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For the greatest winter spectacle, head to Romania's north-western corner, in Maramures County on the 27-th of December when the "Winter Customs Festival" takes place in Sighetu Marmatiei.

For the greatest winter spectacle, head to Romania's north-western corner, in Maramures County on the of December when the "Winter Customs Festival" takes place in Sighetu Marmatiei.

Straw Bear

January - Straw Bear Festival Whittlesea, Cambridgeshire on Plough Tuesday

Traditional Romanian Mask

Traditional Romanian Mask

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Wilder Mann photographer Charles Fréger book explores ancient traditions of…

La vida rural rumana. Gran parte de Rumanía todavía está virgen y uncommercialised y todo el más hermoso y maravilloso para eso

Thats scary Romanian Rural LIfe. Much of Romania is still unspoiled and uncommercialised and all the more beautiful and wonderful for that

Romania, Moldova:  Romanian dresses are highly unique, presenting a variety of influences from the Turkish Muslims, Slavs, and even the Gypsies (Roma) throughout their long history. Moldovan costumes are highly similar (though also diverse) because of the common history, culture, and language Moldova and Romania (Wallachia) have shared. Many are quite regional, with Romanians in certain regions possessing costumes that look dramatically different from those in another county.

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This is an extremely old ritual practiced now only in a few villages in which they used special masks and dances to assure fertility and good will.

This is an extremely old ritual practiced now only in a few villages in which they used special masks and dances to assure fertility and good will.

Romania - winter traditional "Plugusorul" for the New Year

SĂRBĂTORILE DE IARNĂ LA ROMÂNII DIN REPUBLICA MOLDOVA

“Little plow” is another ancient Christmas tradition in which bands of young man starts with the plow signifying a fertility rate consisting in a wish to bring rich harvest in the coming year

ROMANIA,MARAMURES, Shepherd near Breb.While keeping an eye on her sheep this shepherd has attached her braiding work to a fence. Photo Mick Palarczyk.

MARAMURES ’Shepherd near Breb.’ While keeping an eye on her sheep this shepherd has attached her braiding work to a fence.

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