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Romanian traditions on the Beheading of St. John the Baptist

The Eastern Orthodox and Byzantine Catholic churches celebrate the Beheading of St. John the Baptist on August 29. The feast represents the last great holiday of the religious year that is ending on August 31. Besides being a day of ...

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Update: King Michael I brought in Romania. Church bells chimed countrywide, hundreds welcomed the coffin at the Royal Palace in Bucharest. Former King Juan Carlos, Queen Sofia of Spain to attend funeral

Latest: The coffin with the body of King Michael I of Romania arrived at the Royal Palace in Bucharest on Wednesday evening, with hundreds of people welcoming the cortege amid cheers and chanting the king’s name. The former sovereign’s body ...

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UNESCO includes the traditional wall-carpet craftsmanship in Romania and R. of Moldova in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

On December 1, Romania’s national day, UNESCO has decided to include in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity the traditional wall-carpet craftsmanship, along with eleven other issues worldwide. “Traditionally, wall carpets produced by weaver communities of ...

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BOR complains that Orthodox churches are less than the ones of other cults

The Orthodox believers representing 86.45% of the Romanian population hold about 60 % of the offices for worship, while the other cults count for 40%, basilica.ro reports quoting a 2015 survey on the offices for worship in Romania published by ...

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Saint Nicholas Day, the celebration that starts the winter holiday season

On the night of December 5th, boots are cleaned and carefully polished and placed by the door or on the windowsill to wait for St. Nicholas’ (Sfantul Nicolae) visit. One of the most important Romanian holidays, December 6 represents the ...

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U.S. report points to religious discrimination, slow pace of church properties restitution

The U.S. Department of State on Wednesday released the International Religious Freedom Report for 2014, pointing to the slow pace of religious property restitution in Romania due to the governmental institutions’ passivity, while slamming still existing local discriminating practices, anti-Semite ...

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Deutsche Welle: EU funds spent on ‘brutal revamp’ of Romania’s Saxon churches

Standing to face a room full of angry conservationists, the Romanian Evangelical Church lawyer Friedrich Gunesch looks red faced and shaken. Over the last four hours he has faced accusations of corruption, ineptitude and the deliberate destruction of historical monuments, ...

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What marvels is the Dragons’ village disguising?

What riddles could be nestling in one of the most beautiful villages in Romania? Dragus or Drackendorf in the language of the Transylvanian Saxons, meaning the Dragons’ Village, is a mysterious countryside land on Fagaras Mountains feet, whose stories and ...

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Medieval churches in Târgoviste promoted with EU money

The medieval churches in Târgoviste dating back in the 17th -18th centuries will be promoted with European funds of EUR 200,000 by the local authorities, Târgoviste City Hall informed on Thursday during the presentation press conference. Six churches will be ...

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