The name of the day speaks for itself — our ancestors paid special attention to vegetable gardens and orchards on Arina the nursery. They planted vegetables (cabbage and cucumbers) and whitewashed trees, in particular.
And by 29 April, the rivers were overflowing and they were entering the right direction. True, they left washed-out shores and washed-out bridges after their «violence». That is why this day was also called by the people “Irina — urvi the coast.”
The Church today honors the memory of the martyr Irina. She led a righteous life, preached faith in Christ, for which she was tortured to death along with her sisters.
As for the weather, it was believed that after 29 April, warm and sunny days finally set. The signs are as follows:
- The alder blossomed — you can sow buckwheat.
- The hazel “flamed «- it’s time to plant a forest.
- The ravines «play», and then freeze slightly — there will be a lot of interference with the harvest.
Name days are celebrated today: Timothy, Leonid, Mikhail, Pavel, Nika, Galina, Irina.
And the Slavs called April — Navi day. It was customary to visit the burial places of deceased relatives and bring them trebs. For a long time, the dead loved ones were lowered into the water, saying:
How a chicken will blow in an oak forest,
Take him to heaven,
May all souls rejoice.