Today Ukraine celebrates the last and Third Spas or the Bread Savior Day. It can be also called Nut Spas, Autumn or Cold Spas. People usually mark it on August 29.
This day, people usually finished the reaping and gathered the ripen forest nuts. Also, people harvested apples as it was believed that this fruit gathered during Autumn Spas should be nutritious and will be stored for a long time.
People also blessed nuts in the church and the main dishes were made from them and bread baked of the new harvest grain. Particularly, people served the loaf, nuts, honey, apples, pies with nuts and so on.
Also, the fairs were organized on Third Spas as there was a believing that it is a good day for the trade. Usually, people sold canvas and fabric and the buyers were obliged to choose something to not be short of money.
On this holiday, people used to do a fortune-telling. Particularly, the young women red fortune on nuts and got to know their fate. They had to eat the first plucked nut and define its taste. If it is sweet, then their love affairs would be successful, if it is bitter the disappointment was waiting for them.