In Murom and other Russian cities the Day of family, love and fidelity in 2021 will be celebrated at the local and Federal level. A holiday dedicated to family ties, every year is gaining popularity among the population of different age. The city authorities usually organize concerts and other entertainment events.
Russian holiday dedicated to the memory of saints Peter and Fevronia, who veins in the thirteenth century and had an exemplary family. He has a fixed date that does not change from year to year.
In 2021, the Day of family, love and fidelity will be celebrated traditionally on July 8. Officially it refers to the output. Because in 2021 8 July falls on a Wednesday, it will be a normal working day.
The day of commemoration of the saints was not chosen randomly. The fact that on 8 July (old calendar – June 25) beloved Peter and Fevronia died. And although they both bequeathed to bury them in one coffin, will the dead broke. Put them separately, but by night a miracle occurred, and they were together.
The history of these saints is more like a story or a legend. The Prince of Murom had fallen ill with leprosy. His whole body was covered with welts, but at night he had a prophetic dream. It said that in delivering his simple peasant girl, the daughter of a beekeeper by the name of Fevronia living near Murom. The Prince went in search of the girls, and indeed found a young healer in a small village. She is well versed in medicinal herbs and possessed an incredible gift.
Fevronia agreed to help the Prince, but only if he marries her. Peter agreed to her terms, and after recovery he kept his word. Nobles long time did not recognize the peasant Princess, but she managed to gain them for his kindness and generosity. Peter and Fevronia much the loved each other, and therefore had never been separated. They became an example of the perfect family. Canonized them in the Church Council in 1547.
The story of the holiday
In Soviet times the memory of saints were not honored due to existing prohibitions. In the 90-ies of the Church tradition began to revive. In 2000-ies mayor Moore suggested to combine the city Day celebration with the commemoration of Peter and Fevronia. This has contributed to the completion of the restoration of local churches.
Later, the local authorities offered to do the July 8 all-Russian day of marital fidelity and family happiness in the memory of living in Murom princes. The holiday should be an alternative to Valentine’s Day. In the city in every way popularized, and in 2008 it was approved at the Federal level by the deputies of the state Duma.
Now the Day of family, love and fidelity is celebrated not only in large cities but also small villages, towns. Tradition of respect of the relationship between husband and wife picked up and in other States – Ukraine, Belarus, France, great Britain, Bulgaria and Germany.
Traditions and customs
The main celebrations dedicated to the Day family, held in Murom. Traditionally, the city organized the gala concert with participation of famous stars of show business, I invite politicians and other dignitaries. In other localities also arrange concert programs for families, hold festivals, fairs, master classes. Be sure to consider entertainment for children. In many cities the celebration ends with fireworks, which start from the main square.
Interesting! The wild flower Daisy. He is the embodiment of love and loyalty, reliability. It symbolizes sincerity of feelings. In this regard, it is customary to give bouquets of daisies to weave these flowers into wreaths, and also to give postcards with their image.
It became a tradition to marry on the day of the family. It is believed that couples who get married on this holiday, you will be able to live a long and happy life together as princes Peter and Fevronia. Their relationship will be pure and sincere and they will be faithful to your significant other, whatever was their fate. Many couples not only choose to marry, but go for this Moore. In this regard, the registry offices operate in the city longer than usual and no lunch. If the couple plans to marry, the Church will have to move, since the festival falls on the fast of the apostles, and therefore, wedding priests are not carried out.
Increasingly hostess in that day lay a festive table for his household. If your city is not having a party, to organize cultural program you can own. It is best to spend time with family. You can go to the cinema or theatre, to sit in a cafe or out in nature.