August 26th

Feast Day of Il-matar

The periodic rebirth of the Hindu god Krishna (eighth and principle avatar of Vishnu) is celebrated by his faithful worshipers at midnight services on this date.

In the country of Finland, this is the annual Feast Day of Il-matar (or Luonnotar), known as the Water Mother. According to mythology, she created the Earth out of chaos.

To bring rain, burn fern leaves outside.