How does Romania celebrate the first day of spring?

Mărțișorul is a Romanian holiday that takes place on the first of March and celebrates the spring. The word mărțișor is the diminutive of Martie (March) and stands for a red and white string with a hanging adornment. At the beginnings, the talisman used to be a coin that represented the Sun. Mărțișor was also made of […]

Romania’s own love celebration day. Traditions and superstitions on Dragobete

Dragobete is the Romanian equivalent of Valentine’s day, a traditional holiday celebrated on February 24. According to popular legends, Dragobete is Baba Dochia’s son (the Old Dokia), a figure identified with the return of spring. He is described as a handsome lover who used to seduce all the girls coming his way. He was the Dacian god […]