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Saturday, 4 July 2015
The name of this day (Romanian: “Sambata”) comes from the Latin “Saturnus Dies”, meaning “Saturn’s Day”.

St. Saturday is a kind old woman, who indicates the right path to the souls wondering in the other world. She walks all the time, therefore she wears iron shoes.

St. Saturday lives all by herself, in ... [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 July in the Romanian tradition

    The old name of July is “cuptor” (meaning “oven” in Romanian language). This is due to the high temperatures of this month, but also because now is the time when the crops are harvested.

    The celebrations of this month are:

  • July 1st: Cosmandinul (Saints Cosma and Damian); Ana Foca
  • July 8th: St. Pricopie; The celebration of the wolf
  • July 15th: Ciurica
  • July 16th-18th: The Summer “Circovi”; St. Marina (July 17th)
  • July 20th: St. Ilie (Sanilie)
  • July 21th: Ilie Palie
  • July 22th: Foca
  • July 27th: St. Ilie the Little; St. Pantelimon (Pintilie the Traveller)
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