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Public Holiday - Ziua de Crăciun

  • 25 Dec 2021
  • Romania

Public Holiday - Christmas

Many Romanians start celebrating Christmas weeks before December 25th.

You might be lucky enough to see traditional carolers parading, or they might come to your door hoping to receive a few bani.

Christmas dinners often include different types of pork dishes, Ciorba de perisoare (vegetable soup with bran and pork meatballs), Sarmale (cabbage leaves stuffed with pork), and Cozonac (fruit bread). Gogosi (Romanian doughnuts) and cheesecakes are also eaten. People traditionally wish each other a Merry Christmas, or “Crặciun Fericit”.

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