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Friday, 31 October 2014
The name of this day (Romanian: “Vineri”) comes from the Latin “Veneris Dies”, meaning “Venus’ Day”.

St. Friday is an old woman, with white hair and wizened face. She can often be found in the Romanian fairytales, where she helps the positive characters.

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Dracula, vampires, “strigoi” and “moroi” in the Romanian tradition

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  • The month of October in the Romanian tradition

    The month of October (called “Brumarel” in the folk tradition, as the hoarfrost begins now) announces the coming of the cold season and the works in that period consist especially in preparations for the winter.

    If the leaves of the trees get yellow and fall early, this means that the next year will be rich. If it rains a lot in October, the month of December will be windy and if there's much hoarfrost or even snow, the weather in January will be fine.

    The folk celebrations of this month are:

  • October 1st: St. Procoava
  • October 14th: St. Parascheve
  • October 18th: The “Lucin” (St. Luca)
  • October 25th : Sanmedru's Eve
  • October 26th: Sanmedru (St. Dimitry)

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