Traditions Friday 21 January, 20:35
Saint John carolers

The magical night of St. John the Baptist -6/7 January - full of ancient customs and traditions

Traditions | Friday 07 January

It's a holiday full of carnival manifestations that marks the end of the old year and the beginning of a new era

"Boboteaza" or the Epiphany

"Boboteaza" or the Epiphany, drives away evil spirits from aquatic space

Traditions | Thursday 06 January

The Epiphany marks the end of a series of ceremonies that mark ritually the end of the Old Year and the beginning of the New Year

The Crown

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

Traditions | Wednesday 29 December

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

The drummers of Săvârşin

There is no Christmas without the drummers of Săvârşin

Traditions | Saturday 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 | Friday 24 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 tree

Everything you didn’t know about the Romanian fir

Traditions | Thursday 23 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 | Wednesday 22 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.

St. Ignatius on 20 December

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

Traditions | Tuesday 21 December

In the archaic societies mentality there is a strong link between the blood and the fertilizer force, between the blood and the rain

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