Folk masks Symbols of a civilisation older than time itself
Wednesday, 23 July 2014
The name of this day (Romanian: “Miercuri”) comes from the Latin “Mercuri Dies”, meaning “Mercury’s Day”.
St. Wednesday is an old woman, whose husband died when she was young. For this reason, she talks a lot, gets angry easily, but she calms quickly. Her house is situated in the Western side of the ... [Read more]
The traditional masks are ancient remains of the collective memory. Masks were used in the fertility rituals, rain calling rituals, hunting rituals or in ritual dances. They represent characters from folk mythology.
The mask games are played in specific moments of the year ...