Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Christmas In Romania

The tradition in Romania is for children to travel from house to 
house singing carols and reciting poetry and legends throughout the
Christmas season. The leader carries a large wooden star called a 
steaua, which is covered with shiny paper and decorated with bells 
and colored ribbon. A picture of the Holy Family is pasted in the 
star's center, and the entire creation is attached to a broomstick or 
stout pole. In Romania, Christmas and mid-winter celebrations last 
from 20th December to 7th January. The 20th is when people
 celebrate St. Ignatius's Day. It is traditional that if the family keep 
pigs, one is killed on this day. The meat from the pig is used in the 
Christmas meals.
The Christmas celebrations really begin on Christmas Eve, 24th, 
when it's time to decorate the Christmas Tree. This is done in the 
evening of Christmas Eve. In Romanian, Christmas Eve is called
 'Ajunul Craciunului'.

1 comment:

  1. It is so interesting to read about all these different traditions! Bravo to Konstantinos and Nick! Manolis, continue your text and publish it quickly, hehe! :-)