President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko congratulated Ukraine with Honey Spas, also named Makoviya, Honey Savior or the Savior of the Honey Feast. Poroshenko published his congratulation on his page in Facebook.
“I wish happiness, peace and God’s blessing to all Ukrainian families,” he wrote.
Prime Minister also congratulated people on the holiday in Facebook:
“Tasty Honey Spas to all! I wish for the well-being, love in families and for peace in Ukraine,” he wrote.
As it was reported earlier Honey Savior Holiday as well as two others – Apple and Nut Spases are celebrated by Ukrainians in August to mark the end of summer. Makoviya is one of the most poetic and most respectful holidays in Ukraine. On this day people bless water, flowers and poppies in the churches. It is common to eat honey on this day. After honey has been blessed at the church, you can eat it. People cook porridge with honey, baking pies, cakes and buns with poppy seeds and honey, making honey kvas. Honey was considered to have mystical and healing powers, which were able to overcome many diseases.