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[31 Aug 2015 | No Comment | ]
The Neamţ area folk art

No other occupation has ever built a greater social and spiritual bond like traditional weaving during winter. Even Ion Creangă, the storyteller, would engage as a child in such activities that he later recollected how “looms would rumble all over the village Humuleşti”. In such autonomous working environment, a genuine traditional art developed – the homemade fabric, as each loom worker added personal details, ornaments and colours to the popular model in the village,
The Neamţ area is famous for its wall rugs – the “rose” one in Ghindăoani, the “flower” …

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[12 Jun 2015 | No Comment | ]
Feast of Whitsuntide in tradition of Neamt County

This year, we had at Whitsuntide, again a mini-vacation over three days, between 30th of May to 1st of June.
Whitsuntide, the feast dedicated to the cult of the dead, is taken over from Romans by Dacians. Once they have converted to Christianity, our ancestors celebrated – The Descent of the Holy Spirit – which falls just ten days after Ascension and 50 days after Easter. Over the centuries, the two holidays were merged into one. The feast is celebrated on Sunday. Saturday morning, day called The Big Old Men, are commemorated the dead.
On this …

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[12 Jun 2015 | No Comment | ]
Craftsman Constantin Lungu

Artisan Constantin Lungu, president of the Association of Craftsmen in Neamt County, has the workshop in Humuleşti near Targu Neamt. Specialized in wood carving, he works sticks, sheepfold rods and clubs, hatchets of elderberry wood and hazel wood, some inlaid, some tin-plated at the end of which are carved various images of men depicting shepherds guarding their flocks of sheep. Alongside these, we discover in his workshop beautiful chests, crafted clad in tin foil in which are inlaid traditional symbols, the sun and the cross. Master confesses that realization of such objects …

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[15 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]
Culinary Traditions on Easter holidays

Every year the Easter Feast occasions perpetuation of food habits of housewives learned sacredly and with great pleasure by consumers. Travelers arrived during this period to one of the guest houses in our county will not be disappointed because they will be greeted by hosts welcoming guests with spring in the soul and the banquet table.
Prominently are pasca (traditional sweet bread made of yeast dough filled with cheese, raisins, cream, etc) and red eggs. Traditional Pasca is the round shape one made with curl stitching around and cross braided as in the …

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[15 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]
Waiting The Holy Light at monasteries from Neamt County

It said and it is known by every believer, that in each of us is a spark of Holy Light, that Holy Light is and we feel always in our soul, in our hearts not only of Resurrection. Moreover, the one who loses during the year, it will be found in churches where nuns and monks strives to keep faith in God of this Christian nations. A light that, with the love and forgiveness keys opens the way for ourselves and for our neighbor, gives us the strength to not give in …

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[15 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]
Lent: traditions awaiting Easter Holidays

We are preparing to welcome the Easter holidays by keeping Lent, which lasts 48 days and starts immediately after the Sunday of Forgiveness, as it is written in the Orthodox calendar. There are some habits that are held pending this holiday. Lent is the way that is encountered the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Easter Feast.
The first day after Pancake Day is called Clean Monday, when, long ago, old women wove cloth from which the shirts were worn by Easter. Also on this day, is used to purify the place where people …