This holiday is dedicated to the Theotokos (Holy Mother of God). It is believed that she covers the ground with snow, as her kerchief. On this day it is customary to feed and treat animals and feed birds with bread.
On the day of the Intercession it is customary to have fun and smile at all. To save children from disease, on this day they are taken out of the threshold and poured water from a large sieve.
Everyone who comes into the house should be served with delicious pancakes. Women are accepted for needlework: embroider, spin and sew. They sing songs and laugh a lot.
This holiday is baked special «Pokrovsky loaf». We need to feed them their loved ones, friends and neighbors, and keep the remains and crumbs until the Great Lent.
And, of course, on this day everyone is asking the Mother of God for the protection and prosperity of the family.