«Autumn grandfathers» celebrated on November 1-2. It is a day of remembrance of their loved ones, our common Slavic ancestors, ancestors. Grandparents — souls (spirits) ancestors, flown away in Vyry. The deceased said that he «went to the grandparents ‘or’ going out with geezers.» But modern American Halloween (Halloween) — is a unique blend of the Christian celebration of evil spirits and the worship of all the saints, and so besides the temporal part of anything to do with the ancient holiday honoring ancestors is not. Let us consider the representation of our ancestors on the subject.
This is how death and life in the «Book of Veles»:
«We are not afraid of death, because now there’s earthly life, and life is supreme, eternal. And that eternal want to get, because the earth is nothing against it. We are on the ground as the sparks, and those sparks disappear in the darkness, for theirs and we did not ever …
So our glory glory goes to the mother and continues in it until the end of the earth and other lives. It is in our own way with you do not fear death, because we are the descendants of the glorious, and Dazhbog spawned us — our root Cow Zemun (Dazhbog son Ros and Perun, Ros-Guidon daughter of Don, son Mokos Guidon (Dana) and Veles, and Velez Roda son of Svarog and Zemun, also in line with our Slavic astrology Jarilo-Sun enters the constellation Zimun (Heavenly Cow or modern Ursa Minor)). And we Korovichi — and Scythians, Anta, Russ, and Borusiny Surozhtsy. So we’re going to sing in the sky in Svarga siniyu ….
And we know, like a rule there are with us, and Navi are not afraid. Since Nav has no power against us. Therefore, we pray to the gods for help in the work of our martial and techem to battle for the glory of military. Both Perunitsa flies before us, and that gives rugu full of living water of eternal life for our heroes, the swords of the enemy have lost their heads cut off. These deaths do not have, and now they have the same life eternal ….
How to … die, to depart Svarog meadows and there Perunitsa (goddess diva, wife of Perun) saith: «That no one else — Rush (EU) and the proud Greek, and the Vikings, he Slavic famous family, he came here singing mother Swa ( SVA is the oldest Russian-to heaven, one of the names of the goddess Lada) our to your meadows, great Svarog! «And Svarog heaven said,» You go a minute, my son, to the eternal beauty! There you will see his grandfather and a woman. Oh, how they will be happy, fun suddenly see you! To this day, they shed tears, and now they can rejoice in your eternal life until the end! Of the glory you have not listened to, for warriors (soldiers) Yasuni (Light) are other places than the Greeks (here probably meaning the sinners). And they have a different reputation and so go to our Iria and see the beauty of that beautiful, and the trees and meadows with fragrant herbs, and gather the harvest in the fields, barley, wheat, millet, corn bins to Svarog, the benefit of others, as it is in the ground you were in dust and in all diseases and suffering, now Well be peaceful days «…..
And bathed in the dawn walk, climb, with glory, and there we go, for theirs is the Mother Sva (goddess Lada often takes the image of a bird) has wings embracing all, and shines up the holy light to us all of her pen — scarlet, blue, stained, yellow, silver, gold, white, and so shining as the sun-king knows when around Suna (sun) goes. And the glow of beauty to the seventh as the covenant of our gods. So we shall see how immediately cut off our old life from the new, as accurately as cut through the wood in homes ognischanskih ….
And in the night ….. Veles (Slavic god of wisdom, of the souls of the dead at the gates to other worlds) in Svarga is heaven for milk (the Milky Way), and goes to his chambers, and dawn brings us (souls) to the gates of Vyriya . And there, we expect to begin to sing and praise the Veles ever and ever and chorus (the church) to which many lights shine and become lambs (lights) clean ….
And the flowing river of time that my son, spending, and now our ancestors forever. And see his ancestors and mothers who are already in Svarga, and there his cattle graze, and reap his harvest, and the life they have and wait for us. There is not a VCO or the Greeks. Steer, reigned there, and that there are usually true because the Nav (dark Nav-Sunshine) Reveal unclothed below (not in the sense of space, and energy), and it is given Sventovitom and abides for ever so …..
So ….. rechem thank the gods, which are — our fathers, and we — their children. And we will be worthy of their purity solid and our souls — that will never die. And they do not die at the time of death of our bodies. And fallen in battle Perunitsa (Goddess Diva) gave drink living water. And drunk it went to Svarga on a white horse. And there Perunko met him and conducted for the benefit of their palaces. And there it will arrive while the would get a new body, and so lives, enjoying fame and worked for us, now and ever and ever and ever … «
Some features of the celebrations.
All Slavic-Aryan lands there holidays in honor of the dead. After the death made tretiny, Deviatiny, sorochiny and commemoration accompanied Revels. On Memorial Easter holiday (grobki) in Saxony, Lusatia, Bohemia, Silesia and Poland went to the cemetery in the hour of dawn, and there sacrificed dead. Franks also made a similar celebration in memory of the deceased was conducted presentation and singing. Radonitsa called «the navy day», as the dead go according to the Vedic Aryans in the Slavic world Navi. In Russia in the cemetery Radonitsa bring cakes, pies, painted eggs, wine and commemorate a feast of the dead. Then pour on the grave of wine glasses, and leaving the grave 2-3 eggs, peeled and half, and something else or whether the share of the deceased, they leave. Because in the old pageants were given mostly in memory of the deceased hence the name C-to-Moro’s (Ce Morin who praises the dead.)
Holiday memory departed souls «Autumn grandfathers», conducted on November 1-2. The Scots and the Germans at that time lit memorial lights (waiting in ambush), and consider them the lights of peace and tranquility of the dead. In Denmark and Persia at that time, too, indulges in the shadow of the tomb of the deceased bringing wine, honey, oil, eggs, fruits and flowers and made three ZNU (Cognition third god with three-god is responsible for the world Navi). At the funeral feast held the lists (fighting), shows scenes from the life of the deceased, as they fought. In Lithuania and Belarus to the offensive or zadushnogo memorial for the dead of the day preparing a whole junket there make a table with various food and drink and cause the soul of the dead, sparking wine and flax, and judged by the color of the flame on the phenomenon of shower saying: «What potrebuesh darling to to go to heaven? «Sometimes banquet hosted not in the cemetery, and then home at the end of his master takes a towel and put him to an open window puts a glass of wine or a glass of water and puts a piece of meat, and the leaves for the night.
Celebrating «Autumn grandfathers» in Belarus
Failure to follow custom and remember to leave food for Santa, considered custodians kind, can cause all sorts of trouble and frustration. «We can not celebrate the grandparents — said Belarusians — once not to score — and already you have cattle had died.»
With the Christianization of the rituals of remembrance Ancestors become SATURDAY (up to six times a year), and as such still exist. Demetrius Saturday — note in the third week after the Veil. Remembrance ceremonies are held several times a year. Ceremony set for each time period of 10-14 days, during which it should be, but the ceremony is always held on a Saturday.
Belarusians Vosenskiya Dziady still hold a «no tears» — a celebration of family, home, it is obligatory presence in the house the whole family. Only in some western regions of Belarus there are cases where people went to visit ancestors themselves in the cemetery. This spring, in Radunica taken to the cemetery to visit the dead, and the ancestors Dzyady invited to his home to entertain and thank for the help and protection.
Before Dziady purely cleaned, washed in the bath, which left a bucket of clean water, and a new broom for the souls of their ancestors. Women prepare various dishes on the table was considered mandatory presence of meat dishes, as well as hot, «the steam going.» Before dinner in the house open all the doors to the souls of their ancestors were free to come and sit down at the table. The owner lit a candle and invite all the ancestors for dinner. The number of dishes on the table could be different, but always odd and not less than five. Piercing-cutting items on the table should not be — eat with a spoon, from time to time left on the table to ancestors can use them. Each dish was served in pairs (if 7-course, the 14 plates). Thus balanced situation where not to be offended neither alive nor dead.
Funeral feast usually begins with the ritual meals, and before you proceed to the next dish, part of it set aside for a special dish for the spirits, which is usually placed on the windowsill.
A solemn memorial dinner lasted a long time, everyone was kept. Remembered best in their deceased relatives, those actions, which boasts more than one generation of this kind.
During the gala dinner was allowed to speak only of grandparents — their lives, individual cases and character traits, remembered their words and teachings, wisdom and good deeds. Began the conversation by talking about the oldest and most famous ancestor, and remembrance of the dead ended recently.
So did every year, phasing the information to children and grandchildren.
On Dziady every peasant family generously endowed beggars who walked through the village.
In the 1990’s. Grandparents autumn to mark the November 2, for a time became the official holiday.
Today, despite the fact that the day November 2 again declared workers fall Grandparents widely prevail among rural and urban residents.
The name of the holiday in other Slavic peoples.
Ukraine: Didova Subota, Belarus: Dziady, Lithuania: Ilges; Latvia: Velines (ceremony in honor of the goddess of eternity Vellony) Denmark: Sialuda