Аugust 19th is Transfiguration feast according Julian calendar
August 19th Christians celebrate Transfiguration Feast according Julian calendar. The Tranfiguration is ranked as one of the Twelve Great Feasts of the Orthodox liturgical calendar.
About a week after His sojourn in Cæsarea Philippi, Jesus took with him Holy Apostles Peter, James and John and led them to a high mountain apart, where He was transfigured before their eyes.
In Ukraine, this holiday is also called the second Savior feast or “Apple” Savior (Yabluchnyj Spas) (“Honey” Savior was celebrated before). Besides apples, on this day faithful bring to the churches other fruits and crops: peas, potatoes, cucumbers, rye, barley, etc. Blessing of grapes and various fruits and vegetables in this day symbolizes prosperity and fertility of all creation in eternal life. For peasants this holiday symbolizes the end of harvest and end of summer.
In Julian calendar, the Transfiguration falls during the Dormition Fast, but in recognition of the feast the fast is relaxed somewhat and the consumption of fish, wine and oil is allowed on this day.
Transfiguration is connected with Jewish feast Sukkot (Feast of Booths, Feast of Tabernacles).