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...

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...

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