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...

Saint Stephen: Over 470,000 Romanians celebrate their name day

Over 472,000 Romanians celebrate their name day on Saint Stephen’s Day (December 27), according to official data. Most of those celebrated on this day are...

Celebrating Christmas the Romanian way: traditions and special dishes

In Romania, Christmas is about a lot more than decorating the Christmas trees and offering gifts. The country is well known for its numerous...

Bucharest to host monument dedicated to Jewish heroes who fought for Romania in WWI

The Romanian Senate adopted on Monday, December 18, a legislative proposal on building a commemorative monument dedicated to Jewish heroes who gave their lives...

History: 20 facts about Romania’s last king

Although he lived most of his life in exile, the late King Michael of Romania will always have a special place in the hearts...

Romania’s King Michael, Queen Elizabeth’s cousin, had blood ties to major European Royal Houses

King Michael I, Romania's last sovereign, was a great-grandson of Queen Victoria and a third-degree cousin of Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain, but...

Romanian spring tradition included on UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list

The Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage has decided that the Romanian tradition of Martisor meets all the conditions to be...

Superstitions and traditions on St. Andrew, the protector of Romania

Romanian Orthodox believers celebrate on November 30 Saint Andrew (Sfantul Andrei), the saint considered the protector of Romania. St. Andrew’s Day is one of the most...

Romanian city, first in the world illuminated with kerosene lamps, 160 years ago

Back in 1857, namely 160 years ago, Romania's capital Bucharest made history as the first city in the world illuminated with kerosene lamps. The year...
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Sumedru’s fire, the Romanian tradition before the day of Saint Dumitru

The Romanians celebrate Saint Dumitru on October 26, this being one of the most important religious holidays of the fall. Many traditions have survived for...

King Michael of Romania turns 96, Bucharest events mark anniversary

King Michael I, Romania’s last monarch, is celebrating his 96th birthday on October 25. To mark the event, the Romanian Royal House is organizing...

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