Celebrating Easter in Romania

Celebrating Easter in Romania

Easter is celebrated for a week in most countries, where every day starting from Palm Sunday to Easter Monday each held individually. However in Romania during the Easter holiday only Black Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday is celebrated. This holiday remains the most important religious celebrations of the nation which includes preparations and several rituals. Commonly it is a time for a major housecleaning and preparing traditionally Easter dishes. The men do work aro... [ read more ]

Sighisoara festivals II

Sighisoara festivals II

Sighisoara has an incredible cultural life that can be explored through its famous annual festivals. Sighisoara festivals are not only an attraction for the locals but also for tourists that have the chance to discover another way of celebrating culture and art. Film festival, Bras Band festival animate everything in Sighisoara medieval fortress. Sighisoara Film festival In 2009, the first Romanian film festival was organized in Sighisoara. Thee place was not chosen by chance, Sighisoara bei... [ read more ]

Specific tastes and flavors in Cluj

Specific tastes and flavors in Cluj

Finally after spending so much time visiting the main attraction sights in Cluj and outside of it we get to the point that I personally adore so much. As you will soon discover, people in Cluj and in Romanialove to eat and especially to prepare the most amazing recipes. Therefore, I guess a post on the specific tastes and flavors in Cluj could be of great help to you. General overview Located at the crossroads of civilizations, Ardeal (the region where Cluj is located) represents a true symb... [ read more ]

Not to be missed in Transilvania

Not to be missed in Transilvania

I think that that this particular historic region is the most famous and known part of Romanian all around the world. The explanation is quite simple: it is the place where you will find Dracula’s Castle and who hasn’t heard of Dracula? I also think that you will find relatively few Romanians to tell you that this is the most important aspect about Transilvania. Why? Because this is such a beautiful region, rich in culture and history and with amazing cities that Dracula’s Castle doesn... [ read more ]

Most beautiful small towns in Moldova

Most beautiful small towns in Moldova

Ok. These may not be your first choice if you ever decide to visit the historical Romanian region known as Moldova. Iasi should be by far the first item on your list, there’s no arguing there. But there are also smaller towns just as welcoming and attractive. These are the most beautiful small towns in Moldova, special, cozy places where traditions are still treasured and people have not found you the meaning of the word “stress”. Got your attention? Stay with me a little longer and at t... [ read more ]

Bran - A traditional resort

Bran – A traditional resort

I know I have told you this already but I have to repeat myself. Bran does not revolve only around Dracula and its castle. In fact, Bran is a very traditional resort, where you can experience folk and popular practices and events that have been taking place since time immemorial. The inhabitants of Bran are very fond of these traditions and people all over the country come to see them since they’re truly special events. The Cheese and Pastrami Festival Every year, at the beginning of Oct... [ read more ]

Romanians’ weirdest superstitions

Romanians’ weirdest superstitions

I think that if anyone started to gather all Romanian superstitions in one book, they would have to write hundreds of pages. There are all kinds of superstitions, related to good luck, misfortune, Christmas and Easter, getting married, giving birth, even dying. What is interesting about them is that even if it might seem to you weirdest superstitions ever, there are people in Romania that just can’t do without them. Superstitions are a part of everyday life, even supported by the Orthodox ... [ read more ]

The oldest traditions in Romania

The oldest traditions in Romania

Everywhere you go in this world you come across strange activities and events that you might not understand but that are really important to the people involved. So, you just stay there, happy to see something different and you grab at the chance to ask some local “What’s going on here?”. And, then, he will proudly tell you about the event, its origin, why they are doing it and so on. Indeed, people are, generally, very proud of their unique customs and Romanians make no exception to this ... [ read more ]