Martisor: Romania’s Amazing Celebration of Spring

Martisor in Romania

The short version: Mărțișor in Romania is a traditional celebration that marks the arrival of spring on March 1st. It involves the gifting of small trinkets tied with red and white strings, symbolizing the past winter and the coming summer. … Read more

Romania’s Celebration of Love: Dragobete

Dragobete in Romania

Key takeaways Did you know that Romanians have their own “Valentine’s Day?” We do, and it is called Dragobete – a unique, special celebration of love and spring renewal, celebrated each year on February 24th. I briefly touched on the … Read more

The Most Dangerous City in Romania Is…

most dangerous city in Romania

I keep telling you that Romania is a very safe country to live in, but even so, there must be a “most dangerous city” here, right? I decided to take a look at the statistics and see what experts have … Read more

Does Everybody Steal in Romania?

thief under a mask

Many Romanians will tell you this: all Romanians steal. This is not the best opinion that a nation can have about itself, but it is, up to a point, the unfortunate reality. No, not all Romanians steal, Romanians are not … Read more