Weather in May. What will prompt us signs?
A month May which was designated once travny in a national calendar is celebrated by a number of the signs connected with the nature. On these signs built the forecast of a harvest. What our ancestors paid attention to?
Heat or cold?
Warm evening on Yakov (on May 13) too promised on a good harvest. On May 25, - Epifan. Judged it so: Morning of Epifan in a red caftan - to be to hot and droughty summer. And value of weather of the next day was expressed by a saying: “Kolya on Eremey serenely, and cleaning of bread is nice“.
If on May 26 there are mosquitoes, then warming at night days was supposed. This day and was called - Lukerya Komarshchitsa. And if next day, on Sidor, martins fly, then will bring warm; but if morning is cold and cloudy, but will clear up by the evening, then the cucumbers planted this day will yield unsuccessful fruits, and later - on the contrary - very much even good. Therefore - that also called Sidor (Isidor) Ogurechnikom. On May 28 named in the afternoon Pakhom Bokogrey: “Pakhom came - began to smell heat“; “On Pakhom warmly - all summer warm“.
Rain or buckets?
On May 6 spoke of rainy weather too positively: “Egory with water, Nikola with a grass“; “To Yurya the rain - to cattle will be easy year“. About May 7 responded so: “Kolya on Evsey on roads dirt, there will be oats - the prince“. In this regard to Evsey Oats added a nickname eliminate. On May 8 was called as Mark - the Key keeper because was considered that he owns keys from rains. To it addressed requests for strong watering of the earth this day. However if bad weather happens on May 14, on Eremey Zapryagalnik, then can promise further severe winter.
But dozhdichek on St. Nikolay, that is on May 22 on new style, it would be very opportunely: “A rain on Nikolay, wait for a good harvest“; “The God`s favor if the rain will go to Nikola is big“. On May 24 according to a national calendar - Mokey Mokry, and spoke about weather: “On Mokey it is wet - the whole summer is wet“.
Wind or calm?
Warm wind at the star sky was expected and on May 13. Inhabitants situated near Moscow the district were convinced that this presage of summer with thunder-storms and heat, and also a rich harvest. On May 18 was considered as a windy time, - the weather convenient for a grass burning out on fields (“a thin grass from the field!“). On Sidor (on May 27) if blows severko, that and the whole summer will be such is.
Here so. We are always glad to spring heat, the rain can irritate, as well as wind, and our ancestors were wiser: are ready and were glad in the necessary, in their opinion, time, both a bad weather to wait, and to a chill to be glad...