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Saturday, 31 January 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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Romanian peasant icons have their important place in the history of the European art. Having major magical-religious significance in the past, today they kept mostly their decorative value.

In the churches the icons are placed according to the classical way of organizing the religious edifice.

Icons are also placed in the chapels, outside the villages, in the trees or ...

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The month of January in the Romanian tradition

In the folk language, the month of January is named „gerar” (Romanian: „ger”=frost), after the great frost from this month.

January is characterized by brume, coldness and ice. Though, if the weather is warm in this month, it is said that February will bring cold weather.

The celebrations of this month are:

  • January 1: The New Year (The Little Christmas), St. Vasile
  • January 5: The Boboteaza’s Eve
  • January 6: The Boboteaza (The Jordan, Jesus’ Baptism)
  • January 7: Sf. John the Baptizer (Santion)
  • January 16: St. Peter of the Wolves
  • January 16-17: The “Atanasii”
  • January 16-18: The Winter Circovi
  • January 29-31: The Winter Filipi

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