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April 30 — Zosim Pchelnik and Beltane

CrimeaPRESS reports:

The church now honors Saint Savvaty and Zosima. In the people they were considered the patrons of bees. On this day, the queen bee was placed in a hive so that the swarm would not scatter.

They said: “I take a bee, put it in a beehive. It is not I who imprison you, but the horn-footed Moon, the white stars and the red Sun, imprison you. They imprison you and tame you ”.

By the way, our ancestors believed that a bee would never sting a kind person. There is a beautiful legend about these amazing insects:

  • When a man came for honey for the first time, he disturbed the bees, which flew away to complain to God. They told him that they absolutely did not know how to use the sting, but God allowed them to use the sting for protection. The next summer, the man again came to the bees, took the honeycombs, but this time the insects managed to stand up for themselves. However, they again went to God and asked to make people die from bites. To which God said that because of their malice, the bees themselves would die if they bit a person. Since then, this is exactly what has happened — a bee cannot live without a sting.
30 In April, the peasants carried the hive to the apiary.

Signs of the day:

  • The swarm is swarming — Zosima-Sabbatius is having fun.
  • Merciful Savior to everyone saves the soul, and Zosima-Savvaty saves the bee.
  • If the bees fly to the flower, then the fruit will be from the color.
  • What kind of bread the bee went for, that one will be good for grain.
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  • There is little loss in bees (according to the exhibition of omshanika) — by the harvest of buckwheat, and vice versa, a lot of loss — buckwheat will not be born.

Name days are celebrated today: Fedor, Adrian, Alexander, Ivan.

And from 30 April to May 1, one of the most significant pagan holidays, Beltane, is celebrated. This is the celebration of the beginning of the blossoming spring.

The holiday is also dedicated to the day of memory of the Roman Catholic Church of St. Walpurgis — Walburga of Heidenheim. She was born in 710 in the family of King Richard of West Saxony. At the age of eleven, the girl moved to live in a monastery. Once the ship on which Walpurgis was was caught in a storm. The girl fell to her knees and began to pray frantically. Soon the wind died down and the sea calmed down. After this incident, Walpurgis began to be revered as the patroness of sailors.

And! They say that on Walpurgis Night on Bald Mountain all evil spirits gather to carry out their various magical plans.
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