Blacksmith Day in Belarus (14/11)

On November 14, Belarus celebrates the national holiday of Kuzma, the patron saint of blacksmiths. Therefore, this day is also called the professional holiday of these craftsmen - the Blacksmith's Day.

Blacksmithing is one of the oldest and most respected crafts. Blacksmiths have long been respected and honored by the people. Becoming a blacksmith is not as easy as it seems. Studying today takes a sufficient amount of time, and once upon a time, the blacksmith's business was studied from 3 to 10 years.

The smithy usually stood on the side of the village, and the merry clanking of iron was always heard from there - the blacksmith was working. Shoes horses, melts sickles and scythes, knives and scissors. Among the people, the blacksmith was considered a hero, in whose hands iron and fire become obedient. Not everyone is able to pacify such elements.