Ā«Radonitsa" means spring commemoration of the dead.It was in this period that begins to bloom nature, cajoled living dead, remembering them, tried to undress the dead joy of the resurrection.Radonitsa urges the faithful not to worry and not to cry because of the death of relatives, on the contrary, rejoice in their rebirth to a new eternal life.This holiday recognized by the Church, but it has pagan roots, folk.

Orthodox Tradition



this day people visit churches and temples, as well as listen to the funeral service.In addition, the custom to bring treats to commemorate the dead in the house of relatives in the working team or near the grave of the deceased.The temple is also made to bring treats (cookies, candy), which, after a
memorial service are distributed to the needy, something passed in the orphanages of the church.

Traditionally, parent day, people visit the cemetery to put in a decent view of the graves of their relatives resting.Before coming to the cemetery, it is necessary to perform the following ritual: one of the relatives of the deceased to visit the church to the top of the memorial service, to give a sheet with the name of the deceased.To commemorate the dead at the altar.Also welcome if commemorate this day partake themselves.

traditions of folk and pagan



There is another tradition in Parents' Day: leave food on the grave of the deceased.Some left beside the grave, even a glass of vodka.But this tradition is not Orthodox, and refers to paganism.On this day, it is important to pray for the soul of the deceased, and edible products are recommended to give to the poor, but do not leave them in the cemetery.

Many relatives tend to decorate the graves of their loved ones with artificial flowers.It makes the Church is strongly recommended, as this ritual - the process of deception.Artificial flowers - a symbol of all unreal.Decorating the grave is only natural flowers and it is desirable to have flowers from your own garden.From buying flowers, too, should refrain, correct to give money to the starving.Deceased relatives memory is needed, instead of wasting your meaningless.

visit the grave of a deceased relative, it is necessary to remember his good deeds, called good deeds.It is important to remember all the positive aspects of nature and to converse with the dead.Family memorial dinner - also a good tradition of the parent item.