The day of Elijah
Prophet Elijah honors a Holy Christian people. The holiday it falls on August 2. On the same day, in pagan times thought it was a great Perun — God of lightning and thunder. These two images have great similarities. Ilya is also considered a master of the lightning. People believe that driving a roaring fiery chariot, he sends reminders of his strength and ruthlessness. A day of Elijah the prophet Christians are forbidden to work, since it is considered a sin.
Known the miracles which this Saint worked. At his word parted the waters of the Jordan, the heavenly fire he brought to earth, opened to the people the will of God, and prophesied. Elijah always asked reduce fever and stop bleeding. He was protected from robbers.
As the prophet considered the Lord of rain and thunderstorms will take the majority in Elijah's day have this theme. Precipitation to harvest in large quantity, dry weather to fires.
If in Elijah's day to collect rain water and wash it, then you can get rid of the evil eye. He will go by himself. Do not forget that the holiday belongs to the Lord of thunder and lightning, which are impossible without water. Because Ilya is a supporter of restorative justice, to harm others will not allow anyone. By the way, the water itself contains healing power.
In Elijah's day omens are of great importance for the ordinary people. Thanks to them, people can anticipate future events.
As already mentioned, if in Elijah's day, dry weather, we should expect fires. Presumably by not sending rain upon the earth, the prophet reminds the sinners of ruthlessness. Accordingly, the punishment (in the form of fires) not long to wait. The efforts of Elijah here does not need dry forests light up from the sun.
If 2 August there is a storm, according to popular belief, you need to close the mirror. And it has no connection with the superstition about the dead man in the house. Shiny objects attract lightning. Despite the fact that in accept States only the mirror, you need to consider one amendment. It is advisable to hide any shiny objects and utensils, especially if they are located near the window.
In Elijah's day are not welcome pribludova animals. It is believed that all evil spirits living on earth, trying to hide from the wrath and flaming arrows of the prophet, which are transformed into animals. Those who are more stupid than the rest, become wild fauna. The most intelligent acquire the appearance of the Pets, hoping that people won't run them. Threat to the well-being of home and family can be even harmless goat, pribludova in Elijah's day. Signs become obsolete, every person has a right to decide whether to believe them or not. To say about the reliability of this superstition can perhaps only those people who had the opportunity to deal with these entities.
August 2, you cannot perform any work. According to the sign, Ilya can burn all disobeyed. In fact, in this day of rain can start so suddenly and quickly that the people working in the fields, just don't have time to run to any shelter. Any person in a wide open space can be hit by lightning.
On the day of the prophet Elijah, children were forbidden to swim in the waters. Hay this holiday was finished, I started the harvest.