Day of Family, Love and Fidelity
July 8th Russians celebrate Day of Family, Love and Fidelity or day Peter and Fevronia.
This holiday has been celebrated recently in the Russian Federation. So, in 2008 Muroma youth proposed to introduce a new family holiday. The initiative was supported by the State Duma and the Federation Council.
It is expected that the main celebrations will be held today in Murom, where living saints Peter and Fevronia, the history of which formed the basis of the holiday.
As the old Russian chronicle, daughter beekeeper from the village in Ryazan Fevronija cured from the disease Murom Prince Peter, after which they fell in love and got married. According to legend, they died on the same day - 8 July (New Style), 1228.
This year, the medal "For Love and Loyalty" will receive about 400 couples have been married for 25 years or more, according to TASS.