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Mătcălăul - is one of the most interesting and most beautiful folk beliefs

Traditions | Wednesday 21 July

Mătcălăul is a being, a sort of demigod, a hero of the Greco-Roman mythology, half-human, half divine essence, very beautiful and at the same time immortal, walking on Earth, between Sântoader and Pentecost, but no one...

Romanian traditional masks

Romanian traditional masks - the representations of an archaic world

Traditions | Friday 09 July

The mask has always fascinated mankind. As in other cultures, the traditional masks used in the Romanian culture are very interesting and have deep meanings.

Dumplings with sour cream and jam

How to make papanași or the Romanian dumplings

Traditions, Local products | Monday 28 June

A fast and easy recipe that guarantees one of the most delicious desserts you will try

The Sânziene, celebrated on 24 June

The Sânziene and the cult of the gentle fairies, on June 24

Traditions | Thursday 24 June

The birth of Saint John the Baptist and the folk magic of the summer

Pentecost

Pentecost and the ancestral tradition of the "căluşari"

Traditions | Sunday 20 June

It's a magical and a ritual moment in which are celebrated ten days from the Ascension of Jesus and fifty days from the Resurrection

The Radauti sour soup

Sour soup of Radauti County, one of the most tasteful traditional plates of Romania

Local products, Traditions | Tuesday 15 June

The tourists that arrive in Bucovina are invited to enjoy one of the most tasteful traditional plates from Romania, the sour soup of Radauti.

The Mandrake

The Mandrake- the art of magic in the Romanian tradition

Traditions | Wednesday 09 June

Magic and Cure Plants may have the power to marry girls, bring luck to love and fertility in marriage; it may increase milk quantity in cows, act fortunately on business, may bring wealth and, generally, in all circumstances,...

Caloianul and Paparudele - Romanian traditions

The Caloian and / or the Paparude?

Traditions | Wednesday 02 June

Magic of Rain and Heat in the Romanian traditions

Daniel Leș - “The Potter's House”, Baia Sprie, Maramureș

“Casa Olarului” or the “The Potter's House” - a guesthouse in the heart of the ancestral Maramureș, born from the love for the village’s soul and for the pottery art, a place where the authentic art blends with the authentic life

Places of interest, Itineraries, Traditions | Monday 31 May

Daniel Leș is the artist who discovered the deep meanings of the pottery's art and who has thought to share it with others the experience of the clay's modelling, which has reshaped his live, made him to return to the ancestral...

Arminden

Arminden: the beginning of the summer in Romanian traditional culture

Traditions | Tuesday 25 May

Old Romanian traditions, May-Pole, herbs with magical powers, protection and purification rituals

Boeuf Salad

Boeuf Salad – a dish made for special occasions

Local products, Traditions | Monday 24 May

There is probably nobody in Romania who hasn’t tasted boeuf salad. It’s a dish that every housewife knows how to cook (although there isn’t much cooking involved) and everybody loves to eat. And despite its sophisticated French...

Plumbuita Monastery, Bucharest

Plumbuita Monastery - the oldest monastery in Bucharest, an architectural monument of the 16th-17th centuries

Itineraries, Traditions, Events | Sunday 23 May

Somewhere on the left bank of the Colentina river, far from the tumultuous atmosphere of the city, there rises an old royal monastery, fenced by thick fortress walls, whose destiny was entwined with the fate of the rulers of its...

The Darvari hermitage

Darvari Hermitage - historical monument, architectural jewel, oasis of peace and spirituality in the tumultuous centre of Bucharest

Events, Traditions | Sunday 16 May

Somewhere downtown the Capital, near the Gradina Icoanei, there is a small spiritual dwelling of a special beauty, a small paradise hidden from the eyes of the people

Thomas Sunday

On May 9 is celebrated Thomas Sunday

Traditions | Sunday 09 May

An ancient ritual of renewal of the world known also as the Dead Passover, the Small Easter, the Easter of the ancient Gods (Blajini), Rocmanii, Romans, Rugmanii

The Wooden Church Barsana

The Wooden Churches of Maramures, the perfection of the art of building in wood, UNESCO World Heritage site

Places of interest, Itineraries, Traditions | Saturday 08 May

The Wooden Churches of Maramures, the icon of the Orthodox Christian soul, keep the essence of the unwritten history of Maramures

Resurrection of Christ

The Easter Lunch - a look at the Easter Romanian traditions

Traditions | Sunday 02 May

“Hristos a-nviat!” or “Christ is risen!” – Romanian believes, legends and gastronomy

Easter - egg painting tradition

Easter egg painting in Romania, an everlasting Romanian tradition

Traditions | Saturday 01 May

Learn about the wonderful and unique tradition of Easter egg painting and about the meanings of the symbols that are represented

Lamb Drob - Romanian traditional recipe for Easter

Romanian traditional recipes for Easter

Traditions | Friday 30 April

Discover the taste of childhood in the Romanian kitchen

The Resurrection

Easter, the feast of light and joy - Romanian beliefs, traditions and customs

Traditions | Thursday 29 April

Easter, the most important holiday of Christendom celebrates the miracle of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, the essence of the Christian faith

The mass of the Holy Saturday

The Holy Week - the most sacred time of year for Christians

Traditions | Wednesday 28 April

The Crucifixion - the primordial chaos- and the Resurrection in the Romanian Orthodox Religion

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