The Orthodox believers today celebrate one of the 12 main church dates – the Exaltation of the Cross of the Lord. The main services are dedicated to the worship of the Cross, on which Christ was crucified, as a symbol of the victory of good over evil. A strict fast falls on the Exaltation. In a popular way, this day "closes the summer". According to ancient beliefs, snakes are hiding for the winter on this day, so on September 27, our ancestors avoided going to the forest.