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winter holidays in Moldova

Winter traditions in Moldova – St. Basil the Great and Epiphany

Saint Basil the Great (January 14) During this holiday the children go from house to house blessing the families. They throw  grains of wheat, corn grains, oat. The grains that fall in the courtyard or in the house symbolize faith in a more prosperous year and rich harvest. This holiday is also called Old New Year.  Epiphany The 19th of January is the feast of the Epiphany. It’s about celebrating...
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winter holidays in Moldova

Saint Andrew’s Day in Moldova

Moldavian traditions. Saint Andrew’s Day On December 13 we celebrate St. Andrew’s Day. It is a Moldavian Halloween. It is believed that on the night between 12th and 13th the evil spirits appear among the people and that the wolves speak human language (St. Andrew was believed to be the master of the wild animals). In order to keep the evil spirits away from their houses the people anoint the...
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traditional moldovan food

Moldavian cuisine

  Republic of Moldova have a rich tradition in food preparation. As our lands are extremely fertile, we grow a full variety of fruits and vegetables, from which we serve the majority of the foods at the guests table. The relation of the people here with the eastern and western civilizations also conditioned the development of the Moldavian cuisine and brought in it the elements from both cultures. Vegetables can...
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orhei vechi

5 places you don’t want to miss while visiting the Orhei Vechi touristic site in Republic of Moldova.

When you are in Republic of Moldova one of the must see site is the Orhei Vechi. While here it is indicated that you see the most of it among which is places listed below: 1.  The cave monastery which consist of the church St. Maria and 11 caves (that at the moment are accessible only with special equipment) made up 50 m underground and a bell tower on the...
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Orhei Vechi


A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine. I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite sense of mere tranquil existence, that I neglect my talents. I should be...
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