What is Dragobetele…. Dragobetele is a holiday rooted ancient Slavic rite celebrated in some places in Romania 24 (Glovo- Obretania) or on February 28, l, 3 and March 25. The celebration of Valentine's Day is considered the equivalent of Valentine's Day celebration or Valentine's Day, feast of love.
The etymology of the word has been debat by many ethnologistsand philologists proposing various explanations for its origin. Dragobetele is a celebration with a relatively new tradition, with a length of around 170 – 180 yearsafter entering Romanian territor yand kept them mostly in southwestern Romania.
Traditions… It is believed that, on DRAGOBETE, migratory birds gather in flocks, chirp, choose their partner and begin to build their nests. In some villages of Romania, the earth be removed, the DRAGOBETE, hellebore roots that people use them later as a cure for healing certain ailments.
On the occasion of DRAGOBETE, elders pay special careof yard animals, and birds. The elders believed that on this day birds choosetheir life partner and I'll move in building nests. At the end of winter and beginning of spring, the birds in the sky nuntirea DRAGOBETE officiate. Anim sacrifice is forbidden on this day.
In olden times it was customary for young unmarried girls to raise, the DRAGOBETE snow remaining in places, snow known as "snow fairy". Resulting melt water was considered as having magical powers in love spells and love, and beauty rituals. It was thought that this snow was born from fairies smile. Girls, rinse face with this water to become as beautiful and attractive as fairies.
In some areas of the country, the eve of DRAGOBETE is similar to the symbolism of the night of Epiphany. Young girls,curious toknow its weird for, they put holy basil under the pillow, with the belief that DRAGOBETE will help them find true love.
DRAGOBETE has very ancient roots, is celebrated even during the Dacians, as specified in Volume Romanian traditions and customs, coordinated by publisher flame. Dacia, DRAGOBETE was also a divinity of the Roman Cupid and Eros, the ancient Greeks. DRAGOBETE, called Năvălnicul or fia nce Birds,handsome and strong boy, bring love into the house and soul.