October 17, 2022: St. Erofei's Day – what not to do today

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October 17, 2022: St. Erofei's Day - what not to do today

You can't drink alcohol today. It is better not to trust strangers and take medication carefully.

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What happened on that day?

Today the Orthodox Church honors the memory of the martyr Yerofey. He was a disciple of the Apostle Paul, later became a bishop and was killed by pagans. It used to be that this day was a harbinger of winter. People were preparing for the cold weather, warming their houses.

The world is celebrating the day of the fight against poverty. October 17 is also World Organ Donation and Transplantation Day.

Pulp and paper industry workers celebrate their professional holiday in Ukraine.

What can not be done on October 17?

► drink alcohol

► trust strangers

Folk beliefs and omens:

► sharply colder – for a long winter

► red dawn – for a windy winter

Born today:

1936 – Ivan Drach , Ukrainian prose writer, poet, screenwriter, critic, one of the founders of the political movement “Rukh” , Stepan, Tikhon, Veronika

And also on this day:

1956 – the world's first automatic mobile communication system was launched in Sweden

< p>1959 – The South African company “De Beers” announced that it had produced the first artificial diamonds

1961 – The painting by Henri Matisse “The Boat” (Le Bateau) was exhibited at the New York Museum of Modern Art. Only on December 3, someone noticed that the picture was hanging upside down

1979 – Mother Teresa was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize