Romanian traditions

Christmas and New Year traditions in Romania


Posted on 2019-12-14    Category Traditions

CHRISTMAS

Christmas is taking place from the beginning of Christmas time, the night of the night, the Christmas night.

By Eve, by night children were wandering, then flaming until late at night and on Christmas Day when church people came out. The carol singers were children, flacons, girls or even married couples.

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CHRISTMAS

Christmas is taking place from the beginning of Christmas time, the night of the night, the Christmas night. By Christmas Eve, by night children were wandering, then flaming until late at night and on Christmas Day when Church people came out. The carol singers were children, flacons, girls or even married couples.

Junior 18-20 years singing at the window Young song: "Good evening to your window again / Host you sleep or not sleep / For him sleep you get up to your window Junior come / do not come and see the / And choose from us, from both of us / And do not throw in a garden / And in the garden is a well / In the fountain is smooth water / Green basil on the table / Stay healthy home / We go to another house.

There were 40 carols - young, old, boys, little girls, big girls, dead, boyar. The young, middle-aged, old, boys, little girls were singing in the Christmas Eve. The big girls, the dead, the boys, the foolish, the strangers sang the day.

The little carnage when the pigs of Ignat were killed and we prepare there meet in any tasy way.  The big carol, a week after Ignat, made him flake.

There were two three bands in the village with 8-12 participants in a mist. The big or the carol was mandatory. The rest was on order. The first carollers stood on the straw down in the house believing that the cloths would stand. Some smaller hosts gave them to the beam. The children said, "Good morning at Santa Claus and Santa Claus, give us or give us, or go out." Every village had his group were all mixed up at the end of the village. The children were caring about 30-40 children on each side of the village, each group being led by 10 big men. The cats were at the gate with the lanterns.

They were giving way to singing. It contained boys making a dump - a gas box with a lighted cloth and spinning it around his head. When they entered the carolines in the house, they were gravely putting their heads up because it was good for the rise of the house. The carollers repeated the carols from Lasatul Post to Eve in a house in the village called the hotel. The carolites were given pretzels and walnuts and hated: "Good morning to Santa's Eve / I came to wish you well / Give us or do not give us / We came again,  Many years with health / I came to wish you, / You scream to get up.

Everyone had a blooming toegel with his pocketknife, which some of the housekeepers used to do in the yard to warm up the carols. There were 24 carols on Christmas Eve - two window carols, two house carols, two boys' carols, two young carols, two pop corals, and a shepherd's carol. The carolites knew all these carols.

Steaua went to St. Andrew's St Nicholas Church. They were children and they all had a star made of paper on a sieve frame and an icon in the middle. The carolites who came with the Star wore lamb's, peacocks, and white pants. The lyrics of this carol called The Star are saying:  ”The Star is rising up, like a big secret, / The Star is shining and spread the word to the world: /Today the pure and innocent Mary, give birth to Mesiah./ The Three Kings as they saw the star, they follow her walking after sunshine to meet Christ”//

NEW YEAR

The New Year was going with Plugusoru. " The run time was two days until the New Year was Plugusor, and on New Year's Eve it was the Great Plough. The participants were children, flacons, married people. The carolites, as they were called, had props, bells, whips, buhaies, plows, thalangi. There is also a large plow drawn by oxen, with horses that accompany him and wish. Those with the plughw even drew a furrow into the host's bosom. Buhaiul appears later and was made of a little sheepskin covered with horsehair. It was crackling from the whips, the seeds were dripping, and the warts were made.

Besides the Plough-in there is also the "Semanate" which was also called "Grausorul". The participants were children, girls, poor women, children and flacons, their neighbors. It sows in the yard, in the house, in the house over the people, in the house in front of the icon. It smells, wheat, corn, hemp.

Carrying habit was as follows: The door is throwing seeds and hated "Bob summer / Bob Spring / May God to shine" or "Grind wheat and wheat / May God to shine / Year and Happy New Year! "

Children were in their hands germinated wheat, made a week before, and sucking each house one or two strands of wheat and hated "Graulet green table / in your home, joy, abundance and health" / happy birthday. What kind of home they said "Like me"

Another New Year's Habit was "Sorcova" It is practiced in the mornings of the New Year by children. Sorcova was made of a branch of tree on which roe and basil were placed. Later, paper flowers were placed. The lyrics of Sorcova are saying : „ Sorcova , merry Sorcova, / We wish you to live and to get older/Like an applee tree, like a pear tree, / Like a rose thread/Strong like a rock, fast like an arrow, /Strong like the Iron, fast like the steel/ Happy New Year !!!

The gifts received for wishes are money, walnuts, pretzels, biscuits, chopsticks, chopsticks, and what each has to do according to its power.

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