Romanian Traditional Folk Art Embroidery  http://www.pinterest.com/patarosie/the-romanian-blouse/

The symbol for the Sun god / goddess, creator of the Sacred Hearth, giver of life, is a central motif in the designs of many cultures of the Slavic & Baltic regions.

Traditional Costumes from Central Banat-sub ethnographic Deta and Ciacova, Romania

A Romanian Popular Costume from the plains of the Banat area, my region.

The Romanian Blouse, waiting for spring flowers to bloom. A detail from a shirt of Tinutul Padurenilor in Batrina, Hunedoara.

The Romanian Blouse, waiting for spring flowers to bloom. A detail from a shirt of Tinutul Padurenilor in Batrina, Hunedoara.

Placinta (Plăcintă) is Romanian and Moldavian traditional Placenta Cake.

Placinta (Plăcintă) is Romanian and Moldavian traditional Placenta Cake.

traditional Romanian rug, probably from the Gorj region

My partner is Romanian and I have discovered some lovely, happy colourful Romanian crafts incl the delightful rugs, esp the floral rugs, abd those with birds/animals.

Traditional hand painted Easter eggs from Bucovina, Romania.

A tradition is to paint boiled eggs for the Easter meal, everyone grabs an egg and tries to break the others with it, before the actual hit each person confirms the rebirth of Jesus Christ.

Romania is a rich country when it comes to traditions and superstitions. Modern Romanians only keep a few of them, but many of the old traditions can be disco

Winter holidays and Christmas traditions in Romania: the Bear dance, the Masked carolers and the Goat - Romania Insider

romania illustrated map

Illustrated map of touristy Romania made by Madalina Andronic. More about Madalina, here, here and here.

Romanian food, while holding it's own distinct characteristics, also borrows from surrounding countries and cultures which it has been influenced by. You can see examples of Ottoman, German, Bulgarian and Serbian influence in the local dishes. This unique blend, along with the tradition of making use of what's seasonally available, means Romanian food is unique and as I found out- quite delicious.

Top 6 Must Try Romanian Dishes

Women's costume from county of Dolj

The Eliznik website is dedicated to the study of the traditional peasant culture in Romanian and Bulgaria

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