Old Slavic holiday approaching autumn. On this holiday it is customary to celebrate a housewarming, firing of a new fire, rites of tonsure, burial of flies and traditions about sparrows.
Kindling a fire. In Semenov Day, the whole fire was extinguished in the house. They left only the flame of the icon-lamp for the icons. From this fire in the morning a new fire was kindled, which symbolized the beginning of the next cycle of the elements of fire. There was an update, attracting happiness and prosperity to the house.
The tradition of burying flies is an ancient custom, meaning farewell to the summer. Sweeping the flies out of the house meant getting rid of quarrels and domestic turmoil.
Semenov Day begins Indian summer. Since that day, no longer mow the grass. On this day it is not accepted to work in the field, and at night before the beginning of the cold spirits are recounted sparrows, which need to survive the snowy winter.
Semyonov's day is also associated with the ancient custom of Tonsure. To dedicate men to boys who reached the age of three, a small curl of hair was cut out at the top of their head. The godfather puts the child on his horse and holds it, holding the horse by the bridle. From this moment on, the child is considered the future warrior and father of the family, his education is mainly occupied by men.