The holiday is dedicated to the prophet Ilya. Also this day is revered by the Slavs as a holiday of the ancient god of thunder of Perun.
This is the day of warriors and farmers. By this day, you already need to finish harvesting hay and harvesting. In addition, this is the feast of Perun - this is the beginning of the preparation of fields for the planting of winter crops.
Perun is the patron of warriors, this is a holiday for the defenders and rulers of the people. On this day, men's competitions are held in strength, dexterity and martial arts.
In the evening, at the fire, men drink beer and Russian drink - kvass, the dishes prefer beef, lamb and cottage cheese.
Start from this day the cold air begins to envelop the earth, the reservoirs are covered with duckweed, the first yellow leaves are seen on the birches. This day is considered the closure of the swimming season. "Ilya came, autumn says: Here I am!"