Martisor Romania 1 March Celebration

Martisor Romania’s Spring Celebration is on the first day of March. This is an old tradition that is still used all over Romania. Martisor which derives from the Romanian word for March (Martie) is a kind of trinket or amulet. The little Martisor includes a silky red-white thread (șnur) tied into a bow to which a small trinket is attached.

The red color refers to the essence of life and the white one refers to absolute wisdom. By mixing the two of them, it results from the symbolic exchange of two vital forces.


Martisor Romania

Martisor Romania’s Tradition


Men offer these symbolic presents to women from 1 March until 8th of March together with flowers and some wishes for having a happy springtime. It is said that those who wear these Martisor gifts all the month (March) they will have luck and a prosperous year.

In the countryside, people used to celebrate the Martisor by hanging a red and white string at the gate, window, cattle’s horn and shed to protect against evil spirits and to invoke nature’s regenerative power.

Mărțișor Romania’s celebration has ancient roots. According to archaeological research, the Mărțișor traces its history more than 8,000 years ago. Some ethnologists believe that the Mărțișor celebration has Roman origins, others support the theory that it is an old Dacian tradition.

In the old times, Mărțișor were made of small river pebbles, colored in white and red, stringed on a thread and worn around the neck. They were worn, to bring good luck and good weather, from March 1 until the first trees would bloom. When the first trees were flowering the Mărțișor were hanged on tree branches.


Martisor Wishes:


Martisor RomaniaHappy Martisor Day and an amazing spring!

A small Martisor and a snowdrop I give you so that you know that spring is here. It is time to smile!

A spring full of energy, excitement, and joy!

White thread is health, and the red one is prosperity. Together they will form for you a crown of success and joy.

Enjoy the sun and the beautiful days of Spring and welcome Martisor in your life!

Dracula Night in Transylvania

Dracula Night | Accommodation 


Dracula night experience can be found on Airbnb nowadays. It’s an experience one can never forget for sure. All happens in Bran Castle (Castelul Bran in the Romanian language), in Transylvania Romania. This is the same castle as the one that inspired Bram Stoker novel.

Dracula NightWalking in the forests around the castle, sleeping in a coffin, eating the same food as Dracula did, hearing the howling wolves around this magic place… all of these are now possible due to some people that made this possible.

Dacre Stoker, Bram Stoker’s great-grandnephew, will answer your knock on the castle’s imposing wooden doors. He will be your host for the night and resident expert on Transylvanian lore.




Would you want to spend Halloween in the castle which inspired the legend of Dracula in deepest Transylvania?


That’s exactly what more than 80,000 people have applied to do via the accommodation website, Airbnb.

Dracula NightDracula night experience is exactly on 31st October – 1st November 2016, on Halloween. A special and magic night that now takes you back in time and space exactly in the Transylvania woods.

It wouldn’t be perfectly magic if there were not some secret doors and secret stairs.

And here they are!

Dracula NightA secret passage on the first floor leads to the grand dining room where an intimate candlelit dinner will await, prepared exactly as described in Bram Stoker’s novel. Following the hearty, blood-enriching meal, you will be left to sleep in luxurious velvet-trimmed coffins in the seclusion of the Count’s crypt.

So, dear friend pack your things and come in Transylvania! Dracula night experience now exists!

I am sure that this is just the beginning of new adventures.

Watch out some other experiences of Dracula night

Not to forget… here are some rules of Dracula’s castle you should know before coming:


Dracula Night House Rules


  • No garlic or garlic-scented items allowed
    • You are kindly requested to leave your silver jewelry at home
    • Do not cross the cutlery. In fact, please refrain from placing anything in a
    • Cross formation
    • Beware of the bats in the castle tower
    • Please close all curtains before sunrise
    • The count is not a fan of mirror selfies


So, here you can find some hints for a night at the castle

Maramures Giants – Exposing the Secret in Romania

Maramures GiantsMaramures Giants ( legenda uriasilor in Romanian language) is a topic that we find in Romanian folklore stories. Here you find a beautiful legend about the last family of giants that lived on earth.

The legends say that in the ancient history of our planet, there were different creatures that lived and then they came to their extinction. It is said that one of the species were the giants. In the cultures of many countries, it is said that they lived on Earth just before the humans did. They were not so clever as the humans and that there was a great flood that destroyed the majority of them. They have built underground tunnels where they survived for a long period of time.


Maramures Giants | The story of the last giants on Earth


Maramures legends say that one of the last known families of the Giants lived in the North of Transylvania, in the Valley of Iza.

It was an old man with his daughter. Read More

Blajinii or the “Kind Hearted Ones “

       In the folklore of Romanians there is an amazing story about “the Kind Hearted People”, or the so called “Blajini” or “Rohmani” or “the White Ones”. These are semi divine creatures 💎that live at the edge of our world, where all the waters of the Earth are gathering . This story can be find as well in other east European countries.

What do you thing about this magic beings? Are they real? Read More

Travelling to the “Kind Hearted Ones “

I used to see them when I was a child and I walked in forests 🌲. They used to call me and then they disappeared for a while. Now I go from time to time to them.

They fascinate me in the way they enjoy life and the beauty of their lands.

How to get there? There are places on our lands where is very easy to go to Blajinii, but this doesn’t mean that you can’t make this trip from any other place… Read More

Merry Cemetery Funny Epitaphs for Dead People


Merry Cemetery Funny EpitaphsMerry Cemetery | Another way to look at death


In the North of Romania, you can find some people who have built a cemetery known as “The Merry Cemetery”. In the Romanian language, this is called “Cimitirul Vesel”. The village is called “Sapanta”. These are the lands of “Maramures” county.

Indeed, there are oak wood crosses with little stories of the lives of people from this community. They all had different experiences. These are illustrated in their cemetery in a funny way.

There are stories of people who enjoyed life and their work, others who enjoyed drinking or loved nature, others who loved another wife,👯 or more unfortunate ones who had an accident or had dieses.Merry Cemetery Funny Epitaphs

When you walk through the cemetery and looking at all these stories, makes you think that your story is just another story and it may be a funny one if you want it to be so🎭.

Merry Cemetery Funny Epitaphs

The crosses are blue, of course, a happy color, the tombstones illustrations are also joyfully colored.

This cemetery is among the top cemeteries in the world.


Merry Cemetery Funny Epitaphs | How it all started


This tradition was started in 1935 by the villager Stan Ioan Patras who created the first cross and the tradition continues to our days.


Merry Cemetery Funny Epitaphs


We believe that the roots of this tradition are deeper, until the Dacian people who lived on these lands.

They were celebrating and were happy when someone died and they were sad when someone was born.  This is because they believed in life after death, death is just a gate into another world. Dacian people did not regard death as a tragic end, but rather as an opportunity to meet their god, Zamolxes 🐺

If we are looking from this perspective, then this is not a surprise that these people from Maramures are building a happy cemetery.

They only do what their ancestors did a long time ago.

There are many legends and traditions in this region. Another well-known legend in this area is the Maramures Giants that lived here before the humans did and that there was a flood who destroyed them.


Merry Cemetery Funny Epitaphs


Watch out some funny stories:

Here I rest. Stefan is my name.

As long as I lived, I liked to drink.

When my wife left me, I drank because I was sad.

Then I drank more to make me happy.

So, it wasn’t so bad that my wife left me

Because I got to drink with my friends.

I drank a lot, and now, I’m still thirsty.

So you who come to my resting place, Leave a little wine here. “🍷

Merry Cemetery Funny Epitaphs





And another one:

Underneath this heavy cross
Lies my mother in law poor
Had she lived three days more
I’d be here and she would read
You that are passing by
Try not to wake her up
For she comes back home
She’ll bite my head off
But I’ll act in the way
That she will not return
Stay here my dear
Mother-in-law. “



 Merry Cemetery Funny Epitaphs










The Hidden Legend

I am Manole and I love to build monasteries. I am doing this as my father, my grandfather, my grand grandfather and so on… I would never know what else to do. I have the most beautiful wife a man would want to have and I love her. She is Ana♡.

One day, ♛ The Great Ruler of our lands came to me and said: “Manole, gather all the masons that you need and build for me the greatest Monastery that you ever, ever built and seen before! …. If this will not be ready until the winter will come, your head will lay near your feet and the same will happen to your masons!”

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Back to Dracula’s Castle

You are in a deep forest, the deepest you have ever seen before.

You close your eyes. It’s night. It’s very dark, you hear the beasts in the forest. They are not sleeping.

You dear to walk through the trees and bushes. Your heart is beating so fast and so loud that it looks like all the beasts can hear you.  You are feeling like your body is all made of a big heart.

And then you see it…the magic castle…the castle of Dracula. Read More

Spiral Temple Adventure

Kiara Yew Adventures Spiral White Temple Sinca Veche Dacian

So, dear friend, pack your things! We’ll go to the temple!

Yes, you heard correctly. It’s an old magic temple, carved in a cave. You won’t find much information about it, but believe me, we talk about thousands of years…

It’s a sunny Sunday morning and we reach the place by car. Near the old cave, it has been built a church. As we go down from our cars we hear the priest singing. The villagers and prayers all gather to the church. They are all singing… Read More