Dragobete fericit! / Happy Dragobete!

Zilele sunt frumoase, vremea s-a mai incalzit, semn ca vine primavara! O asteptam cu nerabdare si cu dragoste in suflete!

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Days are sunny, weather is warmer, spring is coming! We are eagerly waiting for it, with love in our hearts!
"Dragobete is a traditional Romanian holiday celebrated on February 24. Dragobete was the son of Baba Dochia, which stands for the main character in the pagan myth related to spring arrival and the end of the harsh winter.
The day is particularly known as "the day when the birds are betrothed". It is around this time that the birds begin to build their nests and mate. On this day, considered locally the first day of spring, boys and girls gather vernal flowers and sing together. Maidens used to collect the snow that lay on the ground in many villages and then melt it, using the water in magic potions throughout the rest of the year. Those who take part in Dragobete customs are supposed to be protected from illness, especially fevers, for the rest of the year. If the weather allows, girls and boys pick snowdrops or other early spring plants for the person they are courting. In Romania, Dragobete is known as a day for lovers, rather like Valentine's Day." (Wikipedia)




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