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Friday, 28 August 2015
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.

Friday is the holiest day of the week. You ... [Read more]

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Folk Costumes

The garments are first meant to protect the human body against the weather. For this reason, the clothing is adapted to the seasons. In the winter it is thicker (fur and wool clothes) and it is thinner in the summer (especially hempen clothes).

Garments have also a decorative purpose and a social meaning. They distinguish the peasant who wears them from the others. For ...

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The month of August in the Romanian tradition

The folk tradition also refers to the month of august as “gustar” (the Romanian verb “a gusta” means “to taste”).

The folk celebrations of this month are:

  • August 1st: Macaveii; The Day of the Cross
  • August 6th: Probejenia (The Transfiguration of Christ)
  • August 15th: Dormition of Virgin Mary
  • August 29th: Beheading of St John the Baptist

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