April 1. Nameday Brownie

 
April 1

Everyone knows that April 1 do not trust anyone. However, where did this saying? Any under a proverb has some basis. Proposed in order to find out is to dive into the past, because this is where we find the roots of many sayings and narrations.

The history of our pagan ancestors have deep pagan roots, responses of which we can observe today. All in the same sayings, proverbs, superstitions and beliefs. April first our ancestors celebrated another interesting holiday.

This is the day of awakening houses. The ancient Slavs believed that in the winter, he, like many animals, and spirits, hibernate and wake up only occasionally to do the necessary work on the house. Sleeping house exactly to the time when it's spring fully come into its own. And she came, according to the ancestors at all in March and in April.

More precisely, the arrival of spring was marked by the spring equinox on March 22 and all subsequent days until the April 1 meeting were the days of spring. The first number, the spring came once and for all and the main guardian spirit hearth — house, had to wake up to a clean house.

As you know, when we had a long sleep, and then wake up to the call of our alarm, husband or mother, it is often, unhappy with this. We yawn and grumble why we woke up so early. Small children do begin to act up. And our house is sometimes the habits of the child, and after a long slumber wakes up is not very joyful. And then he starts to misbehave and sometimes rowdy. Then the remainder of the flour sacks vysyplet, the manes of horses confuse, cow scare, stained underwear.

Of course, our distant ancestor was trying to coax disaffected brownie porridge, milk and bread, but as you know, the bread must be accompanied and spectacle. Such a spectacle to awaken the spirit became widespread celebrations, jokes, laughter, people in the house, who played each other all day. In addition, to make it more fun houses, as well as all others, the occupants wearing clothes inside out, like the spirit of ancestors, which, as you know, is his fur vest seamy. On his feet were certainly flaunt different socks or shoes, and in the conversation all tried to deceive each other or make a joke, to host house-father had forgotten that he had just woken up.

Over time, about the beginning of spring, and the first of April cajoling brownie forgotten, but the tradition of joke, play and cheat on this day, remained. Some of the Slavic community celebrated Holiday Brownie March 30.

Nameday Brownie

How to organize yourself and holiday homes


1. Treat

Leave it on the stove or in the yard of a full bowl of cereal or other foods that you eat themselves, saying, "Master, master, Take care."

2. Gifts

Throw a plate or put under it a coin or a bright rag to help house "home richer."

3. Congratulations

Brownie to congratulate, as they say, "default": the house will be quieter, so he was pleased. So talk to each other should be as small as possible, if you want to say something to each other, do it quietly and gently.

Legend of the demoted angel

According to ancient legend, God demoted angels who dared to penetrate the secret of his greatness, and drove them out of heaven, "defined for all time watch water, forests and mountains." Who at the time of punishment in the house, became houses in the mountains — mountain spirit in the woods — Treefolk. According to experts on Russian customs and superstitions, house "represents the spirit of the wingless, disembodied and humble, who lives in every house, in every family." Of Satan is different because it does not do evil, but only jokes sometimes, and even provides services beloved masters. If house-live well, he acquires a wife — domovichihoy and child — domovenka. And all their family together helps people keep house, take care of pets, protect property from damage, theft, and other ills. If this kind spirit remains a bachelor, then boredom can often make mischief.

Pranks spirit

Brownie favorite pastime — "Hide and Seek." He hides the desired item and having fun watching your desperate search. That loss was found, to say: "Brownie, Brownie, stop joking with me. Thing took, played — put in place. " If the good spirit of your home naughty too often, then it's really lonely. In this case, when the next "hide and seek" suggest to him that you will not mind his marriage. To do this, tie a handkerchief any except the nose, around the legs of the chair and say, "Brownie, Grandpa, here's girlfriend, take a look at it, the fact that he took, — the faithful." Then everything in your home will improve.

Brownie in the house is always watching the economy, drives away thieves and creates confidence. With a good cup of homes do not fight, do not burn cakes, fires do not occur.

Even in sovermennyh stone buildings house to arrange a pigeonhole. And if before the houses were divided at his residence on Bannikov ovinnikov podvalnikov and others, they are now listed in kuhonnikah even balkonnikah.

It is believed that the winter balkonnikov to take the house. Otherwise, it will disturb the winter hosts, howling and teeth chattering from the cold. For this is necessary to bring into the house a thing from the balcony and left overnight in a room.

Moving to a new location, in any case can not expose "their" houses in the empty house, where better to take it with you. For transportation home "owner" to put on the floor and sneaker
say: "Brownie, get in the sleigh, come with us." And in the new apartment "sleigh" also relies unload.

With foreign household is better not to quarrel. To get a better sleep in a new place to sleep, it is recommended to say: "Master, master, let me go to sleep." Otherwise rude guest house will not give sleep.

How to make friends with the home

There has long been spent "scheme", how can appease your "host" to win his friendship and support. To do this:

— put under the stove, and now, therefore, under the stove, a coin;

— on the table need to organize a treat: porridge, white roll, jam, sugar, and salt;

— attach the window for fun brownie pack of cards, colorful patches, shiny buttons or beads;

— so as not to scare off house-the kitchen in the morning to go to impossible in any case.

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