Romanian traditions in the springtime: Martisor

Romanian traditions: Martisor Martisor celebration is symbol of spring time and fertility in Romania and Bulgarian tradition.  Martisor is a small jewel or decoration attached to a red and white string and it is offered during March ( “Martie” in Romanian). Today the custom is more commercial, men offering as “martisor”s to women al sort […]

Romanian Christmas Traditions

Christmas Celebration in Romania   As I have already wrote, on December 20th, people celebrate “the Ignat Day”, the sacrificial day when the pig is slaughtered. Even if you are poor and you cannot afford a pig,  Romanians should sacrifice another animal. An old belief was that in the night before Ignat, the pig dreams […]