August 2: what a holiday today, signs of the day and what not to do

Learn about the most important holidays and events August 2 in history

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August 2 in the national calendar – the day of Elijah

Today, August 2, the 214th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. Before the end of the year there are 151 days. Birthday – Athanasius, Ilya, Kassian, Athanasius, Sawa. International day of the Roma Holocaust, in Ukraine celebrate Day of airborne troops in Macedonia – the Republic Day and the citizens of Guyana freedom Day. Orthodox Christians – the day of Elijah.

“Today,” they write, a birthday is celebrated by Ukrainians on 2 August 2019. In addition, we tell about the most interesting and important events that happened in history on this day, as well as about the main signs on 2 August.

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August 2: what a holiday today and cannot do

August 2 in the national calendar – the day of Elijah, 2019. It was believed that Elijah drove out evil spirits from the sky with their lightning. Evil had settled in the land, hiding under rocks, behind trees or having filled animals. People believed that on 2 August not to bring outside Pets, because they can possess evil spirits or Ilya will induce in the courtyard of lightning and thunder. Elijah ended the swimming season and then began the cold autumn rains. Autumn slowly walked in.

The prophet Elijah, patron of the day, was considered a formidable and mighty ruler of the forces of nature. Ancestors believed that he was traveling across the sky in his chariot, can send lightning to cause the thunder and rain. And people believed that he shoots arrows evil spirits and devils. At the same time thunder and lightning Elijah people were afraid, so were not working in the field and in the garden. Not produced and the livestock because they believed that the August 2 – day will to snakes that can bite the animals.

Also it has long been believed that the 2 August is already autumn. “On Ilya till a dinner summer, after a dinner – autumn”, – they say. This day the water in rivers and lakes is already getting cold, so after Elijah, our ancestors already bathed in them.

Signs on 2 August

  • Rain on Ilya for a good harvest of grain next year.
  • Long thunder is a strong castle.
  • Strawberries after Elijah is impossible – will always want to sleep.
  • On Elijah before lunch summer, afternoon – autumn.
  • To Ilya pop rain will not beg, after Ilyin of day the woman apron will catch up.
  • The prophet Elijah a lamb head on the table.
  • Who fell on this day, in the rain, then stocked up on health for the whole year.

August 2: interesting and important events in the history of

1610 – English Explorer Henry Hudson opened Hudson Bay.

1791 – the first successful test of a parachute.

1887 – American Goji Rowell was invented barbed wire. First, the invention was designed for use in agriculture – it was fenced in the pasture, so the cows couldn’t wander into foreign territory.

1909 – the U.S. army were armed with the first military aircraft built by the Wright brothers.

1917 – the first in the world the plane sat on the deck of the ship that was moving. It was a flying machine “sopvich”, which landed on the ship of the British naval forces.

1930 – paratroopers first landed on the teachings of the Moscow military district.

1933 – took place the opening of the white sea-Baltic canal named after Stalin. The canal linked lake Onega with the White sea.

1941 – on the territory of the Soviet Union became the first Italian troops.

1953 – opening of the children’s railway in Kiev.

2006 – Johannesburg, South Africa, for the first time in 25 years the snow fell.

Who was born August 2,

1820 – Irish physicist who first managed to find an explanation for the blue color of the sky, John Tyndall.

1888 – Ukrainian poet Konstantin Borevi.

1892 – the youngest of the brothers, the founders of kinokompanii Warner Brothers, Jack Warner.

1932 – British actor Peter O’toole.

1934 – the pilot-cosmonaut Valery Bykovsky.

1933 – member of the Maidan self-Defense who was killed during the confrontation on the street Grushevskogo in Kiev, Serhiy Nigoyan.

1952 – French football player Alain Giresse.

1982 – a Ukrainian hockey player Aleksandr Bobkin.

Earlier, we wrote about holidays and celebrations in August 2019 in Ukraine. In addition, the “Today” told when they Rescue in 2019: the exact dates for your favorite summer holidays.

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