Romanian Customs & Traditions

Maramures is the region where Easter traditions remained unchanged for centuries. People have prevented the mists of time to lay over their inheritances. Easter traditions from historical Maramures are simple. Religious people divide their time between work around the house and prayers. According to the tradition it is not good…
True ambassadors of Romanian folk dance, the young students of the “Craitele” (Princesses) ensemble from "Florica Cristoforeanu" Cultural Center in Ramnicu Sarat, Buzau County obtained third place in the International Folk Dance Competition held in Venice, Italy, late March 2016. The group is coordinated by dance teacher Nicu Dinu and…
Creator of an art of great richness and originality, Romanian people forged artistic treasures of great fantasy in the field of wood sculpturing. With simple tools like an ax, a saw, or the adze, the clamp, the knife, the chisel, the compass, and other traditional ones, the pattern pyrobrapher, over…
 The ’Martisor’, (march trinket),a beautiful tradition continued for centuries on the lands of our country, is celebrated on the first day of March, considered to be the first month of spring. The March Trinket beautiful tradition is also kept in other neighboring countries like Bulgaria, Albania and Macedonia. The origins…
Is the Romanian ‘Cobza’, the ancient Thracian lyre’? Fact or ‘food for thought’ for those who could bring the past into the present, through elements that kept alive any people guarding its tradition through music and instruments. About this parallel, we exchanged a few ideas with journalist Miron Manega and…
During the year, the popular calendar includes a series of celebrations, some of which are dedicated to grape-vines. The first one is vineyards’ ’Arezan’ and it is marked at the beginning of the year. The holiday is also known as the ’Trifanit’ or the ’Gurban’ of vineyards or vines. In…
MARANGOZ - carpenter craftsmen skilled in processing wood of vessels or of small boats, as boats or canotca. The ‚Canotca’, often compared with the Venetian gondola, brings to current date the Danube Delta's long forgotten traditions, combining the stability offered by a canoe with the comfort asked by the tourists.…
The shoemaker profession was taught in the family and was continued from father to son. Before 1989 one could live humanely from its practice. The Dacian shoes inherited from the Dacians, were worn in the countryside. Today, these type of shoes reached to be museum objects or "souvenirs" for foreign…
Pottery is an ancient occupation, which was practiced in ancient, long forgotten times, on our lands, testimony being the beautiful ceramic vessels from the Neolithic era, when in Romania has developed a remarkable civilization. Pottery is a demanding occupation, requiring strength, skill and special knowledge, therefore, pottery is an art…
‘The Worn Dance’of the Capalna girls, a unique and spectacular dance, in spirals, winding lines and circles, with a melody line and lyrics devoted to love, is a brand of Alba County, specifically of the Little Tarnava’s Valley, being a dance well known nationally and not only. Photo: Catalin Cadan…

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