People’s holiday January 21, 2022

The national holiday on January 21 has the names Omelyany Perezimnyky, Vasilina zymovy.

National holiday January 21 / photo UNIAN (Andrey Gorb)

January 21 marks the church holiday of Saints Omelyan and Vasilina. On this day there are often blizzards and strong blizzards. Our ancestors believed that working on January 21 was a sin, so today we had a rest.

According to folk customs, on Omelyan’s day it is necessary to invite godparents home and generously treat them. Then the godson will have good health. Shchi, buckwheat porridge, fish jellies were placed on the table. The godparents gave the godson a towel and soap.

January 21 should be well washed or steamed in the bath. Whoever meets this date in a pure body will be healthy and happy all year round.

What not to do on January 21

  1. You can’t borrow and lend money.
  2. The day is bad for money. You should not make big purchases and risk money.
  3. You can not sleep in the moonlight, otherwise you can lose health and beauty. Be sure to close the curtains.
  4. If you are visiting – you can not come empty-handed.

Weather signs on January 21

  • The south wind promises a stormy summer.
  • If the windows in the house are fogged, there will be a thaw soon.
  • Blizzard today – until the end of January.
  • There is a big difference in temperature day and night – until late spring.

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