The fair in 18,19. and 20.avgust 2011. The first day of fairs will be held downtown in the streets: Metropolitan Michael, 27 March and Aleksa Markišića street. The second day of fairs will be held on the sports field in the village Podina. Otherwise, 19 August is a holiday "Transfiguration" namesake of the mother church in Soko Banja
. Holy Transfiguration Church in Sokobanja. The feast TRANSFIGURATION
The very name of Transfiguration holiday testify truthfully and confirms the fact prehrišćanskog and pagan origin. It is a primordial connection of man and nature, based on the omnipotence of nature over man and man's effort to act on nature and to give herself completely, and that is adapted to their needs and desires. Given the difficult and very limited conditions of the original company, with his first and very poor tools and capabilities of the then small man, it is clear that to achieve the desire for mastery over nature approached the magical and religious practices. It is known that the magic was created in prehistoric times, and in the original community, and many magical operations are transferred to a new era in its many forms, getting a civilization in conflict with new content and new forms. It is a phenomenon that often creates great difficulties in determining its historical and social background, as well as time and place of origin.
Transfiguration is immobile holiday (August 19). With him ends the annual cycle of summer practices and autumn begins. On this day, transformed, or substantially change the nature. Transforms the stones into the water and leaves in the mountains. It is a very sharp turn and the exclusive, much stronger and more powerful than the moon change. Since the days of the Transfiguration and the water in rivers and seas are becoming colder. From this day tabooed swimming in rivers, which means that at the Transfiguration of the swimming season ends. Sometimes, until the Second World War, the taboo respected. Today, the re-development of religious and magical consciousness, this prohibition applies only to the very holiday of the Transfiguration.
In the Serbian traditional culture before the Transfiguration were not allowed to eat grapes, or fish. The Transfiguration is wearing white grapes to the church to wake up to it. After this, and grapes could boldly enter the daily diet. After the consecration of grapes in the churches, it is shared instead nafore.
The Transfiguration of the early believers were stale. That day is done and the communion of believers in the churches and monasteries, as in the Lady's post. It also means that the Transfiguration of the fasting day. Was wrong to sleep during the day. The people believed that the person who would fall asleep on this holiday, and slept the whole year that would be useful and work in the future.