What time in Russia it was impossible to get a haircut
In Russia, it has long been believed that you can only get a haircut on certain days. Some periods, according to our ancestors, were not suitable for haircuts. Why?
Many of us due to lack of time are recorded at the hairdresser in the evening hours. But our ancestors tried not to cut their hair in the dark. They believed that if you cut your hair at night looking, when the energy of the day was running out, it could shorten a person’s life or cause trouble. In addition, at night, it was believed that dark forces reign, and the bond of man with his heavenly patrons weakens.
Sundays and holy days
The church teaches that these days should be devoted to rest and prayers, and a haircut is a job. Therefore, in Russia these days are usually not cut. In addition, according to legend, a haircut on such days led to failures in life.
Contrary to popular belief, there is no direct ban on haircuts during posts.However, some days are really not suitable for this event. For example, on Holy Thursday you can get a haircut, but on Good Friday it’s impossible. And after it you can no longer cut your hair until Easter, as well as do housework. In the old days, this rule was strictly followed.
Specific days of the lunar calendar
In Russia, they cut their hair in accordance with the lunar calendar. There were so-called “satanic” lunar days when it was strictly forbidden to cut hair: these are the 9th, 15th, 23rd and 29th days of the lunar month.
If the Russians wanted their hair to grow faster, then they cut their hair on a growing Moon, and if slower, then on a waning. By the way, according to belief, if you cut your hair on a waning moon, your vision deteriorates. In the new moon did not cut - they believed that it shortens life.
They did not cut their hair during periods of solar and lunar eclipses: it was believed that this could lead to health problems, since at this time the body loses its protective properties.
"Female" and "male" days
Women in Russia could have their hair cut only on “women's” days - Wednesday and Friday, for men - on “men's” days (Tuesday and Thursday). Otherwise, you could incur a variety of failures.This sign was connected, apparently, with the belief in patron spirits, who were more active in some days and not in others.
Children up to a year
Children in Russia were not cut until they were one year old — so as not to "cut off the mind." Moreover, the cropped hair was tied up with red thread and stored until adulthood.
Pregnant shorn before the birth is strictly forbidden. They said that by trimming the hair, a pregnant woman deprives herself of vital energy, communication with the divine forces, which can adversely affect her health and the health of the unborn child. A miscarriage could even happen or the baby could be born dead.