rain they sit quietly and peacefully.

August 1

Makridin's day. The gadflies bite the last day. Summer works are coming to an end, autumn works begin.

If it rains on Macrida, rye will be born next year.

Macrida is wet - and autumn is wet: dry - and autumn too.

The web flies - to lack of money.

Few mushrooms - for a wet and snowy winter.

Whoever quarrels on Macrida will have squabbles all year.

August 2

Ilyin's day... Elijah the Prophet is the steward of the most powerful forces of nature, riding across the sky in his fiery chariot and sending lightning, thunder and rain to the earth.

This divine image gradually ousted from the religious ideas of the Slavs the god Perun, who was considered the main heavenly steward in pre-Christian times. Elijah the prophet is intolerant of sinners and evil spirits, which, fleeing from his wrath, on Elijah's day turns into a beast. At this time, the harvest and gathering of other crops began, and Elijah the prophet was thanked in ritual songs:

Here Ilyin's day is opposed to Peter's day (June 25) - a hungry time, when the old stocks have long run out, and the new harvest has not yet ripened.

Early-early Ilya zhito heats up,

Sweeps the field with a golden sickle.

Sweeps the field, pours out the ear.

Where once it cuts, there it puts a sheaf,

Where there are little peas, there are peas,

Slavs walked around the courtyards:

Elijah the prophet walks along the boundaries,

He walks along the lines, the rye grows,

The rye heals, the rage pours.

Frequent, thick stars in the sky,

Clearer, redder sheaves in the fields.

There is a lot of good in these fields!

Live healthy, rich and long!

Each singer has a red egg

Singers - on the rolls.

By this day, the peasants were in a hurry to complete the haymaking, as it rarely did without a thunderstorm. And the rains, which began with Ilyin's day, were protracted:

Before Ilya and the priest will not rain, but after Ilya and the woman will catch up with an apron.

If the day is dry on Ilyin, then it will be dry for six weeks; if it rains on that day, it will go on for six weeks.

On Ilyin's day, rain - in the bins, and after Ilyin's day - on the bins.

Rak up hay in heaps - and not be afraid of the cloud.

Rainwater collected on Ilyin's day helps well against the evil eye and damage.

Starting from Ilyin's day, it was forbidden to swim in reservoirs.

It was believed that the water grows cold because one of the horses carrying Elijah's fiery chariot loses its horseshoe and it falls into the water. They also say that Ilya throws a piece of ice into the water, that an elk dips its horns in it.

Before Ilya the man bathes, and after Ilya he says goodbye to the river.

In order not to inadvertently anger the formidable biblical prophet, they did not work that day - a sin! - and did not drive out the cattle. It was customary to bake bread of the new harvest. The eldest man in the family - "father-plowman" - blessed new bread, "novina", broke it and distributed it to family members. It was necessary to eat it in silence, carefully, without dropping a crumb.

From Ilyin's day, the weather turns to autumn, although the heat can hold out for a long time.

On Ilya it is summer before lunch, and autumn in the afternoon.

Since Ilyin's day, the night is long and the water is cold.

Since Ilyin's day, the night is long: the worker gets enough sleep, and the horses are full.

Peter and Paul took the day off for an hour, and Elijah the prophet took two off.

Petrok will come - he will pinch off a leaf, Ilya will come - he will also pinch off two.

On Ilyin's day it will rain - there will be few fires, a bucket - there will be many fires.

Mosquitoes bite the last day. Wells cannot be dug - the water in them will be bad. On this day, the first bucket should be lowered into the well with mint - the well will like it, and he will keep the well.

After Ilyin's day, it is not recommended to eat strawberries - otherwise the nap will prevail.

August 3rd

Horses are not forced to work, all livestock are fed hearty and tasty. They counted the grains in the plucked cucumber: an even amount - for good and profit.

4 august

Mary Magdalene Day, in which they feared lightning and did not go out into the field. The rest of the day was considered a happy one.

If there is a thunderstorm on Mary, there will be hay behind her eyes.

If the cucumbers are poorly salted, there will be no rain or thunderstorms. Milk quickly turns sour - to thunderstorms.

5th of August

Day of Trofim the Insomniac. From that day on, it is allowed to sleep during the day. It's time to collect raspberries and viburnum.

On Trofim, Viburnum-raspberry-bush.

The forest is like a pot-bellied merchant: he sells all kinds of food, all kinds of goods.

Finding a bread queen on this day - a fat stalk of wheat or rye with 12 ears - is almost the same as finding a fern flower on a Kupala night: it will bring extraordinary happiness, your innermost desire will come true.

6 august

Boris and Gleb Day... It's time to collect bird cherry. On this day, they feared thunderstorms and did not collect heaps - they would set it on fire with lightning:

Don't take bread on Gleb and Boris.

Boris and Gleb - the bread is ripe.

August 7

Anne the cold day, winter indicators.

What is the weather before lunch, such is the winter until December, what is the weather after lunch - such is the winter after December.

If the matinee is cold and the winter is cold.

August 7 (July 25 old style) is also called "Makaryev Day" - the opening time of the famous Nizhny Novgorod fair. Initially, it took place at the walls of the Makaryevsky monastery near Nizhny Novgorod, which explains its name. With the transfer of the fair to the city, the dates of its holding changed (earlier on Makaryev day it was already over). “Vanity of all kinds, a common desire for trade, the movement of huge capital, refined deception in turnover, the procurement of everything for all of Russia, in a word, the center of all merchant calculations. This is what the Makaryevskaya Fair is about ”(IM Dolgoruky.“ Journal of a journey from Moscow to Nizhny ”, 1813).

Trade at Russian fairs was traditionally accompanied by all kinds of entertainment. The so-called raeshniks, who brought a large wooden box with holes cut into it - raishes, enjoyed an unchanging success with the public. Two rollers were built into it, on which a wide paper tape with pictures painted on it was wound - a kind of photographic film divided into frames. Raeshnik showed pictures in turn and accompanied the spectacle with a fascinating story. Initially, the main theme of such performances was the life of Adam and Eve in paradise, hence the name of the device - paradise. Over time, the topic has expanded: people began to illustrate and ironically, with jokes and jokes, comment on the latest news, vividly, inventively portray the events that happened: “Look, look, here is the big city of Paris, if you enter it, you’ll get lost, but there’s a big column on it. they imprisoned Napoleon. But in the twelfth year, our soldiers were on the move, they settled down to go to Paris, and the French got excited. " Sweets merchants were located next to the district committee, here the audience was also offered popular prints, repeating the brightest scenes of the performance. Thus, the area around the district became the busiest place at the fair.

Buffoons - wandering amateur artists were also indispensable participants in fair festivities. Initially, they were the protagonists of pagan rituals, later their function became purely entertainment, and over time, buffoonery performances acquired an acutely satirical, politicized connotation. This displeased the authorities, and in the 18th century, buffoonery was banned. Nevertheless, the image of the buffoon remains one of the brightest in Russian folklore.

8 August

It's time to go mushrooming into the forest. If the paths are covered with mold, there will be a lot of mushrooms.

Coins were put in the nests - for luck and profit. Beekeepers were loaded with gifts, and they did not eat honey until the Savior of Honey. New flax and canvases were laid out along the banks of the rivers so that all women's work would go like clockwork.

9 august

Nikola Kochansky Day... Cabbage begins to curl into heads of cabbage, blueberries ripen.

Spruce-bereznik - why not firewood, bread and cabbage - why not food!

In some localities it was the day of Panteleimon Zazhnivny - a pre-autumn collection of medicinal herbs.

August 10

Day of Prokhor.

Whoever sells or changes today will lose everything.

Prokhorov and Parmeny - don't start a barter.

11th August

Kalinnik... On this day, the peasants feared frost:

Carry, Lord, Kalinnik in a haze (fog), not frost!

If it is clear on this day, it will be clear until September 5th.

If the oats are green again, it will be a bad autumn. The ants have increased the heaps - for a frosty winter.

12th of August

Day of Strength and Siluyan... The best sowing time for winter crops:

The rye sown on Siluyan will be born strong.

Holy Power will add strength to the peasant.

On Sila and Siluyan, rye is drunk (the ears tend to the ground).

Girls baptize the cuckoo, witches steal milk. Born on this day will be a happy merchant, strong mind and body.

13 august

Day of Evdokim, the spell, the last day before the Dormition fast.

The Assumption Fast is not hungry.

They bake small pancakes - security ones. They are placed in every corner of the house so that evil spirits do not enter. Some of the pancakes need to be eaten, going around the house, shop, store - for profit and disgust of thieves. The cherry berries collected on this day are an excellent cure for stomach diseases. ...

14 august

Honey Savior, the first viewing of the results of peasant labor (there are three Savior in the calendar). This day is the farewell to summer, the first meeting of autumn. Bees stop wearing honey, beekeepers begin to break out honeycombs. The first honey was brought to the church for consecration and the parents were commemorated. The honey then becomes medicinal for this. In another way, this holiday was called Spasovka-gourmet.

On the first Savior, the beggar will try the medka.

On this day, they organized a procession to the water (another name for it is the Wet Savior), and after the consecration of water they bathed themselves and bathed the horses for the last time in the year. It was supposed to consecrate wells and sow the huts with wild poppy seeds - it was believed that he scares away witches. Roses are blooming, good dew is falling. Migratory birds - swallows and swifts - begin to fly to the warm lands.

The swallow is beginning to spring, autumn is calling.

On this day, you can go to the crossroads, draw a cross, put your ear on and listen: if it seems that someone is driving hard - to be rich this year; if traveling light - to poverty.

August 15

Stepan-hayloft... The end of the haymaking work.

What Stepan is, so is September.

For poultry and animals to be healthy, they need to be watered with silver.

16 august

The day of Anton-vikhrovei.

As Anton vortex is, so is October.

If the wind is swirling, expect a snowy winter.

Swirl from all sides - there will be a furious winter with thick snow on the houses.

A dusty day - a lot of bread.

17 august

Day of Avdotya-robins, borage.

As Avdotya is, so is November.

It's time to collect raspberries - today they are especially healing, as well as cucumbers, onions and garlic. They feared rain: if it is wet that day, then all the hay will rot. Second departure of swallows. On this day, a fast was undertaken on onions, kvass, bread and salt.

August 18

Day of Evstigney the Grain.

As Evstigney is, so is December.

The harvest is in full swing. Since ancient times, harvesting bread has been considered a purely female occupation. At work, the women sang special harvest songs that promoted the rhythmic movement of the sickle. Each line ended with an exclamation "Uh!" - higher by an octave:

It's time, mother, daughter to give - y!

And I want to tie into a bun,

Many acorns on an oak - for profit and a good harvest.

August 19

Apple Spas (or "Savior on the mountain", since this day coincides with the holiday in honor of the Transfiguration of the Lord on Mount Tabor).

The Savior has come - the summer has gone from us.

From this day, the harvesting of apples begins and it is allowed to eat fruits and vegetables. There was a belief that on this day in the Kingdom of Heaven, apples are distributed to children - but not to everyone, but only to those whose parents resisted the temptation to try the apple before the Savior. Therefore, adults, and not only the parents of deceased children, considered it a great sin to eat an apple without waiting for the Savior. On the first plucked apples, they thought:

I am thinking up a strong thought, conjuring a difficult thought, according to the second according to the Savior, it will come true, and this autumn it will not pass.

Apples were brought to the temple for consecration, distributed to the poor.

On the second Savior, the beggar will eat an apple.

In the evening we went to the field and saw off the sunset with songs, met the autumn. Harvesting is in full swing:

The cranes start flying away, the weather deteriorates:

The Savior has come - take your mittens in reserve, the second Savior has a fur coat in store.

A dry day foreshadows a dry autumn, a wet one - wet, and a clear one - a harsh winter.

Peas on this day are medicinal.

August 20

Pimena Marina Day.

What the Pimen are like, so is January.

Pimen Marina - don't look for raspberries in the forest.

If storks fly away on this day, autumn will be cold.

August 21

Day of Myron the Carminative... Time to collect honey agarics.

If it is mushroom - so it is grain.

Carminers drove the dust across the world, burst into tears over the red summer.

Frost on the grass - for a good future harvest.

August 23

Lawrence Day.

Autumn and winter live well, if the water is calm and rain on Lawrence.

Quiet water - good fishing in the fall.

At noon, the water in rivers and lakes is quiet - autumn will be quiet, and winter without blizzards and evil blizzards. If there is a strong heat or heavy rains, it will be so long - all autumn.

The crop has not yet been harvested, but it can be judged by many signs:

In August, the oak is rich in acorns - for the harvest.

A lot of pine cones - for the barley harvest.

Harvest of morels - to the harvest of millet and buckwheat.

Buckwheat is bad - it flogs oats.

There is no nut harvest for two years in a row.

On this day, the birds stop singing. Whoever makes a noise - clicks on his house trouble.

24 August

Euplus Day... According to legend, on the night of the martyr Euplus, ghosts are looking for meetings with people. The dew becomes healing - the dew is collected for a year.

25-th of August

We read conspiracies for crops and profits.

August, 26th

Tikhon Zadonsky Day... They turned to him with a prayer for deliverance from the sin of despondency.

August 27

Day of Micah the quiet... Leaf fall begins.

Mikheev day with Indian summer storm-wind echoes.

Micah with a storm - by stormy September.

Quiet winds blow on Micah - to bucket autumn.

If the cranes fly, then by mid-October it will be frosty, but not - winter will come later.

August 28

Dormition, the end of the harvest ("dozhinki"). From the last ears of corn left in the field, the reapers arranged a "goat" - they tied them in a bundle like a hut and put a slice of bread sprinkled with salt inside. The women turned to God with gratitude for the successful completion of the harvest, and then wondered: the eldest of them sat on the ground with her back to the "goat", the rest handed her sickles, and she threw them back over her head. The closer the sickle got to the "goat", the happier the future awaited its owner. The sickle that stuck into the ground foreshadowed misfortune.

Next came the turn to thank the sickle. The reapers wrapped around him in bundles of ears and stabbed the earth with them several times, saying:

A handful of uncut ears left on the field was "curled into a beard" - tied with a ribbon, saying: "God grant that there will be a good harvest next summer!" This "beard" was intended for Veles - the patron saint of livestock, or Elijah the prophet, or Nicholas the miracle worker. It was believed that along with the uncut ears, the fruitful force of the grain remains in the field, which will be useful for future harvests.

The last, "dozhinochny" sheaf was dressed up in a sundress or wrapped in bright shawls and carried to an honest feast, which was arranged in a bundle. He was called the birthday man and kept until the New Year, attributing magical powers to him. The sick animals were treated with straw from this sheaf, and the grain was poured into the sieve, starting a new sowing.

Tired reapers lay down in the field on the last compressed strip and asked the land to return the energy they spent:

Give my strength to another field.

I stung you, I lost my strength!

The reapers returned home, wearing wreaths woven from ears of corn on their heads. It was considered a special success to find a "stubble womb" - an ear with very large grains, and a "knotweed" - a double ear.

The end of field work was celebrated with a feast with the obligatory baking of loaves from the flour of the new harvest. Women workers were sung in songs.


Folk omens on August 7

Folk omens for August 7 - Macarius Day. Anna Holodnitsa Day

People called August 7 the day of Anna Letnyaya, but at the same time she herself was considered a winter indicator among the Slavs

It's cold in the morning - winter will be cold too

What day is August 7 before lunch - this will be the winter until December

Light and warm on August 7 - a sign that winter will be without a lot of snowfall, and vice versa

Storks gather in flocks - winter will be cold and early

Cool morning - winter will come early

Ants on August 7 sharply increase their nests - most likely, the winter will be quite cold

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August 28, Memorial Day of which famous, great and famous people of the world, historical figures, actors, artists, musicians, politicians, artists, athletes is celebrated on this day?

Now we will present to those interested in such information a table with the days (dates) of celebrating three close to each other Orthodox holidays, the first of which is the Exaltation of the Cross of the Lord, the second is the feast of Faith, Hope and Love, the third is the Intercession (Intercession of the Most Holy Theotokos), and further and already in another table, you can find out about the dates of the celebration of the Great Orthodox Easter (also Catholic), and also the Holy Trinity - in links.


Signs about the preservation of the garden

It is not enough to make landings. Growing crops can crush weeds, eat pests, fruits - lovers of easy money can steal. So that no one covets the harvest, at the beginning of summer, aspen pegs are hammered in every corner of the plot. Such a simple tool will discourage thieves.

So that the caterpillars did not touch the garden all summer, other parasites did not spoil the gardener or gardener and his works, they carried out the ceremony. In June, a wreath was made from willow twigs. The finished one was moistened three times in water from the nearest river, brook. At the site they threw him over his left shoulder and pronounced a conspiracy: “Kolo, Kolo, wheel, roll on the ground far, fly in all directions, protect the land from troubles. Exactly!"


Folk omens on August 1

Folk omens and superstitions on August 1.

♦ Wet on this day - and autumn will be wet, dry - and autumn will also be dry.

♦ If it rains on this day, there will be no nuts, and the next year rye will be born.

♦ A dry, clear, hot day will predetermine a dry, warm autumn.

♦ A rainy, cloudy day will indicate bad weather in autumn.

♦ If it rains in the morning - the beginning of autumn will be rainy, the rain will start at noon - it will be rainy in the middle of autumn, in the evening it will rain - the end of autumn will be rainy.

♦ Strong winds and partly cloudy weather correspond to variable autumn weather.

♦ The heather has turned pink with petals - it's time to go for mushrooms.

♦ Crowns grow around the moon - the weather will be good.

♦ The flickering of the stars decreases - the weather will improve.

♦ A storm usually occurs between long dry weather and rain.

♦ Low hanging base of a thundercloud with torn clouds at a very large summit - to a strong wind, a squall.

♦ Cherries have freed profusely - by the cold winter.

♦ Ants hurriedly close up the entrances to the anthill in the middle of the day - it will rain.

♦ The web spreads over the plants - for warmth and clear autumn.

♦ It started raining on Mokrida - towards a damp, rainy autumn. This is a sign of a noble harvest. But - only next year.

♦ Warm, sunny day - by the long "Indian summer", dry September and October.

♦ It has started raining - by the next day there will be rye.

♦ Heat in Mokrid - to a six-week drought. Heavy, torrential rain promises heavy rainfall for the same period.

♦ Down flies from the aspen - by the beginning of the collection of boletus mushrooms.

♦ Gadflies fly across the field, bite painfully - by tomorrow they will subside.

♦ Lingering rains - to crop failure and poverty.

♦ Blind summer rain - nuts will grow well.

♦ Dawn is not visible because of the clouds - it will be clear by lunchtime.

♦ The east wind blew - to a thunderstorm.

♦ Frogs are not visible - to the warmth.

♦ In the first half of the day the ants hid - to the rain.

♦ Spiders hide in the corners - to imminent cold weather.

♦ A lot of cobwebs in the forest and in the meadow - by a warm autumn.

♦ Let the gadfly into the house - to the deceased.

♦ There are apples on this day - to minor troubles.

♦ Whoever is flying a vegetable garden to Mokrid will soak the entire crop on it.


Folk omens for August

In August, the days are still hot, but it gets dark much earlier. In the Vladimir province, August was called "thick", considering it a nourishing month. They also called him "zornichnik". In August, blueberries and lingonberries are harvested, and they go to the forest for mushrooms. "Honey mushrooms have appeared - the summer is over." Most of the medicinal herbs have not lost their medicinal properties. The water in ponds and rivers is getting colder. Swallows predict rainy weather: they swim in the water, constantly fly into the nest. Rain can be expected if "the leaves show their wrong side", and "frogs croak loudly during the day."

August 1. Macrinus day. Mokriny
The women made it rain. Special rituals were common in which women born on 1 August took part.
It will rain on Mokrina - autumn will be damp and cool. "Mokrina is wet - and autumn is wet."
Rain on Mokrina - to the harvest of rye and nuts next year.
From that day on, they began to collect aspen mushrooms.

August 2. Ilyin's day
This holiday was dedicated to Elijah the prophet.
The breath of autumn is already felt, although the summer is still going on. “On Ilya, it’s summer before lunch, and autumn in the afternoon.”
In the villages, they baked bread, which was treated to all the neighbors.
On this day, they tried not to work in the field, so as not to anger the Prophet Elijah. In the churches, they asked Elijah for the fertility of the grain.
On Ilyin's day, the cattle were not allowed out into the meadow, as they believed that snakes, evil spirits and predatory animals could offend and injure her.
It is believed that there will be a thunderstorm on this day.
They believed that the thunder from the wild animals that had taken possession of them drives out the evil spirits.
It was believed that after Ilyin's day, it was impossible to swim in the river. "Ilya cooled the water." "Until Ilya the man bathes, and with Ilya he says goodbye to the river."
What is the weather on this day, so is September 27.

August 3rd. Onufry the Silent
They worked in silence that day.
The day is good for cleaning up outbuildings.
Strong dew - poor flax harvest.

August 4th. Maria Yagodnitsa
Women in the morning washed their face with dew so that their skin was white and clean.
On this day, jam and compotes are cooked.
"If there is a thunderstorm, there will be hay behind the eyes."
They feared lightning that day.

5th of August. Trofim Insomniac
"Sleep for a long time - no good in sight."
"Work is in progress - reluctance to sleep."

August 6. Boris and Gleb
Celebrate the memory of Saints Boris and Gleb.
On this day, they did not go to the fields, as it was believed that the August thunderstorms set fire to haystacks. "Don't take bread on Gleb and Boris."
The berries of the bird cherry are collected.

August 7. Anna Summer
Saint Anna, mother of the Virgin Mary is honored.
This day determines the winter. If the matinee is cold, then the winter will be frosty. “What is the weather before lunchtime, such is the winter until December. What is the weather after lunch, such is after December. " Rainy weather - for a warm and snowy winter, and a clear day - frosty winter is expected. Ants build large anthills - by the cold winter.
Early potatoes were cooked.

8 August.Ermolaev day
In Russia, apples were harvested before the Apple Savior, but they were not eaten.
"Ermolai - clean up the bread."
Herbs on this day have healing power. Traditional healers celebrated this day as a good one for collecting medicinal herbs.

August 9. Panteleimon the Healer, Panteleimon the Head
In Russia they prayed to the saint for healing. Doctors collected herbs on this day, they pronounced conspiracies.
It was not recommended to work in the fields on this day, as they were wary of thunderstorms.
In churches, ears of corn from the fields were illuminated. Then they were brought home and kept for a long time.
To this day, they kept last year's cabbage, baked pies with it.

August 10. Prokhori-Parmeny
Blacksmiths were celebrated. They were considered special people, possessing not only great physical strength, but also able to tame metal.
This day is considered unlucky for all people associated with any kind of trade. "Prokhori-Parmeny - don't start a barter."
Dig up the tulip bulbs.

11th August. Kalinnik
"If ripe oats turn green again, autumn will be stormy."
Morning frosts and cold fogs occur.

12th of August. Siluan and Strength
The rye ripens, its ears bend to the ground.
Even weak people feel strength on this day. "A powerless hero lives."
The cows were guarded that day so that the witches would not drink their milk.
The stars twinkle strongly at dawn - heavy rain will go.

August 13. Evdokimov day
Earlier on this day, the harrow was talked about so that its teeth would not break.
Turnips were boiled and steamed for pies and cereals.

August 14th. First Savior, Honey Savior, Poppy Savior, Savior on the water
The Dormition Fast begins.
In some provinces, the First Savior was called the Wet Savior. They swam in the consecrated waters.
On this day, honeycombs were broken.
Beekeepers in churches lit honey.
Poppy buns were baked that day, and the neighbors were treated to them.
It was believed that witches would not get into the house if the entrance to the hut was sprinkled with poppy seeds on the Poppy Spas.
We plowed the fields for winter crops.

August 15. Stepan Senoval
The whole family collected flowers for Stepanov's wreath. The wreath was hung in a hut in the red corner. When the illness came to the house, a bunch of herbs and flowers was brewed so that the spirit of summer would help.
The families had a silver coin, which the fathers passed on to their sons. She was lowered into the spring water, which the horses were given to drink. The coin was fed in a secret place in the stable. It was a very interesting and complex ceremony, after which the horses became docile.
The weather of this day indicates the weather in early September.

August 16. Anton Vikhrovei
A strong wind, especially with whirlwinds, leads to a snowy and harsh winter.
"As Vikhrovei is, as October is."
If it started raining that day, it will take a long time.

August 17th. Avdotya Malinovka, Borage, Senogenyka
It often rains on this day. They asked: "Do not go where they mow, but go where they ask." Or: "Do not go where they reap, but go where they reap."
This day indicated the weather in November.

August 18. Evstigney Zhitnik
It was believed that on this day it is useful to eat bread with raw onions and salt, and wash it down with kvass. Onion bunches and braids were hung in the rooms.
This day determined the weather for December.
At sunset they listened to the echo. Distant echo - to a sunny day, close - to rainy weather the next day.

August 19. Second Savior. Apple Spas
In Russia, the Apple Savior was widely celebrated.
Until the Second Savior, apples (and grapes) were not eaten.
Apples were illuminated in churches that day. Bazaars were set up where apples from carts were sold.
The nights are getting colder.
"The Second Savior has a fur coat in store."
The weather that day indicated the weather in January.

August 20. Marina Pimen
Storks are going to the south - in the cold and early autumn.

August 21. Myron Vetrogon
Blackberries were collected in the forests. Its leaves were dried to brew for colds.
On this day, the winds are raging.
The wind runner specifies the weather in January.
A calm, windless day - towards a clear and sunny autumn.
Frost - for a good harvest next year.

August 22. Matthew the Serpentine
The cows were guarded from snakes so that they would not suck on the udder. Milk was milked behind closed doors. It was believed that on this day it is easy to jinx the cattle.
Autumn heavy rains begin.

August 23. Laurentian day
At noon they looked at the water. Quiet and calm - for a calm autumn, calm winter.
"Autumn and winter live well if the water is calm and it rains."

24 August. Evpatiy Kolovrat
People were afraid of this day. According to the legend, in the battle with the Tatars, Batu was killed by a brave hero on a white horse. Since then, his horse has been galloping through the swamps in search of a rider. At night, the horse tears up the grave, looking for its master. The souls of dead warriors and drowned men wake up from his cry. All over the cemetery, the will-o-wisps light up.
On this day, the sheep are sheared.

25-th of August. Fotia the Potenniy
On this day, it is customary to put things in order in the utility rooms. Especially where horse implements, plows and harrows are stored.
It is usually rainy.
Clear weather - to an abundance of porcini mushrooms.

August, 26th. Tikhon Passionate
On this day, the cellars and sheds were put in order.
Quiet winds - good weather in the coming days. Strong wind - rainy September.
If there are a lot of mushrooms, then the next year will be fruitful. "If it is mushroom - so it is grain."

August 27. Micah Tychowey
Weddings are being played, matchmakers come to the bride's parents.
On this day, masons are congratulated.
On this day, the wind is watched. Calm weather - towards a sunny autumn, the wind is blowing - a rainy autumn is expected. The storm is a rainy September expected.
The cranes have moved to the south like a wedge - already in October the frost will hit. Birds do not rise on the wing - the autumn will be protracted.

August 28. Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos
The beginning of a young Indian summer.
On this day, the peasants made a squabble. The wealthier people treat the poor.
On the Assumption, the cucumbers were salted.

August 29. Third Savior. Walnut. Savior Not Made by Hands
On this day, the peasants prayed to God, then the men went to the field to sow grain.
They began to sell canvases and canvases. “On the First Savior they stand on the water, on the Second - they eat apples, on the Third - they sell canvases.”
We were engaged in cleaning wells.
If the cranes fly away by this time, it will be frosty on Pokrov (October 14).

August 30. Myron Vetrogon
On this day, widows and orphans were helped.
If there is dew and fog in the morning, the weather will be good.

August 31. Flor and Laurus. Horse feast
Flora and Lavra in Russia are revered as patrons of horses.
On this day, the horses were given rest. They were looked after and then sprinkled with holy water. Treats were fed.
Horseshoe-shaped cookies are baked.
Celebrated the end of winter crops sowing.
Women gathered in the evening with handicrafts in their hands. Discussing their lives.
The roots of the wormwood were used to judge the harvest for the next year. Thick roots - the year will be fruitful.


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