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      Throughout the year, Romanians celebrate their ancient heritage, changing seasons, religious holidays and life-cycle events, such as birth, marriage and death, with festivals that have remained unchanged for centuries. Some of Europe’s most traditional folkways are meticulously preserved here, with young celebrants wearing the same costumes and dancing the same steps to tunes played on instruments traditional to their forefathers since time immemorial.
           Festivals provide wonderful opportunities for visitors to experience the amalgam of the people who make up this country ? whose Latin roots dating from the Roman Empire make it unique in East-Central Europe.The people refer to the month of September as “rapciune”, meaning the beginning of the cold period, but also “viniceriu”, because September remains the month of grapes.The month of October (called “Brumarel” in the folk tradition, as the hoarfrost begins now) announces the coming of the cold season and the works in that period consist especially in preparations for the winter. If the leaves of the trees get yellow and fall early, this means that the next year will be rich. If it rains a lot in October, the month of December will be windy and if there`s much hoarfrost or even snow, the weather in January will be fine.
             The folk tradition refers to the month of November as “Brumar” or “Promorar”. In the Romanian language, the words “bruma” and “promoroaca” mean “hoarfrost”. It is the month when the hoarfrost can often be seen. In some folk poems, an interesting character can be found – he kisses the flowers, thus making them wither. November is also called the month of wines (“Vinar” or “Vincer”). The preparations for the winter season which have been begun in October become more and more intense in November, the month which ends the autumn. .
           Harvest Day Festival (Ziua Recoltei) 14 October
Autumn harvesting is celebrated across the country with traditional festivals – many of them tracing their roots couple hundreds years ago. In romanian village, in every ethnographic region (Moldova,Transilvania,Tara Romaneasca),we celebrates the harvest in October with folk dances and rituals.

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