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New Year’s Eve Celebrations in Romania

Are you planning to spend the New Year’s Eve in Romania?  If so, you might be surprised about our great offerings and the fun things that you can do here during the Winter holidays.  Below I will share some of the most interesting events, places to stay and things to do on the New Year’s Eve in Romania.  Are you …

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Christmas Traditions and Customs in Romania

Christmas is highly awaited by numerous people, especially children, all over the world.  Thanks to this important feast, you get to spend more time with your family, visit the church, eat some delicious food, go caroling, plus give and receive gifts.  Of course, every Christian country, and even different region within the same country, celebrate this great holiday in their …

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St. Andrew’s Day – the Story Behind Romanian Halloween

On November 30th, Romanians celebrate the annual Day of St. Andrew, also known as a… “Romanian Halloween”.   St. Andrew has been a long-time disciple of St. John the Baptist (who baptized Jesus).  He was also the one who was first called on to recognize Messiah, and since then he became famous as the “first called”.  It is also believed that St. …

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Dracula’s Castle on Halloween

When you hear the word ‘Romania’, the first thing that you probably think about is of a miraculous, mysterious, grandiose castle?  I’m sure you are.  I won’t be wrong saying that you’re thinking of the Bran Castle – or the Dracula’s Castle, as it’s most commonly known to anyone outside of Romania. This castle is located on top of a …

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5 Most Popular Romanian Superstitions

The Romanian superstitions emerged many centuries ago, and came to us from our ancestors.  It was in this way that our forebears tried to explain all the bizarre and strange happenings that took place around them.  When science was not yet widely available – all sorts of unusual explanations were commonly invented.  Some of them are really funny, while others are …

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Zacuscă – a Romanian Winter Delicacy

In Romania, Zacusca is one of the most popular winter-preparation traditions, because you can store it in jars and they will feed you until the arrival of spring.  It is made from different vegetables, but the most famous of them is the eggplant.  This is everyone’s favorite when it’s cold outside.  Maybe it will become yours, too! Let’s start with …