Sunday, 24 February 2013

Romanian Love Celebration

We celebrate love on the 24th of February, on Dragobete, the name of which comes from dragoste, the Romanian word for love.

The legend goes that Dragobete was the son of Baba Dochia who was an old woman living in Romania’s magnificent mountains. More about the many legends woven around this holiday you can find here.

The same as Imbolc, this legend has many things to do with the coming of spring, which in our country comes in like a lion and goes away like a lamb. This celebration in itself is something like Imbolc and St Valentine's merged into one day.

We, Romanians, still have to surpass the evil turns of the Babe (Romanian word), which are the days between the 1st and the 8th of March, and spring may begin.


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