The national holiday on May 27 is known as Sydir Ogurechnyk, Sydir Bokogrii.
On May 27, the Orthodox Church honors the memory of the Greek martyr Isidore of Chios. Our ancestors believed that on the day of Sidor, the real summer heat comes, and the frost finally recedes. On May 27, cucumbers were planted in open ground or as seedlings, and flax was sown.
Whether the night was warm enough for sowing cucumbers was judged by a wet rag hung outside overnight. If in the morning the rag remained completely wet or even more so it froze, then it is too early to plant seeds. If it is almost completely dry, then you can start sowing.
May 27 is considered a good date for the treatment of any stomach ailments, especially bloating and spasms. Medicinal herbs helped our ancestors in this, but in modern times it is better to consult a doctor.
May 27 is also suitable for milking cows and goats. Milk obtained on this day is considered particularly nutritious and does not spoil for a long time. Women washed their faces with homemade milk so that the skin was smooth and healthy.
People born on May 27 are very practical and down-to-earth. They clearly know what they want from life and do not live by fantasy. They are strict, but fair and responsible parents, as well as very reliable friends.
What not to do on May 27
On this day, it is absolutely impossible to quarrel and argue even over trifles, otherwise relations with relatives will deteriorate for a long time.
Unlucky day for trade and sales – revenue will be small.
On May 27, you cannot cut down, graft, pinch trees and cut branches – the wounds on the plants will take a long time to heal.
Weather signs for May 27
There are the following signs about the weather on this day:
- If today is cool, then there will be many cold days in the summer.
- If the weather is good on Sidor day, then the cucumber harvest will be abundant this year.
- If the swallows have chicks, then summer will be early, and spring – late.
- Many frogs can be heard near the water – to overflowing rivers.
- If cicadas chirp loudly in the evening and in the morning, then the summer will be hot.
- Rain on May 27 portends frequent rains in the summer and a good harvest of vegetables.
- If the first half of the day is cool and gloomy, then it is too early to plant cucumber seedlings.
It is important to note that nowadays the climate has changed a lot, and not all ancient omens are relevant for us.
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