Often you can hear that on church holidays it is forbidden to work and wash. And if the ban on labor activity seems to many to be simple and understandable, then why not wash?
Do I have to walk around during the holidays dirty?
In fact, you need to understand this a little differently.
What is the meaning of the prohibition to wash?
Religious holidays are those days thatA person must dedicate himself to God and his communion with the church. This view of these days is characteristic of all world religions. It is best to start this day with a prayer, visit a church, confess or take communion, perform any other religious rituals pertaining to a particular day. This is the most correct thing to do during a church holiday.
After you have attended the divine service,You can wash and clean the house, and do other things. The meaning of the prohibition is not not to wash or clean anything at home on a holiday, but to not replace the communication with God in these days by anything else. First of all, religious affairs, and the second - personal, secular.
Nevertheless, holidays and Sundays -Special, because it's not in vain that it takes six days to work, and the seventh to give to God. Therefore, it is better to devote entirely to their charity, caring for others, studying the Word of God and other good deeds. And it would be nice to clean up the cleaning on Saturday, to meet Sunday in a clean house.
If a person does not work on a holiday, because it is impossible, but does not go to church anyway - this is a simple superstition, and this is wrong.
Religious holidays when you need to wash yourself
There are special days when washing and cleaningEnter into the church rituals. For example, this is the well-known Net Thursday, when you should not only wash yourself, but also clean the entire house, wash everything and make sure that children in the family also remember to wash.
Another holiday, which involves waterProcedures - Baptism. On this special day, people in Russia are plunged into the hole, and those who do not have the opportunity to do this, at least have to wash at home in the shower.
When it is forbidden to swim
Ilin Day is the time after which there comes an "official" ban on swimming in natural water bodies. Celebrate it on August 2. People say: "Saint Ilya wrote to the water".
After the second of August it is usual to set changeable weather with cold nights, and the water temperature ceases to be suitable for bathing.
There are many superstitions associated withVarious Orthodox holidays. For example, it is believed that on the day of St. John can not use knives, and it is especially dangerous to cut any round objects. They say that Christmas can not be sewn, it's a bad omen. And on the confluence of travel are forbidden, especially distant ones. Under the Annunciation it is not recommended that girls braid braids. The Church does not approve of these superstitions, considering them as delusions.