Housewarming: the traditions of our ancestors
The housing issue has always been acute in our country. Housewarming is an exciting and joyful event for every family. It's so nice to move into a new spacious apartment or house! Also it would be desirable, that the life in new habitation was long and happy, and troubles passed by. And happy owners of their own square meters with great responsibility prepare for the move, trying to observe all the traditions and rituals.
Housewarming: traditions and signs
Our ancestors very carefully approached the housewarming. Rituals made the process of moving meaningful and spiritual. It was considered a good sign to move to a new house before the full moon. Also, it was possible to move to a new place of residence in the morning or at noon, but not in the evening. It was believed that in the new uninhabited house could be driven by an unclean force, which took away the first who crossed the threshold. Therefore, the courtyard was the first to enter the courtyard, and the cat into the house. The animals had to take the first blow. And in the place where the cat was arranged for the night, put a baby cot. Another thread or rope was thrown over the threshold, and the owner of the house, holding on to it, entered the house, and then all members of the family by seniority.
Housewarming: Traditions and Rites
In the new dwelling it was necessary to bring coals fromthe furnace of the old house, which the landlady had melted the day before. Even in the old house they cooked lunch, and in a new place the food was heated and treated to guests. They treated him to cold meat, dumplings, and at the head of the table were placed a loaf decorated with clusters of Kalina. The meal helped to get comfortable and feel more comfortable in the new place.
Housewarming: traditions with a house
It was very important to bring with them to a new homethe keeper of the home. He guarded not only the house, but all those living in it. To do this, the old broom or bast with food was taken from the old place.
What do they give to their friends for a housewarming party?
In order for new settlers to live happily ever after,give them interior items or dishes. In ancient times a table was considered a good gift. A warm blanket, a carpet with a long nap will be very useful. To wish the owners comfort and warmth, you can give a fireplace, floor lamp or a beautiful chandelier. In order for the harmony and harmony to reign in the new house, present a thing symbolizing the water - it can be an aquarium, a table fountain or a waterfall. A clock is also a good gift. If the funds allow, buy outdoor, if not, you can donate fireplace or any others at your discretion. If Novosel is a lonely man, a wonderful gift will be a cookbook with recipes. If a woman - something that can create comfort, such as a statuette or a vase. And the new house needs a keeper. Present the amulet in the form of a house-guard. If your friends love animals - give them a cat. A housewarming cat is a wonderful gift!
Housewarming: traditions in a new way
We live at a time when ourancestors are gradually disappearing into the past. However, housewarming is celebrated in the same way as in the old days. And it is no coincidence that we are very superstitious about everything that concerns our family and home.