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Boniface The later canonized Boniface of Tarsus was born in Rome and died around 306 in Tarsus in Cilicia in what is today Turkey martyrdom. The name means "the benefactor". As a non-Christian, he was commissioned by a wealthy Roman woman to find relics of Christian martyrs in Tarsus and to bring them to Rome. When he witnessed the torture and killings in the persecution of Christians under Emperor Galerius (250-311), he was baptized and confessed to Christianity, whereupon he himself had to die from bad luck. His companions brought his bones to Rome, where they were buried on Via Latina.

Boniface is one of the five Eisheiligen, his feast day is May 14th (Orthodox December 19th). There are two in this context Bauernregeln 1) No summer before Bonifaz, no frost after Sophie. 2) Pankrazi . Servazi , Bonifazi, are three frosty bazi, and in the end the cold one is never missing Sophie, See also on the subject under the keywords Customs in viticulture. wine gods and wine Saints,


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