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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 irina.marica@romania-insider.com.

 

St. Michael & Gabriel Day: Almost 1.5 mln Romanians celebrate their name day today

The Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel (Sfinţii Arhangheli Mihail şi Gavriil) are celebrated today, November 8, in Romania. More than 1.44 million Romanians celebrate their name day today, and most of them (816,303) are men, according to local Agerpres.

For men, the most common names are Mihai (371,106 people) and Gabriel (313,135). But those named Mihail, Mihăiţă, Mihnea, or Gavril also celebrate their name day today.

In the case of women, most are named Mihaela (367,617) and Gabriela (251,588), but the list also includes names such as Mihaiela, Mihăiţa, or Găbiţa.

The day of Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel is one of the most important religious holidays in November. According to local beliefs, the two archangels are always present in people’s lives, watching over them. As archangels, both Saint Michael and Saint Gabriel assist in the Last Judgment, are patrons of homes, burn the sins that people accumulate, and, through fasting, purify their conscience.

According to popular custom, on the day of Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel, candles are lit for both the living and those who have passed away.

Another tradition says that the Romanians shouldn’t do laundry or other work around the house on this day.

newsroom@romania-insider.com

(Photo source: Serban Enache/Dreamstime.com)

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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 irina.marica@romania-insider.com.

 

St. Michael & Gabriel Day: Almost 1.5 mln Romanians celebrate their name day today

The Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel (Sfinţii Arhangheli Mihail şi Gavriil) are celebrated today, November 8, in Romania. More than 1.44 million Romanians celebrate their name day today, and most of them (816,303) are men, according to local Agerpres.

For men, the most common names are Mihai (371,106 people) and Gabriel (313,135). But those named Mihail, Mihăiţă, Mihnea, or Gavril also celebrate their name day today.

In the case of women, most are named Mihaela (367,617) and Gabriela (251,588), but the list also includes names such as Mihaiela, Mihăiţa, or Găbiţa.

The day of Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel is one of the most important religious holidays in November. According to local beliefs, the two archangels are always present in people’s lives, watching over them. As archangels, both Saint Michael and Saint Gabriel assist in the Last Judgment, are patrons of homes, burn the sins that people accumulate, and, through fasting, purify their conscience.

According to popular custom, on the day of Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel, candles are lit for both the living and those who have passed away.

Another tradition says that the Romanians shouldn’t do laundry or other work around the house on this day.

newsroom@romania-insider.com

(Photo source: Serban Enache/Dreamstime.com)

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