Parent Saturdays. Memorial dates in 2020
The memory of the deceased relatives constantly lives in the hearts of loved ones. For special preservation of memory of the dead in the calendar of Orthodox holidays there are special days in which clerics recommend to pray for the dead.
Parental days or memorial Saturdays are so called since ancient times, when only there was a tradition in the temples to pray for the deceased Christians. Tradition also recommends to visit the cemetery. By the name “parent” it is clear that first people remember the deceased father and mother, and also mention in prayer and other relatives, relatives and friends.
The Orthodox calendar in 2020 has eight parental Saturdays, if you take into account the day of remembrance of the dead soldiers. The first falls on the last Saturday of February and is called the Universal meat and cabbage or Little Shrove Tuesday. Three more dates in March are 14, 21 and 28 March – Saturdays of the second, third and fourth week (week) of the Easter fast. For commemoration of parents Radonitsa which next year falls on on April 28 is intended also.
Traditionally in day commemoration warriors 9 on may can be commemorate and parents, also make this in Trinity Saturday 6 June and Dmitrievskuyu Saturday, falling on 7 November. In each of these dates, except Radonitsa, you can go to the temple and the burial place of the deceased.