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May 24, 2022

Romanian traditions: Dragobete

The Dragobete is a Romanian feast celebrated on February 24 and is considered the Romanian equivalent of St. Valentine’s Day. The Dragobete is celebrated on February 24/28 or on March 1, 3 and 25, these alternative dates resulting from the confusion created by the passage from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar. These dates are close to the days associated to Baba Dochia (The Old Dokia) and to the spring equinox. Particularly in Southern Romania, there is an entire interval, as February gives way to March, or, more often than not, in March, which is placed under the influence of the Dragobete.

A performance dedicated to this holiday, by the “Doinita” Folk Ensemble, will take place tonight, starting 7 pm, at the Students’ Cultural Home.

Address: 16 Calea Plevnei

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