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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing [email protected]

 

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 one million Romanians celebrate their name today, and most of them are men. The most popular names are Gheorghe, George, Georgiana, Georgeta, Gheorghita and Geta.

Saint George was born in Cappadocia, and his parents were Christian. He joined the Roman army and was promoted to the rank of military tribune and stationed as an imperial guard of the Emperor at Nicomedia.

In 303, the Emperor gave a decree by which all Christians were bound to deny faith in Christ and worship the Roman gods. Saint George refused to offer sacrifice to the Roman gods and was executed by decapitation on April 23, 303.

On this day, the Romanians decorate their houses with green branches or plants, this being a local tradition through which the locals mark the revival of nature. It is also said that the green plants keep their households safe. Also, before sunrise, people bathe in running water to be healthy all year long and to wash away all evils.

According to local superstitions, those who sleep on this day will be sleepy all year. Also, the garbage collected on this day should be put at root of the fruit trees, as it is said that this way the trees will make many fruits.

Irina Marica, [email protected]

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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing [email protected]

 

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 one million Romanians celebrate their name today, and most of them are men. The most popular names are Gheorghe, George, Georgiana, Georgeta, Gheorghita and Geta.

Saint George was born in Cappadocia, and his parents were Christian. He joined the Roman army and was promoted to the rank of military tribune and stationed as an imperial guard of the Emperor at Nicomedia.

In 303, the Emperor gave a decree by which all Christians were bound to deny faith in Christ and worship the Roman gods. Saint George refused to offer sacrifice to the Roman gods and was executed by decapitation on April 23, 303.

On this day, the Romanians decorate their houses with green branches or plants, this being a local tradition through which the locals mark the revival of nature. It is also said that the green plants keep their households safe. Also, before sunrise, people bathe in running water to be healthy all year long and to wash away all evils.

According to local superstitions, those who sleep on this day will be sleepy all year. Also, the garbage collected on this day should be put at root of the fruit trees, as it is said that this way the trees will make many fruits.

Irina Marica, [email protected]

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