Holidays March 17
St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland
Saint Patrick – the patron saint of Ireland – according to legend, breathed in
people living on the island, faith in God, preaching Christianity and
expelling all serpents from the earth. In honor of the Holy in the country annually
conduct solemn parades with dances, songs and festivities. how
say the Irish, in Patrick day beer flows like water. Symbol
holiday is the clover, which the people of March 17 put in a buttonhole,
after all, it was with the help of three-leaf clover that Patrick explained to them about
понятии Святой Троицы: «how три листа растут от одного стебля, так
and our Lord is one in three persons. ”St. Patrick’s Day exists and
pagan shades. And they are connected with the mythical
shoemakers – leprechauns who own gold and
guarding him. But if a man manages to catch this creature, then
Leprechaun must tell him about the whereabouts of the valuable pot.
And the essential attributes of the solemn evening parade are
extravagant robes, various brass bands playing
traditional bagpipes, and, of course, fun festive
Forgiveness Sunday (date for 2013)
Forgiveness Sunday is the day ending Maslenitsa week with
her fun festivities and lush pancakes. In forgiveness sunday
it is customary to ask each other for forgiveness for all offenses and transgressions.
Many do not realize the significance of the holiday and do not understand its meaning. BUT
the meaning lies in the fact that believing peasants could enter into
Great post, starting from Monday, with a pure soul,
reconciled with relatives, friends and other close people.
In Russia, this tradition was performed by everyone and with a pleasant commitment.
Before sunset the Orthodox went from house to house and with the bowed
head asking for forgiveness of others, especially those who caused
any inconvenience. At the same time waited for the absolution of “sins.”
The forgiveness ritual was usually accompanied by affectionate embrace and
friendly kisses on the mouth. BUT на фразу «Прости меня» отвечали —
�”The Lord will forgive me and forgive me …”. Well, how can you resist? Also
On this day, the peasants visited the cemetery, left pancakes on
the graves of the dead and prayed for the repose of their souls.
St. Gerasim’s Day
On March 17, the church remembers Rev. Gerasim of Jordan.
Born a saint in the city of Lykia, as a young man he left the habitual
life and devoted himself to God. In the Desert, Gerasim built a temple,
who served as a monk. For the brethren, the prior became real
example of worldly renunciation, self-sacrifice and strict
abstinence. Later, the monk founded the monastery. Associated with Gerasim
one old legend saying that he was able to heal in the desert
mortally wounded lion. In gratitude to the elder, the lion served him until
death itself. Therefore, the people of St. Gerasimus consider
patron of animals.
March 17 in the national calendar
On the day of Gerasim Jordan, as peasants had noticed in the old days,
rooks return home. Observant old men brought one
regularity: if the rooks, upon returning, are immediately taken for
the repair of housing, the spring is expected to be warm and welcoming; if
the birds have long been sitting on nests without “work” – the cold is still long
will not retreat. At Gerasim, good housewives baked cookies and pies in
form of rooks and treated with the cooking of local kids. Besides people
believed that these birds had the ability to exorcise
evil spirits. There were also their signs on this day. For example,
seeing the playing rooks was a good omen,
testifying to family well-being.
Historical events of March 17
17 марта 1845 год — Стивен Пери получил патент на
Elastic bandage Elastic bandage – a necessary element of each
medical kit The range of its application is very universal. Him
used as a bandage, and as a preventive
some diseases of the limbs, and as a fixation of many
therapeutic as well as cosmetics. March 17, 1845
English physician Stephen Perry patented his invention, and people
first heard about him. The particular difference is the first elastic bandage from
modern did not have. Today, these bandages are divided into two types –
knitted and woven. The latter are the most endurance and
range of application. Knitted bandages wear very quickly and
lose their properties. 17 марта 1961 год —
BUTлександр Второй обнародовал манифест об отмене крепостного
Rights Serfdom that existed before Russia in 1961
confirmed the complete dependence of the peasants on the landowners. Dependent
people could not voluntarily leave land. Those,
those who tried to escape were forcibly returned and punished. Peasants
were deprived of all rights to land and real estate. BUT 1961 год стал
для них переломным, благодаря манифесту императора BUTлександра
The second (later he was called the Liberator). The main reason
pushed the ruler to this step, it became a protracted crisis in
fortress system. The Crimean War also poured oil on fire,
which is intensified unrest among the peasantry. The manifesto was signed
March 3, and promulgated on March 17. Despite the crucial statement,
the day passed quietly for both the landlords and the peasants.
17 марта 1950 год — Выведен радиоактивный элемент
CaliforniaNew radioactive element was removed in the laboratory
Berkeley University (California) by artificial means.
He was assigned the atomic number ninety-eight, in modern
periodic system, it is listed as a symbol of Cf. �”Fuel” for
California became Plutonium, which was irradiated for a long time
nuclear reactor. In the modern world, literally registered
a few grams of radioactive California existing in two
polymorphic modifications. According to experts, one gram of this
substances cost about six and a half million dollars.
California is perhaps the most expensive item in the world.
Its main use is to manufacture sensitive and
extremely powerful neutron sources, mainly
used in medicine.
March 17 were born
– Курт Рассел (родился в 1951 году) — американский
actor, producer and screenwriter. Spectators remember him as a hero
many “cool” action movies and science fiction films. Among them
the most famous are: “Male season”, “Best times”, “Tango and
Cash “,” Big Trouble in Little China “,” Stargate “,
«Высший пилотаж» и другие.- Михаил Врубель
(born in 1856) – a brilliant Russian artist. In their
In his works, he revealed the problems of human existence, the inner
spiritual life, as well as the moral and philosophical aspects of good and evil;
often turned to the romance of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
– Дмитрий BUTстрахан (родился в 1957 году) —
Soviet, Russian theater and film director, Russian activist
art. Honored Artist of the Russian Federation. In the director’s arsenal
dozens of motion pictures (“Everything will be fine”, “Waiting Room”,
«Перекресток» и др.).- Рудольф Нуриев (родился в
1938) – British and Soviet ballet dancer, an outstanding
choreographer, talented dancer.
Name Day March 17
Патрик, Иосиф, BUTлександр, BUTкакий, Георгий, Василий, Вячеслав,
Gerasim, Daniel, Gregory, Joseph, Kodrat, Pavel, Julia, Juliana,
Ulyana and Yakov.