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HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!

14 Feb

imageRoses, heart-shaped chocolates, greeting cards and lots of love-symbols of a special , longed for celebration, Valentine’s Day. Although this year the day of February 14 is almost drowned in a sea of snow, people still celebrate love and shelter spring in their souls. In spite of being ”imported“ from the USA and sometimes seen as a Western kitsch, the Romanians like Valentine’s Day and somehow have adopted it. We have a similar celebration on February 24, called Dragobete named after a character from Romanian folklore who was supposed to be the son of Baba Dochia. Part of his name is the word drag ("dear"), which can also be found in the word dragoste ("love"). In recent years, Romania has also started celebrating Valentine’s Day, despite already having Dragobete as a traditional holiday.

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The 5th grade pupils at our school made Valentine cards and placed them on a big red winged heart; it was a very pleasant activity and they enjoyed every minute of it. I hope you’ll like it too.

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