i z t la a G 9 2 . r n By School Romania
Few facts about my country ROMANIA Romania is a country located at the intersection of Central and Southeastern Europe, bordering on the Black Sea. Romania shares a border with Hungary and Serbia to the west, Ukraine and Moldova to the northeast and east, and Bulgaria to the south. At 238,400 square kilometers (92,000 sq mi), Romania is the ninth largest country of the European Union by area, and has the seventh largest population of the European Union with over 19 million people. Its capital and largest city is Bucharest, the tenth largest city in the EU, with a population of around two million.
There are very famous monuments like: Saxon villages with fortified churches in Transylvania, the Painted churches of northern Moldavia with their fine exterior and interior frescoes, .
• the Wooden Churches of Maramureș unique examples that combine Gothic style with traditional timber construction, • the Monastery of Horezu, • the citadel of Sighișoara, • the Dacian Fortresses of the Orăștie Mountains
FOOD FACTS Romanian cuisine is a diverse blend of different dishes from several traditions with which it has come into contact, but it also maintains its own character. It has been greatly influenced by Ottoman cuisine but also includes influences from the cuisines of other neighbours, such as the Greeks (musaca),Bulga rians (zacuscă), Turks (pilaf), and Hungarians (langoși)
CUSTOMS AND TRADITIONS EASTER In addition to the religious aspects, in RomaniaÂ EasterÂ also symbolizes the rebirth and the renewal of daily life. It is usual on Easter morning, after the return of villagers from churches, for children to go to neighbors' homes, to bring luck and wealth, in exchange for a red egg.
CHRISTMAS On Christmas Eve, young people carol the village homes, hosts giving in exchange nuts, sponge cakes, apples, pretzels and other delicacies. The Star boys' singing procession is a very important part of the Romanian Christmas festivity. In the week between Christmas and New Year, in all villages, groups of lads prepare for "bid", a complex system of customs and habits. On the evening, in the eve of respective year which arises promising, are expected to occur "Ursul", "Capra", "Bunghierii", "Căiuții", "Malanca", "Jienii", "Mascații" and others.