Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary or Nativity of Mary is celebrated each year on September 8 and is the 3rd celebration in honor of the mother of God. It is one of the greatest feasts of the Orthodox Church and has been celebrated since ancient times. On this day, we celebrate the birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary. She is considered to be the patroness of the lonely and abandoned people and a protector of the orphans.
Traditionally, on this day housekeepers must not sew and weave so that their children are healthy. In the morning, they knead a big loaf of bread. On the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary women bring gifts to the church - towels, aprons, socks, etc. and place them under the icon of Virgin Mary, which is laden with flowers. On this day, each newlywed woman that still does not have a child goes to a monastery or a church named after the Blessed Virgin Mary and makes a sacrificial offering.