#FabulousFridayGuestBlogger – Carmen Stefanescu

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Dragobete, the Romanian Valentine’s Day

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The Romanian equivalent of Valentine’s Day is called Dragobete. It dates back to Dacian times and is celebrated on February 24th.

Dragobete is the equivalent of Cupid, love’s god in Roman mythology, or Eros in Greek mythology. Dragobete, Youth God in Romanian Pantheon, nicknamed Spring Head, is celebrated, depending on the ethnographic area, on one of the days at the end of February or beginning of March. Continue reading