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Carols and masks games in Romania


Posted on 2019-05-27    Category Traditions

Carols and mask games

The games with masks appeared in the group at Plug, were varied and we can list: Capra, Bear, Brezaia, Barza (was in the pile of plugs) Some were practicing at Christmas other New Year and between New Year and Epiphany, meaning throughout the whole period the 12-day transition to the new year. Components of masks were quite varied, finding apart from the animal in the middle of the carol we had the just another 3-4 people who joined the mask. The mask itself was made to look like the interpreted animal. For example, Capra had a wooden-eyed head on a stick of wood. The lower jaw was mobile; head cover with sheep balloon and two horns. The head-down side was covered with a foil woven with colored red roses. yellow, green, with colored cards attached.

Carols and mask games

The games with masks appeared in the group at Plug, were varied and we can list: Capra, Bear, Brezaia, Barza (was in the pile of plugs) Some were practicing at Christmas other New Year and between New Year and Epiphany, meaning throughout the whole period the 12-day transition to the new year. Components of masks were quite varied, finding apart from the animal in the middle of the carol we had the just another 3-4 people who joined the mask. The mask itself was made to look like the interpreted animal. For example, Capra had a wooden-eyed head on a stick of wood. The lower jaw was mobile; head cover with sheep balloon and two horns. The head-down side was covered with a foil woven with colored red roses. yellow, green, with colored cards attached.

The bear had a thug, a cocoon on the back, the horseshoe had a wooden horse, the white canvas and the tail, Barza, was the head of a stork of emn with the mobile beak wearing a bead, Brezaia wore a mask the face with the wooden beak mask that clamped when it was pulled. On the back was covered with blanket or backpack. Wooden horns and a wooden rod around which he played salt and waved. Malanca was a man dressed in a women's dress with a batik on his head. All these masks had their dances and held a certain ritual.

The goat - 5-6 group goes into the yard and plays in the household. The group included different characters: the goat, the shepherd, the bride, a mother, a babe and a fluier. While Capra clampanea, the shepherd and the bride played funny scenes. In another configuration, Mosul was wearing a goat that performs rhythmic jumps and movements. Mosul sing and the whistle accompanies him. When the game became alert, Capra crumbled (the sickness and death of the Goat) when the babe entered the scene. She was pulling off the goat that was reannoying and the whole set was on the play. The mosque dancing Capra said, among other things: "I came to play the goat / To live the mummy / And you young all in the house / Today with wheat on the table / Receive it and give it beans / You will have a banet "At the end of their journey, they said," You've got it, you give it money / let's say you Happy Birthday! "

Brezaia - Playing on the third day of Christmas. Brezaia play, clamp, salt from place to place ,. Those in the fog played it by keeping it tied and praising its qualities for sale. One flake was saying the carol, another was playing with the whistle, Brezaia's brother beat Brezaia, who died in the middle of the horde. The flags wanted to bring Brezaia and the mosque hit them with a mace. There were jokes and greetings for the New Year.

Malanca was guarded by an officer, followed by five or twenty of the carolines entering the houses and hating. Malanca may differ from one place to another, depending on each area. It may be a game with popular masks or theater, not out of the landscape being the goat's, bear's, or the specific carols. These carols are dedicated to the big girls and are played either with a navy, whistle or any other musical instrument. Besides all this, Malanca can also include the parade of women who wear a flax in women's clothes, starting with them at the houses of the householders. The Malanca takes place from the New Year's Eve until the evening of St. Basil, being animated by the presence of the girls , sons and children in the village. All village dwellers gather together with small, large, and enjoy the beauty of these ancient ancient customs, which are still kept alive despite the passage of time. Malancii's habit takes place differently, depending on the age of those taking part in the stage. The big boobs make older boys, "chew up", as they say in this area, then they're the smaller kids and the kids. The virgins begin to rebuild their costumes and everything they have preserved from their previous holidays. The pride of every villager is that Malanca receives his house, but those who are more eager are the married daughters who want to find their predestination. As the tradition says, the girls have to sew a towel, make a coat, and prepare wine and sourdough for the sons, in order to prove that they are "good to marry." Children's malang, also called malancuta, is made up of younger children. Accompanied by music and masked, they go to the homes of the households, along with the other dwellings. The splendor of habit consists in the fact that all the married daughters are dressed nicely, from New Year's Day, until the evening of Saint Basil, welcoming Malanca. As they hear it at the gate, they hurry to prepare the drink and the other celebrations. This habit, hundreds of years old, is a very well-known and appreciated among the Bucovinians and should be kept in good eternity.

Bear and Hoppa entered the courtyards of people dancing and hating the New Year.

The marshmallow - was also called the head of the spring and was not on 1 March but on Lasata Secului. There was a pinhole punched with red, white and black braided arbors. He went through the cheese and said, "Ousor, good to be easy." Martisor was worn by girls and women in particular, but also by children. It was believed that whoever married March 1 did not come fleas to him. He was wearing his hand. After the end of the holiday season, it was put on the tree to make the tree. It could be connected to a rose to be she's a beautiful girl like a rose. Other places where the martisor was still: beak, macs, bacon (under the chicken) beneath the stone, the house to take the barzasau was simply kept.

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