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June 3 – Elena-Lenoseika Day. Or early dew…

June 3 – Elena-Lenoseika Day. Or early dew…

CrimeaPRESS reports:

June 3 is also called Flaxseika, Olena-flax, Olena — early dew, Olena — late oats, Olena — long flax, long flax, Constantine the borage…

On this day, flax, egg, buckwheat, barley and late wheat were sown, and cucumbers were also planted. They said: “For Alena — flax, for Konstantin — cucumbers.” There was also a tradition associated with June 3: the housewife, taking an old bast shoe that had been stored in advance, went out into the street and dragged the bast shoe to the garden with her foot, and there, throwing it on a bed of cucumbers, said: “How thickly this bast shoe is woven, just like how thickly my cucumbers are woven!»

The Church today honors the memory of the holy Tsar Constantine the Great and his mother Helen. They are famous for having done a lot for the development of Orthodox Christianity. Therefore, in Rus’ on June 3, they also remember the children of the royal family — Mikhail and Fyodor, who were miracle workers of Great Murom. Another holiday is also celebrated on this day — the Vladimir Icon of the Mother of God, established in 1521.

The weather signs are:

  • If there is rain and bad weather on Olena, then autumn will be stormy.
  • If June 3 is rain and hail, then December 3 on Prokla is snow and pellets.
  • The moon in a circle on this day means cloudy weather.
  • The cuckoo crows means good weather.

Name days are celebrated today by: Mikhail, Yaroslav, Elena, Fedor, Kirill, Konstantin.

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