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Thursday, 31 July 2014
The name of this day (Romanian: “Joi”) comes from the Latin “Jovis Dies”, meaning “Jupiter’s Day”.

St. Thursday is an old woman who punishes the bad lazy people (especially women), but she is kind to the good and hardworking people. Her house is situated in the Eastern side of the Earth.

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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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