Today you can not scold, be offended, slander, envy.
What happened on this day:
Today the Orthodox Church honors the memory of St. Gerasim of Jordan. All his life he preached an unshakable faith in Christ, prayed a lot, often refused food and worked. In the Jordanian desert he built a monastery, where he introduced a monastic charter. He had the gift of foresight. The story of how Gerasim tamed a wild lion, having cured the beast from wounds, is world famous.
The world celebrates Sleep Day on March 17th.
What not to do on March 17:
refuse to help wear new shoes swear, raise your voice break the fast
Folk signs and beliefs:
To see a rook – the year will be lucky
Warm and sunny weather – to a rich harvest
It’s raining – the summer will be dry
A bird knocked on the window – in good news
The pet sleeps all day – it will get colder soon
1847 – Fedor Volk – Ukrainian anthropologist, archaeologist, ethnographer
1856 – Mikhail Vrubel – Ukrainian artist
1951 – Kurt Russell – American film actor, producer and screenwriter
1941 – Bernardo Bertolucci, Italian film director, playwright and poet
Angel Day is celebrated:
Alexander, Vasily, Vyacheslav, George, Gregory, Daniel, Pavel, Ulyana, Yakov
Also on this day:
1816 – The steamer Eliza became the first steamer to cross the English Channel.
1825 – The creation of the Dominican Republic was proclaimed in the Spanish part of the island of Santo Domingo.
1845 – Englishman Stephen Perry patents rubber band
1861 – Alexander II’s manifesto on the abolition of serfdom was published
1861 – Kingdom of Italy proclaimed
1898 – The classic Neapolitan song “O Sole Mio!” is published.
1960 – multi-colored felt-tip pens went on sale in Japan
1969 – Golda Meir is elected Prime Minister of Israel
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