On this day: The Orthodox Church celebrates Honey Spas


Honey Spas is the Doctrinal holiday of the first day of the Dormition fasting, which ends on August 27. Russia started consecrating this holiday in the 15th century.

The name Honey Spas comes from the usage of collecting honeycomb during the summer. Peasants also brought pits and vegetables to the church, the first fruits of their summer toil in the addict.

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