Monday, February 24, 2014

Happy Dragobete Day!

Today is a special day in my country!
Special, if you a the kind of person that can't wait for a good enough reason to have some fun with friends and loved ones, to go out, to celebrate. Today is Dragobete Day! - the Romanian version of Valentine's Day, with a less creepy story behind it.
Ok, sounds crazy enough? The name of it, I mean. Oooh! Wait till you hear/read more on it!
Dragobete is a traditional Romanian holiday originating from Dacian times and celebrated on February, the 24th. Specifically, Dragobete was the son of Baba Dochia, which stands for the main character in the pagan myth related to spring arrival and the end of the harsh winter.

The day is particularly known as "the day when the birds are betrothed". It is around this time that the birds begin to build their nests and mate. On this day, considered locally the first day of spring, boys and girls gather vernal flowers and sing together. Maidens used to collect the snow that still lies on the ground in many villages and then melt it, using the water in magic potions throughout the rest of the year.
Those who take part in Dragobete customs are supposed to be protected from illness, especially fevers, for the rest of the year. If the weather allows, girls and boys pick snowdrops or other early spring plants for the person they are courting. In Romania, Dragobete is known as a day for lovers, rather like Valentine's Day.
One of my favorite saying on Dragobete Day:
It is a common belief in some parts of Romania that, during this celebration, if you step over your partner's foot, you will have the dominant role in your relationship.
So girls! Go find your best, most loved, most adored pair and start stepping on some toes! It might hurt as you do it (hurt you, hurt your partner...) but you could agree with me that it's for a good cause! Like...the well being of the family! :D

In the end...I am a true believer that All's fair in love and war.
In bought situations, people lose their minds and simply can't be judged for what they did. When it comes to matters of the heart, we all go crazy at a certain point.

Like all of you out there, I felt in love, did almost the impossible for it, got my heart broken and then it all went around again. At the end of the day, there is no better feeling then love. Agree? So I'm leaving you today with 2 images from my L.O.V.E. collection, when I decided I shall Wear My Heart on the Outside! this day, I still don't know if that was a good idea, or a stupid one.
But who cares?
It was love!

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