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what a church holiday, what can’t be done

Today, April 12, the memory of Basil the confessor, bishop of Paria is commemorated.

What kind of church holiday is it today?

April 12 in the church calendar is the day of memory of Basil, the confessor, bishop of Paris. He lived in the 8th century and was distinguished by such piety that the inhabitants of the city of Paria placed him on the pulpit as a bishop. Vasiliy managed his power wisely and calmly. But suddenly an iconoclastic heresy arose in those cities, which Basil did not support. In 754, the Ecumenical Council was convened, during which a scroll was signed, in which it was ordered to destroy all icons. Basil tried to forbid heretics from entering his diocese, but he was severely punished for this.

What not to do on April 12

It is forbidden to engage in needlework and cleaning.

It is not allowed to drink alcohol and organize loud entertainment.

Do not comb your hair on this day.

Folk signs and traditions for April 12

Among our ancestors there were many interesting omens for this day:

  • looked at what day it is today: warm and dry weather – in the summer there will be a large harvest of fruits;
  • strong wind indicates a windy summer;
  • a sudden frost hit – wait for a large wheat harvest;
  • the willow is already very fluffy – there will be no more cold weather;
  • a lot of cobwebs – to a hot and dry summer.

On this day, abandoned women performed a special ceremony to bring back their beloved. To do this, the husband’s name was written on a piece of paper, thrown into the fire and baptized three times.

Name day: how to name a child born on April 12

What are today’s name days: Vasyl, David, Ivan, Isaac, Serhiy, Maria.

The talisman of a person born on April 12 is malachite. The stone is considered a strong protector of children. And also a powerful talisman for travelers.

What a day today is in Ukraine and the world

April 12 is the Day of Rocket and Space Industry Workers in Ukraine. The holiday was created by order of the President of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma on March 13, 1997.

April 12 is also Scout Day in Ukraine. Youth holiday, which was started on March 28, 2008. Scouting is a movement aimed at educating young people and involving them in independent personal development.

And April 12 is the World Day of Action in the Field of Military WindThe event was initiated by the Institute of International Studies together with the International Peace Bureau. Its main goal is to increase public awareness of the amount of money spent on the armed forces.

April 12 is celebrated as World Hamster Day. The date of the celebration of this interesting holiday was not chosen by chance. It was on this day in 1930 that zoologist Israel Aharoni domesticated these cute animals.

Also, April 12 is the International Day of Homeless Children. The event was launched in 2011. Its main goal is to draw society’s attention to the problem of homeless children, to raise awareness about the exploitation of child labor.

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