December 1

December 1, 2011 at 11:44 pm | Posted in Transylvania | 5 Comments
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December 1: Happy Birthday, Romania!
Today is Romanian Independence Day. We celebrated by going down to one of the main town squares for authentic Romanian music and dancing, then having dinner at a restaurant on top of the downtown parking garage while we watched fireworks from the building’s warm, cozy (kind of smoky … this is Europe!) interior. It was surreal to see Romanian flags hanging from every streetlight, to watch people in traditional costumes sing and dance nationalistic songs, and to cheer for a country we’ve only called home for six months. We had no idea what was being said or sang, but the patriotic spirit was most definitely catching. La mulţi ani, România!


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  1. Sounds like an interesting experience learning about another culture while living in it!

  2. Congrats to Romania and its fine people!

  3. It sounds like it was an exciting independence day in Romania. Your little boy is adorable.

  4. […] December 2: Hello, Hungary. We took our first European road trip outside Romania this weekend when we drove across the border to Hajdúszoboszló in Hungary. (We have no idea how to pronounce that either.) This is the indoor spa and water park there, where we took the kiddos to enjoy hours and hours of water slides, themed pools like the “glitter” one — with an Arctic iceberg theme — and the floats and flip-flops we bought them because we were woefully under-prepared for water activities in December. We even ran into a family we know from the international school and two of the teachers … Guess we weren’t the only ones who made the most of the long weekend! […]

  5. […] that each town sets up in its main plaza. This is the one in our town, where we went to celebrate Romania’s Independence Day. Honey, cookies, cakes, crafts, mulled wine, hot bread … The bounty is endless, and the […]

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