Today Orthodox Christians celebrate old style "Assumption of Virgin Mary" religious holiday known as St. Mary.
The Lent ended, and churches will officiate special church services. However, some villages and cities celebrated their day.
Christians celebrate the death and ascension of the Mother of God or Saint Marie as it is called by people.The legend says that before her death, the Virgin fasted, a tradition that Orthodox Christians do till today.
According to popular belief, this day split the hot months of cold ones.
In our country over 123,000 women are called Maria, and nearly 190 are called Maricica. 12 women were recorded as Mary. At the same time, nearly eight thousand men are called Marin.