Maramures and its places – I

 Maramures and its amazing places – I     I just came a while ago from Maramures, the most Nordic point on Romanian map and this  is an experience should be shared, but mostly to be lived. I went to find some accommodation to suite my taste: traditional, but still having good facilities. What started […]

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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 […]

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Romanian customs and traditions- Ignatius
Slanina - Romanian traditional bacon

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 […]

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