Honey Spas 2018: what you need to consecrate the Church and how to collect “Makovytsya”

To assemble the bouquet on Maccabeus is an important tradition of the Slavs

Медовый Спас 2018: что нужно освятить в церкви и как собрать "Маковейчика"

On Honey spas-2018 believers go to Church with “Makovytsya” – bouquet, which is usually assembled by hand. So, every flower has a special meaning, so many people believe that the flowers on Maccabeus will bring health and well-being.

The name of the holiday Makovey has occurred by overlaying the name Maccabee and the plant poppy, which Matures during this period of time. In this day people go to Church to pray, and bless the summer grasses, poppies and flowers. Find out in our article, how to make a bouquet at Maccabeus with his hands.

Bouquet on Maccabeus

Медовый Спас 2018: что нужно освятить в церкви и как собрать "Маковейчика"

To assemble the bouquet on Maccabeus with his hands is an important tradition of the Slavs, who knew that without him will not prosper the economy. Therefore, in the bouquets, which are called “makowecki”, collecting as many flowers that grow in our lands.

All flowers grow on the Ukrainian fields and familiar to everyone since childhood. Do not add “makoveychuk” beautiful imported flowers that will supposedly adorn the composition is wrong. Let the colors will be less, but they all grew up in their native land. It is believed that in each bouquet on Maccabeus need to put a ripe poppy head.

“Makowecki” can be made from these components: asters, dahlias, marigolds, periwinkle, carnations, yarrow, Bupleurum, mint, Basil, thyme, lovage, tarragon, ripe poppy heads.

Медовый Спас 2018: что нужно освятить в церкви и как собрать "Маковейчика"

What else can you add to the bouquet on Maccabeus

In different regions of Ukraine, people added their own elements in the “makowecki”, wanting to receive grace and to always collect a large harvest. Therefore, in the bouquets on Maccabeus can be different vegetables, legumes and herbs.

For example, carrots, corn, beans, dill. Sometimes on Maccabeus bouquet add sunflowers and viburnum. And almost always, people tried to assemble in “makoveychuk” wildflowers.

Медовый Спас 2018: что нужно освятить в церкви и как собрать "Маковейчика"

Early people believed that each flower in the “maconachie” has a special meaning and effect on the person who came to sanctify the bouquet. For example, Bupleurum bring the family peace and well-being, and mint had to be protected from any adversity and to strengthen health.

And on the question of what to do with a bunch of Maccabeus after the holiday to the present day remained one answer – after the consecration “makowecki” kept in the house until spring.

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