National Holidays And Ancient Traditions In Romania


Romanians, as every other nation on the Earth, celebrate all kind of holidays, whether or not they are traditional holidays or general holidays that are celebrated together with other beliefs.

Romanians are orthodox, but even if that is the case, they celebrate New Year with all of those other world, as opposed to Russians, for example, who celebrate it according to the old appointments, meaning fourteen days later. Therefore, New Year, celebrated at midnight, is an important one of the national holidays in Romania.

People all wish each other happiness and more success for the year to come. The week between Christmas and New Year is dedicated to all kinds of other traditional habits, which Romanians have. Along with the Christmas carols, groups of people go from door to door to bring positive energy and happy thoughts, and wish happiness to the hosts in a special way with the help of traditional songs and poetry.

For their greetings, the young receive not only money but also many fruits, like oranges and nut products, food and drinks for the whole community to food on in the morning. Romanian holidays are about joy and happiness, and pleased and positive thinking, especially around New Year, so that everybody could start their new year with pure thoughts and positive thinking, for a better life.

The inspiration of the Romanian holidays can be seen no matter what the vacation it is. Researchers assume that the games and the costumes around Christmas come from the holy archaic ceremonies, which are dedicated to the rebirth of divinity. For example, one of the Romanian customs is called “Plugusorul” (the little plough).

It is performed on the first day of a new year. Groups of boys go from house to house with a adorned plough pulled by oxen. They snap the beat and say a special poetry, which describes the levels of wheat growth, and harvest and it ends with wishing the hosts great for the year that has just started.

On New Year, the sky opens and there is a holy bond created between God and humans, a spiritual bond. Domestic animals talk to one another, and there is belief that the animals can foresee the luck of their owner in the year to come.

Another national Romanian holiday is what they call “Boboteaza” which is celebrated on Economy is shown 6. This is the day when the immersion of Jesus by Joan the baptizer was performed. Romanians go to church and take holy water, which is considered required for healing and cleansing the body.

They also say that this is the day when the sky opens and God can actually make sure. The priests bless the water and the animals, the fields, they bless the people and the waters every year on this particular day. In towns, young people use to throw buckets of cold water on each other in front of the feature in the yard. They believe that it will keep them safe from diseases, and they’ll sprinkle holy water on each other at the church exit.

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