Today Ukraine celebrates religious holiday Savior of the Honey Feast Day. It is marked every August 14, each year. It can be also named Honey Spas, Makoviya, First Spas, Honey Holiday.
Totally, there are three kinds of Spas: Honey Spas, Apple Spas, Nut or Bread Spas. That is why Honey Spas is also called First Spas. It opens the celebration of three important orthodox holidays.
The name of the holiday was not chosen by accident. Usually, in this time all honeycombs are full of honey in the hives and the beekeepers gather it. Later they bring honey to the church and bless it.
Also, people bake honey gingerbread; eat pancakes with poppy and honey, pies, buns and honey rolls this day.
As this holiday also called Makoviya (poppy-day) people also eat different kinds of food with poppy, such as pies, rolls, buns, gingerbread or pancakes with poppy.
Traditionally, it is forbidden to quarrel swear or want to harm anyone during Honey Spas. It is a peaceful holiday aiming for the celebration of the summer's end.