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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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