Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.
Mark Twain 

The Ice Saints or Frost Saints are known in France, Poland, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and other parts of Europe. According to popular belief they represent a period in May during which there is an increased likelihood of night frost falling on the feast days of certain saints, thus jointly nicknamed « Frost Saints » or « Ice Saints ».
Popular belief has is that the weather becomes stable only after May 15 which is dedicated to Saint Sophie – nicknamed Cold Sophie. The names derive from bishops and martyrs from the 4th and 5th century. They are Mamertus (May 11), Pankratius (May 12), Servatius (May 13), Bonifatius (May 15) and Sophie (May 15).

People in Battambang (Cambodia) do not have to be scared of a dramatic drop in temperature for the month of May. The average temperature in May is 29.1° centigrade. Right now temperatures are in the higher range at up to 34° centigrade.

Despite the high temperatures, we are looking for clothes, i.e. summer clothes for our children living in the Safe House in Battambang. Boys and girls are 3 to 18 years of age. Please donate here.

Mädchen, die Tempeltänzerinnen (Apsaras) darstellen