Holidays, Traditions and Culture

Healing Water Day – A Slavic Celebration

Healing Water Day

According to the ancient Slavic tradition, on the 19th January, the bright holiday of Vodosvet is celebrated. At this time, the Sun, Earth and the centre of the Galaxy are positioned in such a way that an energy channel opens, which changes the structure of water and everything that is made from it. Open sources of it become healing, or, as they used to say, living. This day was calculated thousands of years ago, the 25th day from the birth of the Sun.

A Slavic Celebration

The Slavs celebrated the holiday on any reservoirs, men cut an ice-hole, and women decorated it with all kinds of ribbons and coloured patches, glorified Mother Voditsa, throwing wheat grains into the hole. According to custom, it is tradition to swim in  water hole, but if you don’t have enough courage, you can draw living water and pour yourself in warmth. After everyone has bathed, they all get together and continue the holiday with tea and wishing each other good health.

Possessing magical powers, water on this day, to everyone who touches it, bestows health, cleanses and can cure diseases. This fact was also subjected to scientific study, and the conclusion of the scientists was as follows: water collected from open sources on January 19 changes acidity and taste. It has a beneficial effect on the immune system, provides antioxidant protection, improves metabolism, increases blood pressure, and helps heal wounds and burns. Magic? Rather, it is the natural property of water to absorb information, which on this day is poured into the Earth in a powerful stream.

Origins and History

The word “water” itself comes from the word “Veda”, since ancient times people have attributed to it the properties of accumulating and transmitting information, which means that with one touch it can restore or destroy a person’s biofield, depending on its condition. Our ancestors generally paid a lot of attention to water and its healing power, they knew that rain is a sign of fertility and a healthy harvest, they understood that health depends on the quality of water. Even in many fairy tales, water was resurrected and killed, other miracles were performed.

So they celebrated the Waterfall! Those who were not afraid swam, collected water for the sick, washed their children with it and simply left it in reserves, as it was believed that it retains its magical properties for a whole year. Household men filled their home wells with magical snow so that the water in them would be clean and fresh.

It can be seen that the customs of Vodosvet are very reminiscent of the Christian holiday of Epiphany. So it is, with the emergence of Christianity, the name of the holiday was changed, but the essence and traditions were preserved ancient. After all, this is a natural phenomenon, the water in the reservoirs has changed and will change on this very day, regardless of your faith. Under different names, this holiday is celebrated by all the inhabitants of the Earth.

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