What important historical eventsare these dates connected with? August 27th, 1991 Moldova declared its independence August 31st, 1991 Moldova celebrates the Language Day Moldovan July 29th, 1994 constitution was adopted
Population: 3.4 million, excluding the estimatedTransnistrian population of 580 000. Ethnic Groups in % (September 17, 2009) 2% 1% 5% 6% Moldovan/romanian 8% Ukrainian Russian Gagauz 78% Bulgarian others
Moldovan people can boast of their culture and national traditions.
Museum Exhibits the musiciansthe wedding couple
CASA MARE An old and nice tradition, that can fascinate each visitor in Moldova. In each house exists a nice and comfortable room named “CASA MARE.” It will be only opened to visitors, who are rarely expected.
Mileştii Mici cellar complex is the largest in the world.
Wine tastings are offered in most Moldovan cellars.In 2007 Mileştii Mici winecellars were noted inGuinness World Records2007 Yearbook, for havingthe largest (2 million) winecollections in the world.
The national sport in Moldova? Oină is a Romanian traditionalThe national sport of Moldova sport, similar in many ways to baseballis trânta - a kind of wrestling. and lapta.
Moldovan cuisine The most common is “mamaliga” – a maize porridge or polenta with a fine and delicious taste. "Mamaliga" is served together with diced meat, cheese, fried meat, cream, etc.
There is rarely a holiday without cabbage rollsThe people of Moldova are famous for their endless hospitality. Placinta
You know you are Moldovan if...People have a quizzical look on their face when you tell them where you are fromYou usually have to explain where/what your country is
You know you are Moldovan if...You have a significant number of acquaintances who work abroad illegally
You know you are Moldovan if...You use Romanian words with Russian endings and the other way around. Also, you freely mix Russian and Romanian when you speak (i.e. Ian uitate shi sumka prikolinaia) Supposedly bilingual from "birth" (Romanian and Russian), you barely speak properly either language …rather, you’re somewhere in between
You know you are Moldovan if...In a 12-seat Maxi Taxi (marshrutka) twice as many people manage to find a placeYou hope youll get a seat in the Marshrutka when you hear the plastic bag noise in the back
You know you are Moldovan if...You have carpets on your walls
You know you are Moldovan if...Rasarita prajita (sunflower seeds) is a perfectly acceptable dinner and helps bond with your female relatives
You know you are Moldovan if...You think that drinking a glass of red wine every day helps you “get more blood.” Alternatively, it serves as good protection against radiation.
You know you are Moldovan if...You have witnessed gatherings where everyone drinks from the same glass by taking turnsYou’ve seen your 5 year old sibling drinking alcohol at the dinner table on several occasions
You know you are Moldovan if...You, or your parents, scream when talking on the phone with someone far away
You know you are Moldovan if...You have a 400-euro cell phone but no credit, so you “beep” somebody
You know you are Moldovan if...You are all dressed in fancy clothes and high heels but you use cheap public transportation (troleibuz)
You know you are Moldovan if...You always dress up even if you are just going grocery shopping
You know you are Moldovan if...You know you need to move fast when at the "Piata centrala", cause youll definitely get hit by a cart...
You know you are Moldovan if...You wear sunglasses in a disco.
You know you are Moldovan if...You’re 20 and unmarried and your mom thinks that you are getting old
References: English Vocabulary Organizer Textbook 8th form English for Life, G. Burdeniuc, E. Onofreiciuc, S. Rotaru, etc. Unit 6 http://matchlabels.narod.ru/1978-14.htm http://www.mvdpmr.org/index.php?option=co m_content&view=article&id=3906:------ &catid=1:2010-08-26-11-02-06&Itemid=107 http://www.everyculture.com/Ma- Ni/Moldova.html