When a person dies, it is believed hang in the house all the mirrors.
This tradition is very resistant and lasts for decades, though its strictly observe even people who do not understand its meaning.
Zaveshivanie mirrors and superstitions
There are a number of beliefs associated with death andmirrors. One of them says that if the soul of the deceased, that some time after separation from the body is still among the closest people can "see" myself in the mirror and scared. Also superstitious people believe that if the soul falls into the mirror, symbolizing the transition between worlds and dimensions, it can forever remain there, unable to extricate themselves.
The worst beliefs are directly related tohuman beings. First it was thought that if a living person will see in the mirror of the deceased or his ghost, he too will soon die. It may seem silly, and, and funny, but after the death of people strictly adhere to traditions and listen to superstition, not wanting to risk and joke with death. In addition, adherence to rituals gives the friends of the deceased at the time of opportunity to escape from the incident, will power switch with sad thoughts to trouble, and it helps to get through this terrible loss, at least in the early days.
Objective reasons zaveshivaniya mirrors in the house of the deceased
Passing by a mirror, the person automaticallyHe looks at his reflection. Quite naturally, that the death of a loved one leaves a mark on the appearance of people - pale face, tear-stained eyes, sad facial expression is easy to see. As a rule, people do not want to see themselves in this condition, so they prefer not to look in the mirror as much as possible, at least in the early days. This does not apply only in cases where a person washes and dresses, and even then not always.
In mourning has its own laws regarding the externalappearance and behavior of the deceased relatives. Admiring his reflection in the mirror they do not fit perfectly. To friends of the deceased it was easier to strictly observe the mourning period, all the mirrors in the room curtain. By the way, it is necessary and in order to live there is nothing to distract from the prayer for the dead, and they can dedicate their time of grief. There is also a view that the large mirrors give the room a more elegant, beautiful view, so they cover the paintings to emphasize the tragedy of the moment.
During deep grief person perceivesspace and other people are not quite as usual. It is hard to see in the mirror reflection of the houses surrounding. Worst of all, if the reflection is visible in the photo of the deceased, which was chosen for the commemoration, candles, either the coffin and wreaths. All this only exacerbates the situation, presses, because even if you turn your back on what gives the painful emotions, you will see the same thing in the reflection.