Babel March 9 in number – are a beautiful spring tradition that comes from the Romans. Find out how old ladies winter and March which is calculated baba yours. And in premiere – see also looks like your baba!
Dochia and 9 coats
Babel March preach the coming of spring, it is said that these days Dochia, who brings winter begins to take down the 9 coats, one for each day, and so each and outside is warmer than winter giving way spring to come.
Babel is a purely Romanian tradition, from 1 until March 9 each elect one day, or rather an old woman, so the weather so day so it is human nature that some say old, others say that as it is time that day and the next year it will be for that man. That is, if the weather is good and the sun shines that man is cheerful and good-hearted or all will go well next year, if the exchange is darker then that is not a good man at heart and is pretty miserable. Also in Romanian tradition says that if it snows or rains that day is a sign of wealth.
How to choose baba spring
The tradition is very old and comes from the Romans.
For an old woman’s choice of method is to choose your everyday between 1 and 9 March at random. Another method is to choose your baba according birthday, the day is between 1 and 9 of any month then and baba will be on the day, for example if someone born on August 6 baba’s will on March 6; if birth date consists of two digits then proceed as follows: for example someone is born on December 23, the day she fall baba is calculated as 2 + 3 = 5, so baba is on March 5.
The first days of March, always changing – are the Babe
Our grandparents knew that the first day of this month are either too cold or too hot. They called these days with changing weather, the days of old women. Where does this habit? Ethnographers say that the myth of “old women” is one of the most important Romanian myth, that of Baba Dochia. There is a belief that Dochia and took its name from the Holy Martyr Eudocia, the Church celebrated on March 1.
If we consider that in the ancient Roman calendar year began on March 1, Dochia appears as the embodiment of old, who is running out and must die. Death Dochiei day 9 March is considered the boundary between warm and cold season. The period between 1 and 9 March is the time in which celebrates its destiny Dochia climbed the mountain, with his flock to die toward rebirth. The appearance of unstable weather in this period is considered to be due to the capricious nature of Baba Dochia.
Legends about Baba Dochia are numerous. One depicts a baba who had a daughter, which afflicted whenever the occasion presented itself. Once, on 1 March, send to wash wool, but anyway, but from black to white do. Nora helps an angel. Gives a white flower and tells her to wash wool. Dochia decide to go with the sheep in the mountains, being convinced that spring had come because her daughter had seen the flower in hand.
She put fur coats nine sheep and mountain climbing. There is either too hot or too cold, the rain and wet coats. Take off one by one for coats, and they remain in the shirt comes frost and freezes. God turned it into a rock, along with sheep, memories remain.
How’s your old lady?
In traditional families when they met feminine personalities often happens that they come into conflict. The “Baba” does not represent an old ugly and evil, but a woman who earn their own authority. For the first days of March had always increased atmospheric instability, pairing each woman with one of the nine days was perceived before accountability and a method for self-education and awareness of their duties in the family. Each of the nine days, depending on weather it brings, revealing the character, strengths and weaknesses each individual woman.
But beyond this game which is part of the holiday season with fixed date, March 1 to 9 – Old Women, symbolized by Dochia, is nothing else than the last battle is between winter and spring. After her death, the days begin to grow and warm weather prevail.
Significance your old woman
1. Your Baba uncertain announced a year full of neprezut. Baba comes with a number of enemies who have to worry.
2. Your Baba announce you a carefree and healthy year. Enjoy your baba,
3. Your Baba is an old woman who hides a mystery. A secret of the year you can change your life for the better forever. Worth to play the lottery this year.
4. Your Baba is an old woman with magical powers. Year promises to be interesting from all points of view. Good luck but beware. It can be double-edged.
5. Your Baba baba is bringing some occasions in the past that you thought lost. Now it’s time to take advantage of them – will not return opportunities.
6. Your Baba baba is a happy and carefree. Year parties and merriment so.
7. Your Baba is gentle and takes care of you this year but have to take care of your health.
8. Baba brings a beautiful year full of achievements. No – so you wanted such a year? Well, there came such a year :)
9. Baba baba this is an old powers … and forgotten. In addition, this is a baba baba notifying you that more than 99 days you’ll be happy.