Traditions Saturday 15 December, 16:14
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

Grilled mititei – traditional Romanian recipe

Grilled mititei – traditional Romanian recipe

Traditions, Local products | Friday 19 October

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 Crown

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

Traditions | Wednesday 17 October

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

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