Facts about Romania

The best Romanian beer

We don’t joke when we talk about beer, Romanian beer. It is a great way of cooling down and enjoying the summer at its best. And on top all, beer has always been an important part of our culture—especially pop culture. You know how they say. Not all those who wander are lost. They're probably just looking for beer. With the summer closing in, the temperature has been rising constantly, so what better way to cool down ...

FAQ about visiting Romania

  Everyone has questions before adventuring to a new country. But don’t worry, because we’re here to answer some of the most frequently asked questions about Romania. And if you have a question that is not addressed here, don’t hesitate to contact us. Common questions   What is the spoken language in Romania? Our official language is Romanian, a Romance language evolved from several Latin ...

15 of the Funniest Romanian Superstitions

Romania is the land where superstition and faith are dating and living together in harmony. It is a place with lots of contradictions, funny expressions, unique ways of celebrating the seasons and with a fascinating mythology and some of the most amazing legends and funniest Romanian superstitions. 1.  As the old Romanian saying goes, you shouldn't open your umbrella inside your house, because this brings bad ...

What do Romanians celebrate on December 1st?

The right and short answer would be ”unification and freedom”. December 1st is Romania’s National Day (Ziua Națională), or Great Union Day (Ziua Marii Uniri). On December 1st, 1918, after the return of King Ferdinand and Queen Maria from Bucharest, in the heart of Transylvania, at Alba Iulia was voted by the Great National Assembly the unification of Transylvania, Banat, Crisana and Maramures with ...

Taste the authentic flavour of Romanian pickles

Once the autumn has begun, every household from Romania starts to reap and to prepare for the cold winter. As an Irish proverb was saying “if you don’t sow in the spring you will not reap in the autumn”. In order to make the pickles receipt that our grand-grand mothers have told their daughters, and their daughters have given the receipt forward to the next generation, the cucumbers are collected from the garden ...

The Romanian blouse: the most fashionable item in the Romanian clothing

Ia, the Romanian blouse, is an important item of clothing within the traditional folk costume worn by women and celebrated on June 24 every year on the International Day of the Romanian Blouse. Nicknamed the Carpathian shirt or the Dacian shirt, its origins go a long way back to the ancient Dacian civilization. In fact, the Romanian blouse was depicted on various bas-reliefs dating 2000 years ago. In modern times, ...

Wild Carpathia: From the mountains to the sea

An amazing documentary about Romania launched on 22 July 2013 . Wild Carpathia is directed by Alasdair Grant of Almond Films, and presented by Charlie Ottley. The second episode features Princess Margarita of Romania, as well as Ivan Patzaichin, legendary canoeist and multiple Olympic champion. Here you can see the trailer: The Travel Channel and Romania's National Tourism Authority (ANT) cooperate on ...

Why you should take a trip to Romania right now

It’s cheap Cheaper even than the Czech Republic and Hungary, you should go to Romania just because of its price tag. Everything from accommodation to transport to food is affordable. Even the “touristy” places are far from expensive. It’s beautiful The countryside, the medieval cities, the people… Romania has plenty of surprises in store. Cities like Sighisoara and Brasov are ridiculously ...

Romanian history

When thinking of history, time loses its limits and inevitably the images of certain famous persons are brought to our minds, people who over the centuries have become characters of historical books, movies, and theatrical plays. This is the history illustrated by legends, the history in which each country or continent praises its heroes. Yet, at such times we tend to forget that history is mainly written in blood, ...

Nadia Comaneci, the Romanian gymnast

When she was only 14, Nadia Comaneci astounded the entire world with her performance at the 1976 Olympic Summer Games in Montreal, obtaining what seemed until then impossible, the first perfect 10 in the history of Olympic gymnastics. Previously unknown, the Romanian representative was awarded three gold metals (winning the all-around, beam and bars titles), a bronze medal for the floor exercise and silver in ...