March 13 — Vasily-Kapelnik Day. Wish the elephants well
Why Vasily-Kapelnik Day? Because Winter cries — drops appear.
The main tradition of the day: girls sing stoneflies and bake kalachi. It was believed that if you eat a piece on an empty stomach, you will be happy.
The weather signs are:
- Has the snow melted on the roofs yet? The thaw will start soon.
- Long icicles on the roofs — to a good harvest of flax, however, one cannot count on warming in the coming days.
- It started to rain — it will be fine in the summer.
- The thawed edges are “steep” — spring will be good, and summer will come quickly.
- Ringing drops — in the summer there will be a big harvest.
- Rooks have arrived — the snow will melt soon, but there will be a lot of rain in the summer months.
- Circles are visible around the sun — the year will be fruitful.
- Cloudy weather on March 13 — at night there will be frosts.
- The south wind is blowing, but the drops are ringing — to a good harvest.
- Sunny day — the year will be fertile.
AND! The people believed that in sunny weather on Vasily, the air on the street has healing powers.
Name days are celebrated today: Arseny, Vasily, Kira, Marianna,
The Church today honors the memory of St. Basil the Decapolites. He lived in the 7th-8th centuries, was a monk and a Christian confessor. He is famous for the fact that even in difficult times he did not deviate from the Christian faith.
And in Thailand, March 13 is celebrated as National Elephant Day! The celebration is celebrated by holding large-scale events. But, if earlier Thais celebrated this day exceptionally joyfully, today with a share of sadness. The number of elephants in the country is drastically reduced. A century ago, there were about a hundred thousand wild and domestic elephants in Thailand, and today there are only 3-4 thousand. Despite the fact that in the wild they are practically non-existent.
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