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April 5 — Nikon Day. Drink mint tea

CrimeaPRESS reports:

On April 5, the Church honors the memory of the Monk Martyr Nikon of the Caves. This is an Old Russian Orthodox figure who for a long time held the post of abbot of the Kiev-Pechersk monastery and church in the 11 century, founded a monastery in the name of the Most Holy Theotokos in Tmutarakan. And it was under Nikon that schools of icon painting were created in the Pechersk Lavra. Nikon is rightfully considered the founder of chronicle science.

On April 5, it was customary for the people to arrange a big cleaning in the house and in the yard. In the gardens and orchards on Nikonov’s day they scattered crumbs, grain, sunflower seeds, calling the birds. Also, the peasants were taken to putting in order agricultural equipment.

The weather signs for this day are as follows:

  • A warm day, but frosts at night — the weather will be fine in April.
  • April 5 the first spring thunder, but is there still snow? The summer will be cold.
  • The river wave goes against the current — to worsening weather and precipitation.
  • On the night of April 5, the sky with stars? There will be frosts in the morning.
  • In the spring, water did not arrive in the river — there will be a hot summer without heavy rainfall.

AND! The people believed that if you drink mint tea on this day, then the whole family will be healthy for a year. Leonty, Luka, Nikolai, Nikon, Peter.

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