There are five canonized persons named Urban (which means "The city-dweller"). To the so-called Holy Wine can be counted three of them. The 17th Pope Urban I served from 222 to 230 The traditions about his life and work are unsecured. He was said to be a Roman of noble birth. He is said to have adopted a regulation that the cup at the Eucharist Must be (Communion) is always made of silver or gold. Therefore, he is often depicted with a cup he holds in his hands. He is the patron of the vineyards, the wine, the winemaker and cooper, as well as against drunkenness, frost, thunder and lightning. He was allegedly tortured by Emperor Alexander Severus (208-235) and then decapitated. His presumed death is 19 May or 25th May His feast day is on 25 Celebrated in May. Because he was often confused with the Urban of Langres, he's only in the wine become holy.
The second Urban was in the 7th Century lived. About him there is very little information. He will preach at Heilbronn on the Neckar (Baden-Wuerttemberg) and have taught viticulture. According to legend, he erected a cross to the wound itself then a vine. He is also patron saint of winemakers as His feast day is also the 25th May
Urban of Langres (? -375) Was the bishop of Autun, and Langres in Burgundy. He is of the three Urban's most famous and "real" Holy Wine. In Dijon, he is said to have built the first church, and here is his grave. In 1524 his relics were transferred to the church of St. Benignus. According to legend, he hid for weeks before his pursuers behind a vine, until he was captured and tortured. On representations he considers it not only a grape, but often an entire vine with grapes in her hands. He is the patron saint of Dijon and Long, as well as the growers and gardeners. His feast day is 2 April (also 3 April or 23 January), where in wine regions are often held processions. In Franconia, his statue is doused with wine when the sun is shining, and with water when it rains. Despite Memorial Day in April (or January), the awards relate to the 25th calendar May
The so-called Urbanitag is 25 May, for an extensive tradition has been handed down as "Urbanireiten". Which of the above three saints on this day is celebrated, is also dependent on the wine region. On this day made before the payouts for the vineyard workers. Furthermore, it was customary that the owner of a "field captain" of them, convinced as his tenant had been working. Until that time belonged to the tenant in the harvest. The Urbanstag falls within the period of Bloom or the first big celebration is on the so-called Eisheilige (EismÃ¤nnern), an important time for the vines to thrive. There are also numerous Country Lore on the 25th Lostag May: 1) The weather in St. Urban shows of the autumn weather at 2) Is the Urbanstag sunshine, the vines thrive in the old Sag, but when it is raining, is not blessed 3) How does the weather on St. Urban, it is wet ordered 20 days 4) St. Urban, nothing brings into the drum 5) O holy Urban, creating 'comfort us! Give us a lot this year, Most noble 6) The weather, which has Urbanus, also takes place during the harvest. In the event that bad to be rainy and urbanization, despite all processions and prayers should the weather, was the saint even "threatened", or poured over the statue instead of wine with just water: 7) If Urban geit no good weather, so He is in the PfÃ¼tz escorting 8) Since the Holy Urban, drink water, get, we are no different.