Day Ilya Muromets (Avega Perun) - January 1
Ilya Muromets was a native of the village Karacharova that under the city of Moore. At that time there lived in the Finno-Ugric peoples, tribes Moore (known to many of the local Finno-Ugric peoples still hold the faith of their forefathers, and their neighbors - meadow Mari - never were Christians retained the priesthood.)
Because Ilya Muromets was from the tribe of Murom, and says his name - distorted Finnish Ilmarinen. Ilmarinen - is Finnish Perun, the god warrior and blacksmith kovatel. However, in this village to live and people from the Caucasus, Belogorya - Karachai. For his excessive force, for feats Ilya Muromets, who lived in the 12th century, was considered and the Slavs and Finno-Ugric embodiment of Thunder (Finns - Ilmarinen, Slavs Vedic faith - Perun, or elm, Christians - Elijah).
In the Russian legend of Ilya Muromets hero image merged with the image of Perun. In essence, these epics completely preserved texts of the ancient songs of Perun. Those born on this day, people entrust to conduct a fair and just trial. 'If the first day of the year merry (happy), then the year will be as follows (and vice versa). "
On this day, wondering: purified 12 bulbs from the top flakes sprinkled on each bulb on a handful of salt and put them in the oven overnight. At what onion salt povlazhneet per night, this account will be a rainy month. Or removed from the bulbs 12 cups, poured salt in them and put a window on the night of the New Year. As vlazhnela salt or not, the month will be wet, rainy or dry.
On this day, the Russian Orthodox Church also commemorates St. Ilya Muromets, whose relics are buried in the catacombs of the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra. According to Kalnofoyskogo, a monk of the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, who lived in the 17th century, Ilya Muromets lived for 450 years before him, that is, in the 12th century.