when it is celebrated and what cannot be done – UNIAN

St. Michael’s Day in 2021 will fall on a Sunday, so on this holiday it will be convenient to visit the church.

St. Michael’s Day 2021 when celebrated / photo ndt1.eu

In November, Christians honor the heavenly warrior Archangel Michael. The full name of the holiday is the Cathedral of Archangel Michael and other Heavenly disembodied forces. The disembodied forces of heaven are called angels and archangels, and Michael leads them. This archangel is of special importance for Ukrainians, because Mykhailo is considered the patron saint of Kyiv.

St. Michael’s Day 2021: when it is celebrated

St. Michael’s Day is celebrated on the same date every year – Nov. 21, or November 8 on the Gregorian calendar. The date of the holiday was chosen not by chance. November in ancient times was the ninth month and symbolized the nine angelic ranks, and the eighth day was chosen because the angelic judgment at the Last Judgment will take place on the 8th day.

What not to do on St. Michael’s Day

On St. Michael’s Day it is customary to have fun and invite guests. Be sure to put a lot of dishes on the table. It was believed that the richer and tastier the food, the more satisfied will be the Archangel Michael. There are several bans on this date:

  • you can’t refuse help to anyone;
  • it is forbidden to do housework, clean and wash;
  • you can’t wash your head, otherwise you can wash your whole mind;
  • you can not use sharp objects and cut with a knife, so as not to provoke the wrath of the saint;
  • on this day it is forbidden to deceive others and try to earn in a dishonest way.

The best way to celebrate St. Michael’s Day in 2021 is to attend a service or read the archangel’s prayer at home. On this holiday you can get married and not necessarily fast.

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