Young Woman in Romanian Traditional Costume holding Sanziene ( Lady’s Bedstraw flowers) source :‘Colectia de arta populara Silvea-FloareaToth
The Gratiae’s themes are the arts, creativity, honour, love, excellence and beauty. Their symbols are sweet aromas, art (all), and wine. The Gratiae are akin to the Greek Graces, who inspire all arts, from a dancer’s elegance, a model’s beauty, and a diplomat’s words to a terminal romantic’s loving presentation.
Romania's Secret Language
Every stitch has a story
Saint Materne: Saint Euphrosyne, patron des cuisiniers (11/9)
Trifon's Day is a Bulgarian folk festival in honor of Saint Tryphon. Celebrated by winegrowers, falconers, gardeners and innkeepers on 14 February.
All Saints’ Day is a festival which has been celebrated in Poland and the rest of the Catholic world for many centuries. All Saints Day is a national holiday, and a day when people all over Poland visit the graves of loved ones and to place candles and flowers on graves. The special candles, which can burn for many hours, are placed there so that departed souls can find their way through the darkness. Cemeteries are lit by many hundreds of these candles and at night the cemeteries can often…
Floriile – Calea către Lumină, datini și obiceiuri
Indian Summer: What, Why, and When
The Origin of Indian Summer
The Three Hierarchs of Eastern Christianity refers to Basil the Great (aka Basil of Caesarea), Gregory the Theologian (aka Gregory of Nazianzus) & John Chrysostom. They were highly influential bishops of the early church who played pivotal roles in shaping Christian theology. In Eastern Christianity they aka the Three Great Hierarchs & Ecumenical Teachers, while in Roman Catholicism the three are honored as Doctors of the Church. The 3 are venerated as saints throughout Christian…
De Litha à Lammas - la saison de l'espoir - Le Petit Peuple