Closing of Swarga (Vyriy) (27/09)

The Slavs believed that on this day the goddess Zhiva, the personification of fruitful power, youth, the beauty of all nature and man, that is, spring, leaves the Earth, and Frost and Winter gradually enter into their possessions.

Harvesting ends - people thank Zhiva for not letting me die of hunger, but sending fertility to Earth. The Spirits of the Ancestors do not descend to earth from this day.

Birds fly to warmer climes - the Slavs believed that they fly to the upper world, where the souls of the dead live. People turn to flying birds with a request to bring news from the living to the dead.