Today you can not start new business and sew or knit.
What happened on this day:
Today, the memory of John the Baptist or John the Baptist is venerated in the Orthodox Church. According to the gospels, John was the closest predecessor of Jesus, who foretold the coming of the Messiah. He lived in the desert as an ascetic, preached and performed sacred immersion to cleanse from sins, which is now called the sacrament of baptism. It was he who washed (baptized) Jesus Christ in the waters of the Jordan River. John was beheaded at the request of the Jewish queen Herodias, her daughter Salome became the conductor of her will.
Also on March 9, Ukraine celebrates the birthday of the great poet Taras Shevchenko.
What not to do on March 9:
start new business; work in the field; sew or knit; eat meat and dairy products, eggs.
Folk signs and beliefs:
today’s weather indicates what April will be like; if there is still snow, then Easter will be cold; wind – to warming; buds on trees – to a hot summer.
Angel Day is celebrated:
1814 – Taras Shevchenko, Ukrainian poet and artist (d.
1874 – Ukrainian émigré artist Sophia Levitskaya;
1886 – Georgy Narbut, Ukrainian artist, graphic artist, creator of the state symbols of the UNR, the first Ukrainian banknotes and postage stamps (1920);
1979 – Oscar Isaac, American actor
Also on this day:
1497 – Nicolaus Copernicus in Bologna makes the first astronomical observations;
1918 – Central Rada of Ukraine returned to Kyiv;
1934 – the publishing house “Rainbow” is founded in Kyiv;
1959 – Barbie doll is shown for the first time at a New York trade fair.
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