Traditions

Romania has beautiful and well preserved traditions and customs. In this category we'll present some of them and we'll invite you to discover them having a visit in Romania. The most important places to visit while you're in Romania.


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the bear

Carols and masks games in Romania

2019-05-27

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.

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nunta1

Wedding ceremony in Romania

2019-05-21

Traditions

About the wedding ceremony in the south of Romania, in the regions called Dobrogea and Muntenia. What you will read it is the tradition. Today the wedding day have more simple steps as follow: it starts in the morning at the groom house which goes with two musicians ( an accordionist and a clarinet player) to the house of the godfather. There they will stay for a while, will dance will taste some sweets, drink some brandy and will continue to the house of the bride. Here, they will ask for the bride and the parents of the bride will bring them as bride a little girl, a young women and a grandmather dressed as a bride  asking if she is the bride. At the end will appear the real bride and all the people will go to the church for the religious ceremony and then to the restaurant  for the party.

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maramures masks

Romanian national ethno folklore patrimony 1

2019-04-22

Traditions

In these General Considerations on the National Ethno-Folklore Patrimony, we will go into the details of the customs, traditions, holidays, port, legends and superstitions, as well as on household objects and folk techniques. We will discuss the following ethnographic areas: Maramures, Oltenia, Moldova, Banat, Muntenia, Crisana, Dobrogea, Transylvania,

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meeting Virgin Mary

February Traditions in Romania

2019-02-06

Traditions

This is our first article in the traditions section. Will talk about the winter traditions in Romania. Our year is full of traditions, customs and things that are coming with us all the year. In every month of the year we have such things which are celebrating in a way or another.

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Traditions of January 1

2019-01-22

Traditions

The first day of the year celebrates the celebration of St. Basil. A day with Christian roots, anchored in the great celebration of Christmas, being also called Little Christmas or Brother of Christmas. In popular tradition, Saint Basil appears as one of the saints who have done the greatest wonders, being a guardian of evil spirits.  St. Basil's prayers remove the evil and unclean spirits of men.

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Traditions of January

Traditions of January 2

2019-01-22

Traditions

Every year on January 24th, we are proud to remember the great act of the Union of Romanian Principalities, which laid the foundations of the modern Roman state. The union of the Romanian Country with Moldova, made on January 24, 1859, represents the political act underlying modern Romania and the formation of the Romanian nation.

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November Traditions in Romania

November Traditions in Romania

2018-11-01

Traditions

The first week is known by elderly people as "The Week of the Mirist" because this week the households show the spring mistletoe.  The second week is celebrated in the center of the feast of the Archangels Michael and Gabriel, those with protective powers over the households and flocks of sheep. The third week is traditionally denominated "The Autumn Fellows Week". It is said that this week the wolves begin to mating. The fourth week or week of the Ovidenes refers to the night of Ovidius when the sky opens and the animals have miraculous powers. This week is also known as Andrew's week, which is said to freeze water and sew the river

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