Folk Calendar Of August
Folk Calendar Of August

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"Golden fields,

Smoothness and shine of lakes, Bright bays, Endless

space …"

(I. Nikitin)


August is often called the "sunset of summer", in the old days the peasants used to say: in August "summer is jumping towards autumn". Summer heat subsides and disappears imperceptibly, but rains and cool evenings remind us more and more persistently that autumn is not far off, and cold weather is approaching. Autumn coloring of leaves serves as a harbinger of close leaf fall, but this process is long: in linden it begins around August 20 and lasts almost a month. Often birch leaves are the first to drop, followed by elm and bird cherry.

Many names are known for this month. In ancient Russia he was nicknamed "the glow", "zornik", "serpen". Among the nicknames among the people, others were often used - "pickle", "gustar", "hospitable", "supply", "soberikha", "stubble", "generous", since "what you collect in August, so you will spend the winter ", because in August there is harvesting, hay making, plowing, and sowing.

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Judge about the coming autumn, they used to say, according to Makrida - the autumn indicator (August 1): "It's wet with Macrida - autumn is wet." Yes, they noted: "if the rain will drizzle in the morning - do not expect good - the whole autumn will be wet"; then there will be no nuts in the forest. Bucket on Macrida - dry autumn. "Makrida outfits autumn, and Anna (August 7) ​​equips winter." The fluff flew from the aspen - follow the aspen boletus.

On Ilya (August 2), they celebrated the turn of nature for autumn ("summer ends"): "Peter and Paul took the day off for an hour, and Ilya the prophet dragged two away, (" the night is long and the water is cold ": they stop swimming). That day the cabbage was covered with pots so that it was white. They judged: the weather will be fine on Ilya before lunchtime, the rest of the summer will be like that, and what the weather is after lunch - such is autumn ("Ilya before lunchtime is summer, and after lunch autumn"). After Ilyin's day, mosquitoes should stop biting.

Mary Magdalene (August 4) - "buttocks", "kissing", "sweetheart" - often had a thunderous day, so they used to try to observe the rule: "do not work in the field, otherwise the storm will kill." Flower bulbs are taken out of the ground on Maria.

Trofim (August 5) is called "insomniac", because the hardest time begins, when "a good owner and a day to work is not enough."

Anna-Kholodnitsa (August 7) ​​was used to judge the coming winter (it was not for nothing that she was also called the "winter indicator"). Cold matinees are not uncommon on this day, then they waited for a cold winter. The people believed: "what is the weather before lunch - such is the winter until December, and after lunch - after December." Ants increase their nests on this day - wait for a cold winter.

Nicolas cabbage (August 9) - cabbage day - cabbage forks curl on this day.

If on Sila (August 12) the day turns out to be cloudy and quiet, do not be afraid of rain: let the work continue without stopping.

Spas the first (August 14), honey, wet; Maccabee - the rose fades, it's time for cold dews. These days, they pinch peas: they break the fast with them (by this time he completely reaches). The harvesting of forest raspberries and bird cherry berries begins. On the first Savior, swallows and swifts fly off, the cranes begin to fly away.

The last 2-3 weeks of August were nicknamed "Spasovki". What Stepan Senoval is (August 15), so is September.

What is Avdotya - Senogneika (August 17), so is November. Rain on this day - all the hay will rot. Garlic and onions are removed, cucumbers are picked.

What is Evstigney - Zhitnyak (August 18), such is December. On this day, bundles of bulbs are hung around the rooms to purify the air. They are in a hurry to harvest the onions, otherwise the turnip will not have time to dry.

What is the second Savior (August 19) ("apple"), such is January. This day is considered as a meeting of autumn, nicknamed "autumn". Until the second Savior, they did not eat fruits, except for cucumbers, but now, behold, they pick the first apples, consecrate them and honey.

On Lawrence (August 23) "look at the water at noon: if it is quiet, then the autumn is calm, and in winter it should be calm, without blizzards." Cranes will fly on this day, then by mid-October frost will hit, no - "winter will start later."

On the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (August 28), the swallows fly off. The first day of the young "Indian summer" (before September 11): "from the Assumption, the sun falls asleep."

By the time of the Third Savior (August 29), nuts and bread ripen, therefore it is sometimes called "nut" and "bread". But they remembered: a lot of nuts - a lean year, for a long time squirrels stock up on nuts - by a harsh winter. "Swallows fly off three times - three Spas". If the cranes fly away by this day, then it will be frosty on Pokrov.

On Flora and Lavra (August 31), they examine the roots of the wormwood: the shoots will turn out to be thick, which means that the next year will be fruitful.

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Nature suggests other signs:

  • A spider weaves a web vigorously - to dry weather, a rooster sings in the evening - to a change in weather, chickens bathe in the ground - to wet bad weather.
  • The dog is lying on the ground, eats little, sleeps a lot - expect rain.
  • On a cloudy day, the sun shone brightly before sunset - to prolonged bad weather, and if it was pale, to the wind from the west.
  • Clouds are rare - for clear, cold weather, arranged in stripes - for rain.
  • Evening fog spreads over the ground - portends good weather.
  • The yellow leaf appeared on the trees earlier than usual - by early autumn.
  • On the bulbs, the peel is thin - for a mild winter, thick and rough - for a harsh one.
  • By a hard and snowy winter, an abundance of nuts and an absence of mushrooms.
  • One of the brightest signs of August is mountain ash: a lot of berries - by the red autumn, but their abundance - by the cold winter.
  • A lot of mosquitoes - prepare a lot of baskets (for mushrooms), a lot of midges - cook more baskets (for berries).
  • If mosquitoes bite especially in the evening, it will rain at night.
  • Mosquitoes huddle ("swarm") at sunset - wait for warmth and a bucket, and buzz - for the rain.
  • Ants build large anthills - winter will be long and harsh.

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