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, ┬áRomanians should sacrifice another animal. An old belief was that in the night before Ignat, the pig dreams […]

Romanian customs and traditions- Ignatius

Ignatius takes place every year on December 20th. It is one of the oldest Romanian traditions that coincides with the feast day Saint Ignatius Martyr, thus gaining a religious significance. The custom of sacrificial pig is a pre-Christian tradition rooted in the ritual slaughter at the end of a year for the welfare of year […]