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Romanian Traditional Music

Romanian traditional music is a rich and diverse dating back to the Roman Dacian period. In general, it is characterised by its Balkan-style rhythms and varies by region, as each has its own preferred instrumentation and multi-ethnic populations have necessarily had an impact on musical styles and traditions.

Folk music is the oldest form of Romanian musical creation, characterized by great vitality. Folk music of Romania is the defining source of the cultured musical creation. Conservation of Romanian folk music has been aided by a large and enduring audience, and by numerous performers who helped propagate and further develop the sound.

Traditional music & dances from Banat

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Romanian New Year's traditions

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Colinde are performed in all parts of Romania (including Moldova), with regional variations in terms of number of participants, exact timing of different melodies and lyrics.

Celebrating spring, on March the 1st

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The tradition is authentic in Romania, Moldova, and all territories inhabited by Romanians. Symbolically, it is correlated to women and to fertility as a means of life and continuity.

Painting and decorating Easter eggs

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The most recognizable examples of Romanian art are the famed painted eggs, especially prominent around Easter time. Painting of real eggs is an integral part of preparations for this festival.

Did You Know?

image Romania is an ancient country located at the intersection of Central and Southeastern Europe, bordering on the Black Sea.
 
image Romanian culture is a special relationship between folklore and learned culture through the ages dating back thousands of years.
 
image Romanian Cuisine is a diverse blend of different dishes from several traditions with which it has come into contact.
 

Facts

In 1889 the Romanian city of Timisoara became the first in Europe to have electric street lighting.