As we entered the festival, we were greeted by children dressed in traditional clothing and during the event there were dance performances by adults and children. Activities for attendees included playing games, competing in wrestling and viewing high-wire acrobats. There was amazing food and lots of hand crafted items for sale.
On Sunday May 5th, I went to the Gagauzian Hederlez celebration in Ceadir-Lunga, Moldova. It is the celebration of the beginning of summer and when livestock starts to go out to pastures again. One of the main activities at this celebration is horse racing. #Hederlez2019 First up are the beautiful mares and foals. Next up, … More Gagauzian Hederlez Celebration- The Horses
Every year, the Unity Community Center celebrates Children’s Day, which is on June 1st in Moldova. This year was a special event as the center received a sponsorship to take the children from grades 2-5 from the center on an excursion into Chisinau. It was such a delightful day, starting with watching the children’s eyes … More Celebrating Children’s Day June 1 2018
Moldova has some of the best wine in the world and has really stepped up its game on marketing for it. For a wine expo this year, a group created a beautiful sign for the event. It is hand crafted using cultural traditions. It is beautiful. Wine of Moldova also has a very good website … More Video about Moldovan wine and a handmade sign
In April, I spent a day rambling around Chisinau. I stopped by the Tourism expo and at the booth of one of my partners, Dorina Onici. She is an amazing entrepreneur: started the peach festival in our village and is creating a tourist company for people to visit our village to fish, bird watch, eat good … More Spring in Chisinau
In February, I attend the play “Copiii Foametei. Mărturii.” by Alexei Vakulovski at the Mihai Eminescu National Theatre of Chisinau. The play tells stories from one village during the famine in Moldova from 1946 to 1947. The somber set and stories had everyone in the audience in tears and there was also hope found in … More The Children of Famine – a play in Chisinau
March 1st is Mărțișor , the day to celebrate the coming of spring and friendship. People give each other pins to wish them a healthy and prosperous year. At the village school there was an art contest and I was asked to help judge. The best part was that the children were asked to use … More Mărțișor – March 1st
In February, the first graders at the village school celebrated the 100th day of class with posters and a class presentation; some beautiful creations.
My consumption of products with packaging has greatly reduced being in Moldova; however, there is a wonderful candy manufacturer in Moldova and I have consumed a great quantity of their candy. I started saving the wrappers as a) I hate throwing things away and b) they have beautiful colors and sometimes shapes on the wrappers. … More Games and Crafting in Winter
During December, Muzeul La “Bunici” participated in a contest for museums in the Stefan Voda raion. The villagers acted out typical scenes from Christmas and New Year’s traditions. This included bringing Colacii (braided bread) and sweets to family members, singing carols, dressing up in masks to sing carols with a buhai (can with horse hair … More Holiday Traditions in Moldova