On January 17, the Cathedral of 70 Apostles will be held in the Orthodox Church, the Orthodox also honor the memory of the Monk Martyr Zosima.
Among the people, Zosima the bee-keeper is considered the patron saint of beekeepers. They prayed to him for a good honey harvest in the new year. It was believed that if it snows on this day, the bees will swarm well.
According to other signs, they tried to find out the weather for the coming days. A cloudless night sky with bright stars foreshadows a frosty day. A bright full moon foreshadows a flood in spring. Clouds are floating low – towards a cold snap. Scarlet dawn – for windy weather.