Day of Apples in Russia

Today is the “Saviour of the Apple Feast Day” in the FSU.

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This markets the official beginning of autumn. Also it is the day marking the Transfiguration of Christ on Mount Tabor. Today lots of folk will take apples (and grapes) to church to be blessed as the priest walks by and sprinkles everyone and everything with holy water.

19 August

Traditional medicine:
– Green apples improve the health of teeth and eyes.

– Red apples prevent memory loss.

– Yellow apples aid the immune system.