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GABRIELA BOANGIU, LOREDANA-MARIA ILIN-GROZOIU, Obiceiuri calendaristice de iarnă-primăvară din Oltenia (Customs from the Winter and Spring Traditional Calendar from Oltenia)

GABRIELA BOANGIU
ercetător ştiinţific III, dr., Institutul de Cercetări Socio-Umane „C. S. Nicolăescu-Plopşor” din Craiova, al Academiei Române;
E-mail: boangiu_g@yahoo.com

LOREDANA-MARIA ILIN-GROZOIU
Cercetător ştiinţific III, dr., Institutul de Cercetări Socio-Umane „C. S. Nicolăescu-Plopşor” din Craiova, al Academiei Române;
E-mail: lorelayy2007@yahoo.com

Abstract
The study highlights the importance of the winter and spring traditional calendar to the Romanian communities in the region of Oltenia. There are many traditions present in this period of time, from the birth of Christ to the celebration of Easter, the Resurrection of Christ. There will be presented traditions from the beginning of winter – Saint Andrew, Saint Nicholas, Christmas, Saint Basil, Saint John, Epiphany, Saint Trypfon till the beginning of spring – Dragobetele, 1 March, Mucenicii, Easter. There will be presented special traditions specific to different ethnographical regions from Oltenia – from Dolj, Olt, Mehedinţi, Gorj, Vâlcea.

Keywords
popular calendar, winter and sprin customs, Christmas, Ester, identity.

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