Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Romanca Society & Ansamblul Rapsodia Bucovinei celebrate the International Day of the Romanian blouse, called IE, 24 June 2014
The traditional mid-summer celebration of the Sanziene , marks the international day of the Romanian blouse, called IE.
Romanca Society and Ansamblul Rapsodia Bucoviniei celebrate the occasion with a concert at Nicolae Iorga Cultural Centre in Mangalia, Romania.
The artists Tatiana Harabagiu-Boghitoi, Eduard Cristian Svart, Liviu Condurache and Ovidiu Svart joined the dansers in a touching traditional show.
By tradition, the Sanziene night is a magical night, when the skies open and the two worlds, the real and the magical, communicate. It is the only moment of the year when the fern's white flower is believed to bloom, only to disappear with the sunrise. As the folk tale goes, who sees this flower will have the ability to read thoughts and find hidden treasures. On the same night, the traditional belief goes, animals can speak in human tongue, and can share the world's secrets to all who listen.
Sanziene is not just the name of this holiday, but also the name of a plant (bedstraw), also used as a medicinal plant. Women make wreaths with these plants, and place them under their pillows, to dream of their future husband.
The online community La Blouse Roumaine proposed the celebration the International Day of the Romanian Blouse Ie on June 24, when the Sanziene holiday is also celebrated:
The event is organised by Romanca Societ & Ansamblul Rapsodia Bucovinei with the kind support of the Cultural Center Nicolae Iorga, Mangalia Spa Centre, Romani in UK, Ro Events, Romania In Contact, Radio TV Unirea and Asociatia Info Manager.