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The Christians in Romania are celebrating Saints Peter and Paul (Sfintii Petru si Pavel) on Thursday, June 29. They are the protectors of prisons in Romania.

The two Saints are the protectors of inmates because these people have wronged God just like the two Saints did: Peter denied Christ while Paul persecuted Christians, according to Crestinortodox.ro

Sunday, 21 May 2017 20:56

Ancient Winter Rituals

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Before Christianity and other religions took over the world, people celebrated the winter solstice as a time of spiritual reverence connected to fertility. Pagan beliefs across Europe (and beyond) had the Sun worship at its epicenter – considered the spring of life, bringer of fertility and light. Fertility was connected to good harvest, good health and marriage for young unmarried people – all of whom ensure the overall perpetuation of life.

Romania’s Bistrita-Nasaud county has set two world records on Sunday, May 14, namely one for the largest gathering of people wearing traditional Romanian costumes at the same time, and another one for the largest Romanian folk dance.

The owners of Constantin Brancusi’s sculpture The Wisdom of the Earth, considered a national treasure in the artist’s native Romania, are looking to sell the masterpiece. However, since the work is considered so important (it’s valued at €20 million) the government has the first right of refusal in any potential sale, and its lack of response in the matter has left the owners unable to sell. 

Sunday, 14 May 2017 10:31

Alexandra Nechita, a Romanian Painter

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At age 8, she sold a painting at a local library exhibition for $50. By age 10, her paintings had sold for a total of more than $1 million!
 
Sunday, 14 May 2017 10:16

Romania's People

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Foreign visitors consider Romanians among the friendliest and most hospitable people on earth. Romanians are by nature fun loving, warm, hospitable, playful, with an innate sense of humor.

Sunday, 14 May 2017 09:55

Romanian Food and Wine

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"The central characteristic of the Romanian cuisine is its great variety. It is a cuisine influenced by repeated waves of different cultures: the ancient Greeks, with whom Romanians traded; the Romans, who gave the country its name; the Saxons, who settled in southern Transylvania; the Turks, who for centuries dominated Romania; as well as Slavic and Magyar neighbors. All of these influences gradually blended into the varied and delicious Romanian culinary tradition" (Nicolae Klepper — Taste of Romania)

Wednesday, 10 May 2017 14:58

What is so special about Romanian Culture?

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Romanian culture sets itself apart from other cultures in the East European region just as it shares some elements with them. Romania's Dracula legend and its Dacian history are unique to Romania. On the other hand, Romania's Easter egg traditions and folk costumes bear some similarities with those of nearby countries.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017 14:30

Wake Up and Splash - Spring in Transylvania

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The men set off under gray clouds, marching through streets of single-story houses with red clay rooftops. Some carried traditional instruments; all of them were singing.

Electric Castle, one of the largest music festivals in Romania, has been included by British newspaper The Guardian among the European “festivals you should be booking this summer.”

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