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Memorial Days: Is it necessary to take care of graves?

On Easter week, and especially on Holy Sunday, it is not recommended to visit the cemetery for any purpose other than burial. For this purpose there is Radonitsa, a memorial day with special traditions left over from the ancestors. This is the ninth day after Easter, Tuesday in Fomian week. On this day begin to serve litanies. Food should not be carried to the cemetery, it is better to distribute to the poor and needy.

Dates for the holiday: May 11 (Ninth day of Easter. In 2021 - May 11)

Radonitsa, or Radunitsa is a spring festival of remembrance of the dead of the eastern Slavs, which fell in different places on Sunday, Monday or Tuesday of Fomina (Radonitsa) week; in some places it was called the entire Fomina week. Feast of Radonitsa - day 9 from Easter, a day of special commemoration of the deceased, the day of the parents, on which it is customary to visit the cemetery and remember deceased relatives. This day is considered to be Easter for the deceased.

On this day after Liturgy or after the evening service there is a full funeral service, which includes the Paschal hymns. Believers visit the cemetery to pray for the dead.

The word "Radonitsa" comes from the words "clan" and "joy" and the special place of Radonitsa in the annual cycle of church holidays - immediately after Holy Week - as if obliging Christians not to deepen in grief over the death of loved ones, but rather to rejoice in their birth into another life - eternal life.

Other popular names for Radonitsa are Farewells, Parents' Week, Red Week and Radonitsa. On these days it is customary to clean the graves of relatives and friends.

Why grave care service is needed?

Sometimes, for one reason or another, relatives cannot take care of the grave of the deceased. In this case we have to look for other ways out, to hire some people who can do it at the right time.

Grave cleaning by specialists of "Graale" funeral company is held on favorable terms, as the graves cleaning services include not only the trivial pulling out of the grass, but also a number of other activities, which will make the burial place really beautiful and neat. Landscaping, restoration, and painting can also be included in the range of services at your request.

Entrust the care to "Graale" ritual service.

Cost of works

Single cleaning - from 1500 UAH

Single cleaning + repair - from 2500 UAH

Quarterly for one year - from 5000 UAH

One-time grave cleaning includes:

  • removal of weeds from the burial plot
  • clearing graves of debris - sticks, dry grass, stones, fallen leaves, snow removal
  • leveling the area at the tombstone
  • wet cleaning of monuments, all elements of construction (stele, pedestal, flowerpot, etc.)
  • laying wreaths, planting flowers, watering plants, lighting candles (optional)
  • searching for a buried relative's grave, if the data are insufficient (optional)
  • portrait and the inscription painting (with a special compound anti-rain)
  • garbage removal and disposal
  • photo or video shooting (send it on e-mail)

One-time cleaning + repair includes:

  • removal of weeds from the burial plot
  • grave clearing from debris - sticks, dry grass, stones, fallen leaves, snow removal
  • leveling the area at the tombstone
  • wet cleaning of monuments, all elements of construction (stele, pedestal, flowerpot, etc.)
  • paint fence, table and benches
  • paint fence, table, bench, cross.
  • table, bench, and fence repair
  • mowing lawns and bushes and watering plants
  • granite, sand, or marble sprinkling (optional)
  • laying of wreaths, flower planting, candle lighting (optional)
  • searching for a buried relative's grave, if there is insufficient data (optional)
  • portrait and the inscription painting (with anti-rain composition)
  • waste removal and disposal
  • photo or video shooting (send to e-mail)

Quarterly cleanup for the year includes:

  • removal of weeds from the burial plot
  • clearing the grave from debris - sticks, dry grass, stones, fallen leaves, snow removal
  • leveling the area at the tombstone
  • wet cleaning of monuments, all elements of construction (stele, pedestal, flowerpot, etc.)
  • cleaning of fences, table and benches from old paint and rust (once a year)
  • painting of fences, tables, benches and crosses (once a year)
  • repair of fences, tables and benches (once a year)
  • lawn and bushes mowing and watering
  • granite, sand or marble chips sprinkling (optional)
  • laying wreaths, planting flowers, lighting candles (optional)
  • searching for a buried relative's grave in case of insufficient data (optional)
  • painting of the portrait and the inscription (anti-rain)
  • waste removal and disposal
  • photo or video shooting (send to e-mail)
Date: 14 April 2021
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