Also on June 3 they call Flax, Deer-flax, Deer — early dew, Deer — late oats, Deer — long flax, long flax, Konstantin the borage …
On this day, flax, yaritsa, buckwheat, barley and late wheat were sown, and cucumbers were also planted. They said: «Alena — flax, Konstantin — cucumbers.» There was also a tradition associated with June 3: the hostess, taking an old and pre-stored bast shoe, went out into the street and dragged the bast shoe to the garden with her foot, and there, throwing it into the garden with cucumbers, she said: “ How thick this bast shoe is trudged, just so that my cucumbers were thickly woven! ”
The Church today honors the memory of the holy Tsar Constantine the Great and his mother Helena. They are famous for the fact that they did a lot for the formation of Orthodox Christianity. Therefore, in Russia on June 3, they also remember the children of the royal family — Mikhail and Fedor, who were miracle workers of the Great Murom. On this day, another holiday is also celebrated — the Vladimir Icon of the Mother of God, established in 1521 year.
Weather signs are as follows:
- If it rains and bad weather on Olen, then autumn will be rainy.
- If on June 3 — rain with hail, then on December 3 on Prokla — snow with groats.
- The moon in a circle on this day — to cloudy weather.
- The cuckoo cuckoos — good weather.
Name days are celebrated today by: Mikhail, Yaroslav, Elena, Fedor, Kirill, Konstantin.