Folk masks Symbols of a civilisation older than time itself
Sunday, 1 March 2015
At the Romans, this day was dedicated to the Sun (lat.: Solis Dies). Then, the day was dedicated to Jesus Christ. That’s the reason for which the Romanian name of this day (Romanian: “Duminica”) comes from the Latin “Dominis Dies”, meaning “The Lord’s Day”. Duminica is the only day of the week which has a ... [Read more]
The furniture of the old peasant houses was very simple and adapted to its functions. The peasant house had 1-3 rooms, which determined a certain scheme of the furniture, depending of the other inner elements. This scheme is common for all Romanian houses – the furniture is placed near the walls and some pieces are hanged on the ...
The old name of March, ”martisor”, reminds the traditional custom of celebrating the spring by wearing red and white colored braids. The Romanian word “martisor” comes from “matisor” (the buds which appear in spring time).