Candlemas 2020: what not to do in a holiday on February 15

Стрітення Господнє 2020: що не можна робити у свято 15 лютого

Candlemas: what not to do

Believers traditionally celebrate Candlemas on February 15. 40 days after Christmas, in the Christian calendar this day symbolizes the appearance of Jesus to the world. Read on and find out about bans in this day.

On this day in churches and temples, the worship, and the celebration is accompanied by constant tradition of the consecration of Church candles, which are called Stranskite. I think that these wax candles protect the house from fire and lightning, disease and misery. Advise them to preserve for years to light only during the time of prayer, and the remains of candles are not thrown away but to give to the Church to be melted.

The day of the presentation of the Lord sanctify the water. This water sprinkle the people before significant life events and consider water healing.

What not to do February 15 Candlemas

  • Banned all the hard work. On this day, avoid heavy physical work and household activities: cleaning, Laundry, sewing, embroidery, spinning, knitting, work in the garden, and the like. You can do only what is going to benefit. This should be done on weekdays, not on the presentation. On religious holidays it is customary to dedicate time to the Lord, prayers and purification of the soul. Instead of household chores will make good deeds and socialize with loved ones.
  • In principle, on religious holidays shouldn’t work. The seriousness of the ban is that making money in this day is considered sinful activity. Again, the exception is a profession that aims to help: doctors, paramedics, nurses and the like.
  • The presentation should be noted soberly, because you can not drink alcohol. All the harmful and addiction is also banned.
  • Swearing, strife is forbidden and is a sin. Let the day pass in harmony with others.
  • Given the fact that it is important for believers the occasion, you cannot skip the service at the Church. Also do not forget to consecrate the candle and the water.
  • In the Presentation do not plan and do not begin new Affairs – they will not be as successful as you would like.
  • More February 15 it is not necessary to travel, to go on a long journey. This is due to the more folk beliefs and superstitions, because the weather is unpredictable and a traveler can get in bad weather, that doesn’t Bode well.
  • Also in the Presentation should not go in the bath, because it requires a large expenditure of energy, and again, heavy physical work under a ban.

Стрітення Господнє 2020: що не можна робити у свято 15 лютого

Candlemas: what not to do

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