Saint Michael and Saint Gabriel (Sfinţii Arhangheli Mihail şi Gavril) are celebrated today, November 8, in Romania. It is the name day of those called...

Traditions and superstitions in Romania on Saint Ilie’s day

The Romanian Orthodox Church celebrates Saint Ilie on July 20, a miracle worker and one of the most important prophets in the Old Testament. Similar...

Romanians celebrate Saints Peter and Paul today. Traditions and superstitions

The Christians in Romania celebrate the Saints Peter and Paul (Sfintii Petru si Pavel) today, June 29, the two saints who are said to...

Saints Constantine and Helen: Over 1.7 mln Romanians celebrate their name day today

The Romanians celebrate the Saints Constantine and Helen today, May 21, two of the most important saints in the Orthodox calendar. Also, more than 1.75...

Saint George Day: How many Romanians celebrate their name day today?

Every year on April 23 the Romanians celebrate Saint George (Sfantul Gheorghe in Romanian), one of the most important saints in the Orthodox calendar. Nearly...

Romania’s Martisor tradition: Most popular “martisoare” and what they mean

The tradition of martisor marks the beginning of spring and changing of seasons in Romania, being just the first of a series of celebrations...

The men who made the Union: Cuza’s reforms laid the foundation of modern Romania

Romania celebrates this year 100 years since the Great Union of December 1, 1918. However, it was the "Small Union" in 1859 that laid...

Romania’s first woman minister, a Harvard-educated physician

The recent appointment of Viorica Dancila as Romania’s first woman prime minister was an opportunity to look at how women are represented in local...

Saint John’s Day marks the end of winter holidays in Romania

Christians in Romania celebrate John the Baptist on January 7, the saint who baptized Jesus in the Jordan River. Saint John’s Day is one...

Local traditions: Priests bless the waters on Epiphany Day in Romania

The Epiphany (Boboteaza in Romanian), which is celebrated annually on January 6, is one of the most important religious celebrations among Romanian Christians. This holiday...

photoWelcoming the New Year in Romania the traditional way

While New Year’s Eve is celebrated in cities with parties at home, in bars and pubs, or in various resorts, in the countryside the...

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