January 8, 2023: Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin – what not to do today
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Today you can’t cook and drink kissel, quarrel with relatives and do hard work.
What happened on this day:
Today the Orthodox Church celebrates the Cathedral of the Most Holy Mother of God. Believers on this day honor the memory of the Virgin Mary, who became the Mother of God. Christians remember how the family fled to Egypt after the birth of the baby, because King Herod wanted to destroy him.
What not to do on January 8:
- < li>work hard
- quarrel with relatives
- cook and drink jelly
- buy ropes
Folk omens and beliefs:
- snow began to stick to your hands – wait for warm weather;
- birds sing in the frost at night;
- crows gather in flocks – there will be snowstorms.
< li>the north wind until severe frosts;
Angel Day is celebrated by:
August, Agrippina, Alexander, Anfisa, Vasily, Grigory, Dmitry, Evarest, Evfimy/Efim, Isaac, Konstantin, Constantius, Leonid, Macarius, Maria, Michael, Nicodemus , Nikolai
1935 – Elvis Presley, American singer and actor, Grammy Award winner, “King of Rock and Roll”
1984 – Kim Jong-un, leader of the DPRK
Also on this day:
1851 – French physicist Jean Bernard Léon Foucault proved that the Earth rotates on its axis.
1959 – Charles de Gaulle becomes President of the French Republic
2004 – the sea liner “Queen Mary 2” was launched, at that time – the largest passenger su bottom of the world