Flowers Festival

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Flowers Festival

  1. 1. Flowers Festival
  2. 2. <ul><li>The Flowers Festival is a </li></ul><ul><li>syncretic holiday, combining </li></ul><ul><li>beliefs or practices, which </li></ul><ul><li>take place on that Sunday </li></ul><ul><li>that comes before Easter. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>It is dedicated to </li></ul><ul><li>the Roman </li></ul><ul><li>Goddess of </li></ul><ul><li>Flowers. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>During the day Romanians </li></ul><ul><li>go to the church with a </li></ul><ul><li>young branch from a </li></ul><ul><li>willow tree to be sanctified. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Then the people </li></ul><ul><li>embellish the </li></ul><ul><li>windows and the </li></ul><ul><li>doors with them. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>It is said that the </li></ul><ul><li>willow branches </li></ul><ul><li>symbolize the </li></ul><ul><li>fertility of spring. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>On this day nobody works </li></ul><ul><li>and people eat fish. They </li></ul><ul><li>symbolize the fertility. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>The little March, a tiny jewel made </li></ul><ul><li>of tin with a red and white cord is </li></ul><ul><li>hung in a wild rose or in a </li></ul><ul><li>blossomed fruit tree. </li></ul>

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