• Martisor – 1st of March

    Happy Martisor Day! 1st of March – the first day of Spring. On this day we celebrate the “Martisor” in Romania. It is such a nice and sweet tradition which symbolically, it is correlated to women and to fertility as a means of life and continuity. The beginnings of this tradition are still a mystery, but it is said that it originated in ancient Rome, because New Year’s Eve was celebrated on the 1st of March (Martius), the month of the war god Mars. He had a double role: both protector of agriculture and of war, so the celebration signified the rebirth of nature. The duality of symbols is kept…

  • Romanian Carols For New Year Celebrations

    Romanian Carols For New Year Celebrations

    A couple of weeks ago I shared with you a few Christmas Carols that are traditionally sang in Romania for Christmas. I wanted to share with you more but as we’ve been away for Christmas I didn’t have the opportunity. But as today is the New Year Eve I wanted to share with you one of the most popular carols that kids around Romania sing on the first day of the year. The name of this carol is SORCOVA. I don’t have a translation in English for it though but I will try and describe what it is… “Sorcova” is a special bouquet used for New Year’s wishes early New…

  • Our Christmas on the road…

    I’m still in bed..today the 29th of December! Its almost 12 o’clock and I still didn’t brush my teeth. I’m sipping a Lemsip that my hubby brought to me. It had a funny taste however. I think it was strawberry or something…I am used with lemon one. I started with a nasty cold yesterday. Anyway I am feeling sorry for myself instead of enjoying my time in bed. My break I should say. We are up north,in Dales at my sister-in-law so this gives me the opportunity to relax. My daughter loves it here and so is my husband. I however miss my bed! I want to be home in…