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The  Firijba village in Vâlcea County

The Firijba village in Vâlcea County, one of the oldest villages in the country, attracts tourists for its picturesque, naturalness and ancestral load

Places of interest, Traditions, Itineraries | Tuesday 14 January

Hidden in the middle of a forest, surrounded by acacia trees and the secular oaks, the village tells its story from an ancient time

Breb, Maramureș

Breb, the fairy tales village of Maramureş, rich in tradition, considered one of the most beautiful villages in Romania

Places of interest, Itineraries, Traditions | Sunday 29 December

A small village of Maramures but rich in unique traditions and customs in Romania, is one of the most popular tourist attractions of Romania. This is the village Breb, whose rare beauty has also seduced Prince Charles, so he...

The Christmas tree

Everything you didn’t know about the Romanian fir

Traditions | Thursday 26 December

Very few know today the meaning of the Christmas tree in the Romanian tradition. Besides the beautiful image of the Christmas tree, the Romanians have very complex representations of the fir ...

The drummers of Săvârşin

There is no Christmas without the drummers of Săvârşin

Traditions | Wednesday 25 December

In the Romanian tradition, Christmas is a time when you sing Christmas songs, which in Romanian are called "Colinde". In areas where traditions are still preserved, groups of men walking on the streets and sing Christmas carols...

Christmas

Discover the meaning of a traditional Romanian Christmas

Traditions | Monday 23 December

"For us, Christmas is done in the belief of the birth of Jesus with a roll of bread, cut pieces of pork and Christmas carols. And this is the triptych of the Romanian traditional Christmas."

St. Ignatius on 20 December

Preserving Romanian traditions: St. Ignatius brings the pig’s sacrifice

Traditions | Saturday 21 December

In the archaic societies mentality there is a strong link between the blood and the fertilizer force, between the blood and the rain

The Christmas lunch

Christmas in Romania: between tradition and modernity

Traditions | Friday 20 December

Abundance: the word that would best describe the winter holidays in Romanian

Carolers

The winter holidays for Romanians - traditions, customs, rituals

Traditions | Friday 13 December

The Romanian winter holidays begin with St. Andrew (November 30th) and lasts till St. John (January 7th). It is a mix of traditions and customs - some coming from the pre-Christian period - with Christian religious celebrations.

Christmas Fast

In the absence of the Christmas fast, the feast has no value

Traditions | Tuesday 10 December

"Who does not cut a pig for Christmas and a lamb for Easter, that's not a man", says an old Romanian proverb, illustrating the importance of the ritual eating in the traditional village society

Saint Nicholas - 5/6 December

Saint Nicholas, the head of the winter holidays

Traditions | Friday 06 December

Saint Nicholas refers to the "custom" of giving gifts to good children, and the rod to the bad ones, to serve as a lesson

St. Andrew's Night

Discover Romanian customs and traditions in St Andrew's Night

Traditions | Saturday 30 November

The night of St. Andrew, when people have to defend themselves from the ghosts and demons, through apotropaic acts and gestures

The Romanian Pickles

Autumn obsession in Romania: the pickles

Local products, Traditions | Tuesday 12 November

A pantry filled with jars and barrels… Sauerkraut placed in barrels… Peppers filled with sauerkraut… That’s what housewives do when autumn is near.

Grilled mititei – traditional Romanian recipe

Grilled mititei – traditional Romanian recipe

Traditions, Local products | Thursday 07 November

Mititei, a sort of grilled meatball, are kings of Romanian picnics. Mici are mandatory served with mustard and bread, next to a pint of beer

The day of the dead – an ancient tradition

The day of the dead – an ancient tradition

Traditions | Friday 01 November

A day when people remember their departed loved ones and light a candle for their souls

The Crown

The Bread - represents a completely beneficial set of symbols for the Romanian peasant

Traditions | Tuesday 29 October

Harvesting, Crown, Sacral and the passage into another form of manifestation, a superior one

Topoloveni Concentrated Plum Spread

The Magiun of Topoloveni, the first Romanian food brand recognized by the EU

Traditions, Local products | Monday 28 October

The traditional Magiun or the Topoloveni Concentrated Plum Spread, from tradition to the country brand

Moldovan chicken with mushrooms and sour cream

Moldovan chicken with mushrooms and sour cream

Traditions | Friday 27 September

Get a taste of Romania with this simple and delicious recipe!

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