Transcarpathia invites to the festival of beekeepers (ANNOUNCEMENT)

4 August 2017 11:40  229157524 0159044
Transcarpathia invites to the festival of beekeepers (ANNOUNCEMENT)

On August 13, 2017, the "Festival of Beekeepers" dedicated to the religious holiday "Honey Savior" or "Makoviy" will be held in Vuchkove village of Mizhhirya district.

This holiday is associated with the ripening of the crop, when bees begin to collect nectar. For beekeepers, it is a special day as it was believed that honey ripens on this day. According to the ecclesiastical canons, this is the Holiday of the Procession of the Venerable Wood of the Life-Creating Cross of the Lord. To be more precise, August, when Honey Savior is celebrated, is the hottest month of the year, and infectious diseases were spreading at a tremendous rate. Therefore, people, trying to protect themselves from that, would touch the cross, on which Jesus was crucified, and drink holy water, thus protecting themselves from various diseases. 

Source: transcarpathiatour.com.ua

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