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Sunday, 29 March 2015
At the Romans, this day was dedicated to the Sun (lat.: Solis Dies). Then, the day was dedicated to Jesus Christ. That’s the reason for which the Romanian name of this day (Romanian: “Duminica”) comes from the Latin “Dominis Dies”, meaning “The Lord’s Day”. Duminica is the only day of the week which has a ... [Read more]

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The Easter Celebration in the Romanian tradition

The Easter is the most important celebration of the Romanian people and it is preceded by numerous preparations and rituals.

  • April 23: Flowers Saturday (Lazarus’ Saturday)
  • April 24: Palm Day (Flowers Day)
  • April 28: Great Thursday

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  • The month of March in the Romanian tradition

    The old name of March, ”martisor”, reminds the traditional custom of celebrating the spring by wearing red and white colored braids. The Romanian word “martisor” comes from “matisor” (the buds which appear in spring time).

    The celebrations of this month are:

  • March 1: “Martisor”; Dochia, the old woman; The beginning of the old women’s days
  • March 9: Macenicii
  • March 10: The beginning of the old men’s days
  • March 17: Alexie, the man of God; Snake’s Day
  • March 25: the Annunciation (Blagovestenia); Cuckoo’s Day
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