“Crăciun Fericit “ means“Merry Christmas”in Romanian
How to celebrate a romanian christmasMake a star(called’’Steaua’’)out ofshiny paper and woodand attach it to abroomstich for the baderof you group to carryJang bells and rille onit ,along with a pictureof the Holy Family.
CAROLS Go from house to house until the we hours of Christmas morning The Bear Dance ‘-’URSUL’’ The bear dance can be seen on NewYear’s Eve only in Moldovia
The singing of carols is a very importantpart of Romanian Christmas festivities.Throughout the Christmas season, littleRomanian children (especially those inthe villages) visit every house in thelocality singing carols such as Steaua(The Star), Trei Pastori (The ThreeShepherds) and Mos Craciun (SantaClaus) and reciting poemsand legends tied to the festival
Christmas or Cristian Nativity isa feast celebrated on 25December. Cracium Romanian territory is one ofthe most important holidays.InRomanian folklore says that the VirginMary must give birth to the Son ofGod,walking from house to house askingpeople to offer shelter to give brith
In Romanian familes, all the women cook for three days leading upto Craciun. Christmas dinner in Romania is a rich, multi-coursemeal. On the top of the menu comes various kinds ofpork sausages, along with plumbrandy and home made pickles.Sarmale , an indispensable item for the festive dinner, comes next.This dish consists of pickled cabbage leaves stuffed with acombination of pork and beef, along with rice, pepper, thyme andother spices. Other dishes to follow are roasted pork and turkeywith red wine. The wine is consumed to celebrate the birth of Jesus.The last item is cozonaci, a cake filled with nuts and raisins. Allthe members of the extended family enjoy the feast together.