If you want to find out more about a country, study its traditions.

Romanian traditions are close connected to village and peasants’ life. So establishing of the Romanian Peasant Museum in Bucharest – which is nowadays part of European Museums of Popular Art and Traditions – was very well received.

The museum is not just an exhibiting space but a living one – they host also the Village School (for children), concerts, conferences and fairs. 

One of these fairs was The Spring Fair (Martisor day) when people, as you can see, had to wait in a queue for tickets and to buy “martisoare” and other presents for 1st of March.

On the 1st of March in our country there is a beautiful tradition – men & boys (but not necessarily) offer a little object (in a variety of shapes, forms, textures and colours) tied with a red & white thread, to mothers, lovers, sisters, friends, colleagues, teachers, etc. to bring them luck.

In 1996 the Romanian Peasant Museum received the EMYA – European Museum of the Year Award.

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Carmen was born and raised in Bucharest, the city where she currently lives. She worked in the Sales Department of a radio station for 15 years. Along with some friends, Carmen recently founded a small company that deals with website development and online promotion. She loves English, listening to music, establishing connections and meeting new people and has a real passion for Ireland. Carmen is attracted by foreign cultures and she likes very much to travel (whenever it is possible!)