Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Romanian Winter Traditions / Traditii Romanesti























































During winter solstice, when the sun is weak and frost and dryness take over, Romanian peasants conceived ceremonies to help the Sun and Nature to overcome this "temporary crisis." 
Romania is a country with a long and complicated history. 
It also has a variety of customs, traditions and holidays.
Within South Eastern Europe however, Romania preserved a significant number of traditional customs and celebrations manifest within the strong community of the village.

Peasants possessed a deep knowledge of the way to tend the earth. They had the ability to enjoy life and to dream into the future. They were regular observers of the feasts for the earth, their cattle, the flowers and crops, and the overall beauty of living.
The Romanian customs can be divided into family customs, calendar-based customs and religious customs. They represent a "triptych" marked by the three major life changes: birth, marriage and death.

 December 10, 2011 - Village Museum - Bucharest






63 comments:

Valeriu Ungureanu said...

Superbe imagini...

Michel dit Tonton Mitch' said...

Super.
Un beau voyage.

Traveling Hawk said...

masti colorate si ochi limpezi de copii...foarte frumos

Bibliotecaru said...

Excelente...
Am vrut să aleg o poză reprezentativă pe care să o comentez, dar nu am avut cum, toate sunt excelente.

ADRIAN said...

Perfect images. What wonderful colour and beautiful people.

Marek said...

La tradición muy curiosa y las fotos bonitos. Enhorabuena

rusbianca said...

Fotografiile sunt foarte bine realizate si pe langa asta exprima o bucata din istoria traditiilor romanesti. Felicitari! Cat mai multe pentru ochii nestiutori!

villa said...

Imposible reflejar mejor la espectacularidad de estas fiestas tan tradicionales. Felicidades.

Saludos desde Salamanca.

Rick Forrestal said...

Great photos.
I love this series . . . the traditions, the colors, those faces. Thanks for sharing.

Angela Häring-Christen said...

Great serie of pictures which shows me your tradition.
I think tradition is important for a country.
Greetings from Switzerland
Angela

Luis Gomez said...

Awesome images Wind! Beautiful work.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

gorgeous shots of romanian tradition.

thanks so much for sharing.

hope your day is going well.

Andrés Cózar said...

Buenisimo reportaje, lleno de luz y color.
Salud_2

ANRAFERA said...

Thank you Wind for these bring over theirs interesting traditions of your country.
The photographies are excellent and give fé of this tradition: birth, marriage and death.
It is a pleasure to happen for your blog and to contemplate these good works.
Cordial greeting from Spain.
Ramon

Sue said...

Really interesting. Thanks for sharing these great photos.

=)

Leovi said...

Beautiful series with magnificent portraits and gorgeous colors and lights, I like them all. Greetings Wind.

Roger Gauthier said...

Wonderful! Not only it gives an idea of the culture, but the photos themselves are more than good. Some portraits (the young girl...) are astonishing.

Good work...

Trevor said...

Wonderful images of culture and tradition....

-Trevor

Windsmoke. said...

Bonza photos, i especially like the faces in photos 2, 5, 8, 15, 24:-).

Robert Geiss said...

Wonderful where alike is possible, where history is kept alive in such a beautiful way.

And yes, the portraits are indeed amazing, like the 'eyes' most. Please have a good Wednesday.

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gloW said...

Beautiful colors. Magnificant photos. Brovo!

Cloudia said...

Vă mulţumim pentru vizitarea, prietene! Cum aş fi putut-aţi pierdut acest post MARE!
Bunica mea sa născut în România, a venit in America ca o fetiţă.
Mă bucur că ai şi i-am cunoscut, varul, Vânt



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Fram Actual said...

I think I could write a few thousand words about this series of photographs, Wind. Instead, I will write just a very few: I love the subtly and the symbolism of the masks; I love the faces of the people and all their wonderful expressions; I love the costumes, especially the military uniforms, which have been made over, shall we say, into more seasonal attire.

Once a month, maybe more often, I comment that you are a most excellent representative of your country and its history and traditions. I say it again.

As for the quality of the photographs, I am a broken record: They are technically terrific and artistically spectacular.

Ruth B. said...

Very interesting and wonderful serie.

Greetings

abbilbal said...

Şi uite aşa a trecut 2011 pe uliţa noastră.

Tina´s PicStory said...

thanks for joining us :) have a great week!

Mircea Florescu said...

superb

aA said...

imi era dor de pozele tale! superbe capturi, wind. la tine profesionalismul e deja obicei!

Rebecca said...

I love seeing these photos to the traditions. Thanks you for sharing them. I love your portrait shots too.

Doru said...

Excepţionale (şi mi se pare insuficient cuvântul) imagini!
Mulţumesc!

Max Peter said...

Cu inima deschisă, meritaţi o adâncă plecăciune pentru această prezentare, o adevărată încântare!

adriana said...

la fel ca max peter am gandit si eu. nu numai ca sunt pline de culoare si simboluri aceste imagini dar sunt si pline de viata. Felicitari!

Dianne said...

what wonderful faces!
thank you for sharing all these magical photos

tu1074 said...

Minunate tradiții în fotografii superbe !
În rest e fără cuvinte!

DANI said...

Minunate portrete, minunati ochi, stralucitoare costume !!! Multumesc !!!

Jaymi said...

wow what a great series of photos! I love the 4th one, really beautiful portrait!

fredamans said...

Stunning photography!

CARMEN said...

fotografiile tale sunt fascinante! traditiile satesti de iarna sunt atât de bine surprinse în aceste imagini încât te provoaca si fac curios, chiar daca nu cunosti aceste datini, vei dori sa le cunosti. Acesta era mesajul, nu? Traditia nu are voie sa dispara!
Happy WW!

LV said...

What a wonderful post on the traditions and cultures of your country. Loved seeing it as I would never know about it any other way.

Lori said...

You have captured these so well! They are very beautiful photos!

mary said...

I so love to learn other customs. It is different when you just read it in books without photos. And your photos are beautiful I have to take a look closely to register it in my mind. Thanks for sharing!

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Stunning photographs! Thanks so much for sharing them.

Happy Rednesday!

msdewberry said...

Awesome set of photos and fascinating as well. I especially love the portrait photos, they are wonderful.
Merry Christmas!

Emily said...

What stunning images! Thank you for sharing your images and information and for linking up with Tones on Tuesday!

Leah H. said...

Beautiful and very meaningful..Thank's for sharing..


Visiting for WW! Hope you can visit mine too:)

http://www.cassandrasminicorner.com/2011/12/wednesday-whites-food-steamer.html

cypy said...

ce ochi frumosi are fetita din poza 4

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I love the colorful costumes!

SOMETHING RED

Something cherry, something blue,
Something scarlet just for you;
Something blazing as the sun,
Something red when day is done.


© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Desert reds here and here

Y. Ikeda said...

Dear my friend, Wind,
Thank you for visiting my blog and worrying me. I am OK.
It's always a astonishing to visit your fantastic blog and take a look at your great photos.
Your country is so beautiful!
Have a wonderful day,
Yoshi

Alissu said...

E frumos sa vezi ca in unele locuri inca se mai pastreaza traditia.Asa arata Romania adevarata.

Celia na Italia said...

Great traditions and beautiful photos!

Pinx said...

it is so nice to see another culture, even though it is just through your photo blog! was here for Wednesday Whites!

Ignacio Santana said...

Felices Fiestas!!!

Un abrazo enorme, Daliana!!! ;)

Lara @ Uproad said...

beautiful Romania!

ftk said...

buna as dori si eu un schimb de link daca se poate cu http://filmedivix.com/ lasa-mi un com

Tammie Lee said...

wonderful to see your traditions
the clothing and cloth in general is gorgeous as are the buildings and smiling people.

Rizalenio said...

What a fascinating tradition. Very colorful characters. Happy holidays! :)

Costin Comba said...

traditii care se pierd usor-usor. tinerii, cei care ar trebui sa le duca mai departe, isi fac rostul prin tar straine. se intorc de acolo cu ale conceptii si fara dorinta de a mai pastra traditiile.
Imaginile sunt impresionante

Anonymous said...

Superbe fotografii, culorii vii, instantanee bine surpinse, obiceiuri ancestrale si dragi sufletului, ...toate mi-au incalzit inima in seara asta cu ploaie rece.
Multumesc si felicitari!

raya said...

i so love your photos!! great job! welcome to Wednesday Whites. Visiting as a host and from my entry, http://culturemedley.com/2011/12/13/pandanon-island-bohol-a-hidden-paradise/

Robert Manz said...

wonderfully warm, Wind ! what bright colors and rich traditions. best for a good Winter to you. Robert

Claudia said...

Impresionante imagini, felicitari!



Craciun fericit si un An Nou prosper!

Mihai Olteanu said...

ce frumos, ce frumos!

ada said...

Foarte frumoase fotografiile ... le-am gasit cu greu dupa aproape un an de zile de cautari ...Multumesc in numele ansamblului Miorita din Piatra Soimului, jud. Neamt.

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