Bucovina – Meet Romania

Bucovina – Meet Romania

The Northern part of Moldavia is known by the name of Bucovina (sometimes written Bukovina). Preserving history is one of the main features of this special region. If you like to visit medieval castles and fortresses, Bucovina is a region where you will have the opportunity to admire a few.One of the most famous touristic attraction is SUCEAVA fortress. It was first mentioned in 1388 but it was later transformed into a residence castle by Alexandru cel Bun and Stephen the Great (15th Continue reading

Meet Romania – visit Transilvania

One of the largest regions in Romania is Transylvania having 55,146 km2. It is placed between Oriental and Meridional and Western Carpathians. The Transylvanian Plateau is situated at a height having 300 - 490 m in average. The old history of this region shows that the most of the Free Dacian tribes lived in these mountains and highlands. After the Geto-Dacian tribes were united in a single state, its capital was chosen in Orastie Mountains (on territory of Transylvania). Following the two wars Continue reading

Romanian Religious Traditions

The belief in Resurrection and immortality is prevalent in orthodox religion. Romanians do the so-called „charities” for their deads by cooking different specific meals for each celebration. The most important is Coliva, a sweet wheat porridge which is cooked everytime someone dies, for the funerals or on a religious celebration, when the deads are mentioned. The „coliva” is placed on a plate, decorated with the cross sign on top and is brought to the church for the priest's blessing. The Continue reading

Romanian Christmas

A white Christmas full of joy near a fire tree, decorated with many colored lights, is a wonderful dream for everybody. For Christians living all over the world it is the greatest religious event of the year. In Romania, people still keep alive wonderful Christmas (Craciun) traditions for celebrating Christ's birth. In the folk culture there are 12 holy days between December 25 and January 6 (when it is celebrated Boboteaza - when water is transformed into wine and has miraculous healing power). Continue reading

BANAT – Meet Romania

BANAT – Meet Romania

Part of Transylvanian historic province, Banat is placed in the Western side between Meridional Carpathians, Danube, Tisza and Mures rivers. It has an area covering 18,966 km2. This ancient region is a model of good relations between Romanians, Hungarians, Germans, Serbians, Jews and Gypsies who are living together for many centuries and even became relatives during the time. All natives in Banat are proud, honest people, having a great sense of respect for their traditions. Their folk music and Continue reading