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Goulash of Transylvania

An ancient-old tradition in the Transylvanian gastronomy

Local products, Traditions | Saturday 16 February

If the high society had at his disposal an extravagant cuisine, the commoners lived a life in which the gastronomic rules followed strict canons imposed by the church and by the succession of the seasons.

Saint Charalambos

St. Charalambos, the saint who keeps diseases away

Traditions | Saturday 09 February

The connection between St. Charalambos and the world of the hereafter is also illustrated by the customary traditions, a symbiosis between the "pagan" and Christian faith

Moldavia gastronomy

Searching for rural flavors and noble wine – Moldavia

Traditions, Local products | Tuesday 05 February

Through its cuisine, considered one of the tastiest cuisines in Romania, Moldavia offers its guests unique dishes

Feateasca Neagra

A tasty meal and a glass of a good quality wine are the key success of the Dealu Mare vineyards

Places of interest, Local products, Traditions | Tuesday 29 January

From old times, the wine produced here was "oily, strong and durable" and it was considered one of the best wines in Europe

Peach cookie - Romanian recipe

Peach cookies - a delicacy for every season

Local products, Traditions | Friday 04 January

Everyone knows what the peaches are. But who knows what the peach cookies are? Taking into account the reputation of peaches, some woman, passionate for desserts, have created the dessert that mimics this fruit.

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 | Saturday 29 December

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

The drummers of Săvârşin

There is no Christmas without the drummers of Săvârşin

Traditions | Tuesday 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 | Saturday 22 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."

The Christmas lunch

Christmas in Romania: between tradition and modernity

Traditions | Tuesday 18 December

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

St. Ignatius on 20 December

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

Traditions | Monday 17 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 tree

Everything you didn’t know about the Romanian fir

Traditions | Saturday 15 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 ...

Carolers

The winter holidays for Romanians - traditions, customs, rituals

Traditions | Tuesday 11 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 | Monday 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 | Thursday 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

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 | Tuesday 04 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...

St. Andrew's Night

Discover Romanian customs and traditions in St Andrew's Night

Traditions | Friday 30 November

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

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