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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...

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

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