Savior of the Apple Feast Day

  • The Savior of the Apple Feast Day 2016 and the Transfiguration of Christ, on the 19th of August in the church calendar of Ukraine is marked with  red colour. It means that for the Orthodox Christians this day has a double meaning. In this article, we will pay your attention to the important marks on the Savior of the Apple Feast Day and will tell you whether it is possible to work and what you can not do on the Transfiguration of Christ Day. We will touch upon the Church theme as well and you will find out what the Ukrainians consecrate on the 19th of August, the Savior of the Apple Feast Day.

     

    The Second Savior means the start of the autumn for people. The air is cool and the aroma of apples is everywhere. According to the signs on the Savior of the Apple Feast Day people find out what the winter and the autumn weather will be like. Also people can chance to pass on what the harvest is going to be. Therefore, we first analyze national signs on the Savior of the Apple Feast Day 2016 in Ukraine.

     

    On the 19th of August people celebrate two great feasts at the same day. They are the Second Savior, which is called the Savior of the Apple Feast Day and the Transfiguration of Christ. The name of the first festival dates back to the Savior of the human race Jesus Christ. There are many signs, as well as customs, which promise different benefits. The signs of the Savior of the Apple Feast Day are closely connected to the signs of the Transfiguration.

     

    The marks on the Savior of the Apple Feast Day which came to Ukrainians from their forefathers say that first of all it was a feast of thanksgiving for the gifts of nature. A popular folk sign states that till the Savior of the Apple Feast Day people must get the crops in, because after that day, after the 19th of August each rain could ruin the harvest. There was a custom as well to share the apple harvest with family and destitute people. Also people brought apples to the graves of the dead. This was considered a good sign.

     

    The following marks people in Ukraine know from the very childhood:

     

    • As the Savior of the Apple Feast Day is, so will be January
    • The weather on the Savior of the Apple Feast Day determines what kind of the feast on the Intercession of the Holy Virgin will be
    • If the day is dry, the autumn will be without rains. Clear weather - winter will be cold
    • If you don’t eat apples before the Savior of the Apple Feast Day, till the 19th of August, and then you eat an apple with honey and to make a wish it will come true for sure

     

    According to the tradition, the day of the Savior of the Apple Feast Day starts in Ukraine early in the morning in the church. That’s why you should know in advance what you need, if you want to celebrate the next Savior of the Apple Feast Day in Ukraine. Bring apples, grapes, plums, pears and other fruits to the Church. The fruits symbolize gratitude to God for all the gifts and dedication of the entire world. This selection of products that have to be consecrated is connected to the Dormition fast which continues until the 28th  August.

     

    Many women believe that they can come to the church in jeans or with bright makeup. But it is still recommended to attend church in a skirt below the knee. Today women can wear skirts with ties on the Church, which are worn over trousers.

     

    It is forbidden to do anything except cooking food and the harvest. People cannot sew, knit, do cleaning and construction work. People cannot as well eat meat, eggs, fatty foods, and all that is addictive and to entertain themselves. There is also a belief that on the Savior of the Apple Feast Day you should not kill insects. Folk marks say that if a fly sat on the arm twice on the 19th of August you will have good luck the whole year. Do not eat apples or any other fruit till the Savior of the Apple Feast Day!