The Village Museum – Folklore part 2

Here’s the last post on the Village Museum visit on Dragobete, the Romanian Valentine’s Day. The celebrations ended with a beautiful traditional songs and dances concert held by artists from different regions of the country. Two of them were from Oltenia, where I grew up, which brought back nice memories. Notice the traditional costumes once again, carefully handmade (usually), each of them with regional particularities that I am, unfortunately, not able to discern and/or explain. Enjoy!

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This concludes the Village Museum on Dragobete photography set. I hope you enjoyed it as much as we did, it was an extremely fun day and I’m looking forward to going back to the Museum for their next organized activities (cooking and photography)!

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The Village Museum – Cooking Contest

This tiny cooking contest was fun, it was just about making forms out of dough, but everyone enjoyed it, and I even got to go home with  food and a jar of jam!

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Cheers everyone! Next up, WWI reenactment crew! 🙂

The Village Museum – Folklore part 1

While walking around the village, we noticed everyone was gathering around a particular house. In front of this house, we saw our first Dragobete “attraction”. Teenagers, wearing traditional clothes, singing and dancing a traditional song, saying goodbye to a harsh winter, welcoming a beautiful spring, and most of all, celebrating love. With flowers in their hair and hands, they celebrated Dragobete in front of a delighted crowd.

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Next up, some shots from around the village!