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Romanian national ethno folklore patrimony 2


Posted on 2019-04-27    Category Culture

In this article is about the New years habits, and the birth of a baby habits.

New Year's habits

During the new year, there is a lot of habits in human communities. Below I will present some of them.

  1. a) From the first dough is made a cage, not filled with anything, called "Stolnic". It is placed on a table whose legs are bound to be joined by family members. He does not sit directly on the table, but on a flower-filled piece.
  2. b) In Valeni, Calinesti, on the New Year's Eve on Babele Hill there is a cry out over the village to mention all good deeds and bad deeds. Dialogue is closely watched by the village, some laughing and others upset.
  3. c) New Year's morning, garbage collected during the holidays, goes to the garden, spreads under the trees, and (at Barsana I fire) it says:
  4. d) Vergel - on the middle course of Somes, the habit still has a much more fun character. It is especially organized for married people.

Discussions begin between couples who are married Sunday morning, called chizesii (organizers of the vergel). They call and hire the musicians. The band is composed of: primas (violin 1), counter-counter (violin 2) and gordonas or gorduna (contrabass)

After the Chizzii give the first prize and take from him the violin as a guarantee that he will not play at another party, they are sure the vergel will take place.

Young wives and older women are preparing both clothing and food. The wicker basket is filled with cognacs, shorts, cheese pies, sausages, horinca glass and an omi (damigeana) with wine, also called lampas.

The hills are still being prepared, as well as the invention of new ones to be held by everyone and spreading to the villages in the area. Each participant prepares a few cimilits to assert himself as a skilful person satirizing the narratives.

On the evening of the day when the vergel takes place, the chizzies follow by the poets and go to the village streets singing and singing to make everyone known that Vergel begins.

Who feels a man

Come with us through the village

At Vergel, let's get together

Let's play

At the windows, homeowners are showing signs of joy. Pairs, married couples come out on the street and head for the house where Vergel is taking place. Women carry their hands in good hands, men take the ollle in one hand and the other with their wife. The roar of the mountains makes the village a feast.

Arriving at the house where Vergel will take place, the pens are placed in the semicircle after which the game begins. Both during the game and between the men breaks, invite other wives to play. The game is accompanied by jokes addressed to those present to create good mood.

  1. He put it down

He was so proud of it

And wine and dishes

With the stomach over his back

  1. Mandra drink the brandy with the mug

But she does not know to rub stew

Turns the inverse

Stand still and dance

  1. Badita is pounding wheat when eating.

At midnight, the game stops and everyone stays at the table at the wedding, at the head of the table there is a chizes, the master of the house or another person who knows in a joyful form to make everyone feel good. The old lady will speak in verses showing that during Vergel and especially at the feast, everyone should feel good and taste the food brought by others. The word of the old man is eagerly awaited.

After the old man has toast and drank some glass, he offers the others in his glass. When men take wine, they retire in groups of 3-4 pairs. After re-playing the game, the game lasts until the morning. At the end, the ceterases echo the march that announces that Vergel is in the end. Pairs are heading for bountiful homes after a party night. Remaining with a pleasant impression I remembered with love even after years and years have passed.

Birth habits

After the baby was born, he was put in the water where he was first pinched, a bell, like the newborn to sing nicely. There was also a silver penny that the baby was clean not to have any bubbles. When he arrived with his baptismal child, he was at the forefront of the table, "to be honored throughout his life," after which the father danced with nanasa, who had the baby in his arms, as his newborn "sable and playful".

On arrival from the baptism the grandmother's baby asks:

"Whom did you bring who's out?

I brought a mighty, a virgin

In help parents,

At the pleasure tattoo,

His mane of comfort "- answered the godmother.

After that, godmother approached her child and touched it, saying,

 "To be a man of honor and to take into account. Let people pull you to the front of the table. "

The young mother then took the baby in her arms, looked at him, shoving him in the direction of the sun:  "Proud Sun, proud Sun, laugh with forty-five of the punishment, do not just laugh at Tibles or you, but laugh at my head and my baby.  From head to toe shine as the sun proud.

Other women like it and wish to the new born:

"To be good and strong,

To be a great man,

Like a bell to give you a voice,

He was listening to him to dear to the world!

To be nice to the dear world

Be Healthy and Voiced

To be diligent and brave,

To be human

Like our tribe!

Love your parents who made you and the land you were born to!

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