What a day
International Day of Animal Sterilization (Spay Day) is conducted by the authoritative international organization Humane Society International. This charitable public organization has existed since 1954 and has more than a million members. Throughout February, every year in the world there are various events dedicated to this day and aimed at promoting sterilization. The main task set by the organizers is to form a civilized attitude to the problem of regulating the number of domestic animals.
Every year on February 23 in the United States is celebrated Banana bread day. The first bananas appeared in the United States in the 1870s, and they quickly became one of the most popular fruits on the market. Shortly afterwards, bananas began to appear in various desserts, including banana bread. Historians suggest that clever and creative housewives in the 1930s created a recipe so as not to waste in vain overripe bananas. It is worth noting that the more ripe bananas, the better the taste of banana bread, so it turned out very tasty and original creation.
What an Orthodox holiday
According to the religious calendar, today, February 23, the faithful honor the memory of the monk of the Pechersk Monastery – Prokhor Lobodnyk, revered among the monks. The saint led an ascetic life. He did not eat ordinary bread, but gathered quinoa, which he personally ground into flour and made bread from it. He did not eat vegetables or drink anything but water.
Later, when, as a result of disputes between Prince Sviatopolk Izyaslavych and Volyn Prince David Ihorovych, Carpathian salt ran out in Kyiv, Rev. Prokhor began to turn ashes into salt and give it to the poor and needy. Sviatopolk, instigated by moneylenders, decided to take away from the monastery all the salt made in this way, but the selected salt again turned to ashes. After that, the prince repented of his sins and reconciled with the monk. Since then, Sviatopolk constantly addressed the Reverend Prochor with requests for prayer, and when the saint died, he personally buried him in the Near Caves, not far from the Reverend Anthony. The relics of the saint are contained there to this day.
What are the traditions for the holiday
Every day you feel the approach of spring. The people said: “Winter saw Prokhorov and sighed loudly.” On Prokhorov, a significant increase in the length of the day was already noticeable.
It was believed that on February 23 it was necessary to pray also to St. Harlampius in order to receive protection from death without repentance – this was the most terrible death for a Christian, because only a repentant soul can go to heaven.
It was believed that if a person suddenly drowned, fell or got lost in the woods on February 23, it is said that it is a forester brawling. According to the signs, such a person must have committed some sin, because neither the woodsman nor the waterman must touch the righteous.
Name day: Valentina, Anna, Galina, Prokhir, Simon, Anton, Arkady, Isabella, Polycarp, Emily.
What not to do
- At Prokhorov they tried not to eat crayfish, fish and other seafood. It was believed that you could get cancer.
- It is better for men to give up physical work, because nothing will come out.
What can be done on February 23
- If you start treating a chronic disease on February 23, then there is a great chance to get rid of it.
- The case started that day will be successfully completed.
What happened that day
303 – The Roman emperor Diocletian orders the destruction of the Christian church in Nicomedia, which marked the beginning of eight years of Diocletian’s persecution.
532 – Byzantine Emperor Justinian I orders the construction of a new Orthodox basilica in Constantinople – Hagia Sophia.
1455 – the traditional date of publication of the Gutenberg Bible, the first Western book printed in movable type.
1778 – American Revolution: Baron von Steuben arrives in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania to help train the Continental Army.
1821 – Alexander Ypsilanti begins the Greek War of Independence in Iasi, Wallachia.
1833 – A decree is issued by the French Ministry of War stating that “atta officers of the General Staff may be attached (in French – attache) to embassies for diplomatic purposes.” The beginning of the institution of military attaches as the basis of military diplomacy.
1863 – British travelers announce the discovery of the sources of the Nile.
1874 – British Major Walter Wingfield patents a new outdoor game now known as tennis.
1918 – The newly formed Communist Army (hereinafter RSCA) suffers its first crushing defeat at the hands of the Kaiser. Later there was a legend about the victory over the Germans, which linked this victory with the establishment of the Day of the Soviet Army.
1934 – Leopold III becomes King of Belgium.
1944 – The deportation of the Chechen people begins.
2010 – Unidentified criminals pour more than 2.5 million liters of diesel and other hydrocarbons into the Lambro River in northern Italy, leading to an environmental disaster.
2012 – A series of attacks in Iraq, killing 83 and injuring more than 250.
Folk signs for February 23
It is believed that from this day the frosts begin to weaken.
Severe frosts at this time are usually at night.
A clear moon in the sky foretells thunderstorms.
Frosty weather – until warm March.
It will be recalled that the stars predict on February 23. Horoscope for all signs
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