The day of Peter and Fevronia - Orthodox holiday, since 2008 restored in Russia on an official level as the "Day of family, love and fidelity". Celebrated on 8 July.
The idea to revive the ancient tradition of celebrating the Day of Peter and Fevronia occurred among residents of the city of Murom, where in the thirteenth century reigned Holy spouses Peter and Fevronia, they were a sample of marital love and fidelity, lived happily ever after and died in one day (this well-known phrase it is about them). In Murom on the territory of the Holy Trinity convent lie the relics of saints Peter and Fevronia, who has helped many believers find their true love, to create and maintain a family, have children before that childless couples. In the monastery even carry the book in which to record cases of miraculous healing.
The initiative of the inhabitants of Murom on the establishment of the July 8, the feast Day of St. Peter and Fevronia was unanimously approved March 26, 2008 in the Council of Federation of Russia. The idea of celebrating the Day of family, love and fidelity supported all traditional Russian religious denominations. The symbol of the all-Russian Day of family, love and fidelity was Daisy, and the center of the celebration, of course, the city of Murom.
Peter and Fevronia of Orthodox patrons of marriage and family, whose marriage is considered to be a model of Christian marriage.
Saints canonized by the Russian Orthodox Church in 1547. Soon after the canonization was made known "the Tale of Peter and Fevronia of Murom". In Russia, a holiday in honor of saints Peter and Fevronia of Murom, symbolizing marital love and fidelity in Russian culture since ancient times and was considered in Russia patrons of family and marriage, was very widely celebrated. On this day it was customary to visit the temples, where the young people in your prayers asked for love, and older people about family harmony. The day of Peter and Fevronia was considered a happy marriage.
One of the main initiators of the revival and popularization of this holiday is the wife of Dmitry Medvedev, Svetlana. She also had the idea of chamomile as a symbol of the holiday.
A celebration of Peter and Fevronia often oppose the celebration of the Western origin of Valentine's day.