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Zalmoxis

Zalmoxis and the art of immortality

Traditions | Thursday 15 April

The Geto-Dacian, the only people who believed in the immortality of the soul

Wine culture in the Romanian tradition

The wine civilization in the Romanian traditional culture

Traditions | Wednesday 14 April

Wine is a beverage whose ceremonial and ritual role clearly stands out for its many ancient meanings

Stuffed capon with brioches and oranges - Zexe Zahana Restaurant, Bucharest

Zexe, the unique restaurant of “zahana” type in Bucharest

Places of interest, Traditions | Monday 29 March

A restaurant that lures you with “boyar’s goodies” and recipes from remote times

Vlad Tepes

Vlad III Basarab, Prince of Wallachia

Traditions, Places of interest | Saturday 27 March

Prince Vlad III Basarab, or Vlad the Impaler as he was called by the Turks because of the penalty of impaling applied to the enemy, while by the Romanians was called Vlad "Drăculea", which in Romanian medieval language meant son...

The Annunciation of our Lord to the Blessed Virgin Mary

Blagoveștenia – the Lady Day and the annunciation of the birth of Jesus

Traditions | Thursday 25 March

The Annunciation of our Lord to the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Romanian tradition

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 | Monday 22 March

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

Moldavia gastronomy

Searching for rural flavors and noble wine – Moldavia

Traditions, Local products | Friday 19 March

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

Goulash of Transylvania

An ancient-old tradition in the Transylvanian gastronomy

Local products, Traditions | Thursday 11 March

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.

The Mucenici - the forty holy martyrs

The “Mucenici” - the forty holy martyrs that mark the season of renewal

Traditions | Tuesday 09 March

In the Orthodox calendar, March 9 marks an important celebration, the day of the forty holy martyrs, a day of specific food offerings, when ritual eating could influence the state of health and work ability of the people in the...

The snowdrop

The snowdrop - signs of life and death in the realm of legends

Traditions | Tuesday 02 March

The tenderness of a flower that heralds the transition from the season of cold and darkness to the season of light, of warmth and resurrection

Martisor

Martisor- ancestral Romanian traditions that will live forever

Traditions | Monday 01 March

Baba Dochia's Days or the rebirth of the world

Peach cookie - Romanian recipe

Peach cookies - a delicacy for every season

Local products, Traditions | Saturday 27 February

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.

Dragobete

Dragobetele or the Romanian Valentine’s Day

Traditions | Wednesday 24 February

The God of love in the Romanian culture and tradition

Cheesefare Sunday

Cheesefare Sunday preserves the remains of pagan celebrations of great importance for the popular calendar

Traditions | Tuesday 16 February

Lent begins – it’s the period of body and spiritual purification

Saint Charalambos

St. Charalambos, the saint who keeps diseases away

Traditions | Wednesday 10 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

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 | Friday 05 February

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

Stretenia or the Feast of the Bear

Stretenia or the Feast of the Bear is celebrated on February 2

Traditions | Tuesday 02 February

The bear is one of the most important animal in the archaic history of the Romanian people and the bear worship dates back to the Dacians

Grilled mititei – traditional Romanian recipe

Grilled mititei – traditional Romanian recipe

Traditions, Local products | Sunday 03 January

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

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 | Monday 28 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 | Saturday 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 ...

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