Romanian Traditions on May 1st – May Day

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In pre-Christian period, May 1st was a major celebration for the people of old Europe. Different nations celebrated the beginning of the summer, the idea of rebirth of nature, not infrequently marked by drink, dance and fun. Many ancient customs associated with May Day come from the old Roman festival of flowers (the worship of […]

Romanian Spring Traditions (part 2) – Woman’s Day and Mucenici


We continue our spring celebration streak with a wonderful and loving yearly event, Mother’s Day. This day is celebrated since 1977, voted by the UN as International Woman’s Day, and is today celebrated by over 60 countries. In Romania, at schools, we would take pictures that are made into Mother’s Day cards, we make small […]