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Wednesday, 1 October 2014
The name of this day (Romanian: “Miercuri”) comes from the Latin “Mercuri Dies”, meaning “Mercury’s Day”.

St. Wednesday is an old woman, whose husband died when she was young. For this reason, she talks a lot, gets angry easily, but she calms quickly. Her house is situated in the Western side of the ... [Read more]

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Musical instruments are usually made of wood, but materials like metal, leather etc. can also be used.

The Flute

The most common musical instrument is the flute, which is connected with animal breeding, especially with sheep breeding.

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The month of October in the Romanian tradition

The month of October (called “Brumarel” in the folk tradition, as the hoarfrost begins now) announces the coming of the cold season and the works in that period consist especially in preparations for the winter.

If the leaves of the trees get yellow and fall early, this means that the next year will be rich. If it rains a lot in October, the month of December will be windy and if there's much hoarfrost or even snow, the weather in January will be fine.


The folk celebrations of this month are:

  • October 1st: St. Procoava
  • October 14th: St. Parascheve
  • October 18th: The “Lucin” (St. Luca)
  • October 25th : Sanmedru's Eve
  • October 26th: Sanmedru (St. Dimitry)
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