The Day of the Saviour has received its name from the fact that this is the day of the Ascension of Christ and the beginning of our salvation. After He resurrected, Jesus manifested Himself to His disciples in the course of 40 days. On the 40th day, He took His disciples to the Mount of Olives, where He took off the gound, got covered in light and ascended to the heaven. Two angels told the apostles that He would go back in the same way in glory.
The folklore belief is that only at the night before the Day of the Saviour infertility can be healed. A woman with such a problem should sleep then under the plant dittany, which is considered a fairy flower. However, not alone, but with a man with whom she doesn’t have blood relation. Before that, the two of them take a round bread and a wine vessel. They eat, drink and „fight” against infertility. Around 2 a.m. at night they should leave the food and go back to the village. If the woman conceived at the night before the Day of the Saviour, it was considered that it happened in a magical way and it wasn’t interpreted as adultery.