January 18 for the Orthodox – Hungry kutia, Epiphany evening, Epiphany Christmas Eve.
On this day, believers and churchgoers bless water, as in Baptism. It is interesting that the containers into which this water is collected must be decorated with sprigs of immortelle or dried flowers of cornflowers – so that the Lord has mercy from evil misfortune. The water consecrated on Epiphany Eve is considered even stronger than that on Epiphany.
18 IOn January, believers try not to eat anything until dark. And the dinner itself is lean, it is good if fish blues, dumplings and pies with cabbage filling, pancakes made of buckwheat flour are served to the table, there must be kutia and uzvar (dried fruit compote).
Weather signs On this day, they say that if it snows on Epiphany Eve, there will be a generous grain harvest. If a strong wind blew out and blizzards swirled – the summer will be cold and rainy.
What not to do on January 18
Today you cannot conflict with your household members, take offense and express dissatisfaction, otherwise the whole year will pass with resentment. Also, you cannot loudly call poultry to you, otherwise the duck chickens will stop rushing.
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