Category Archives: Culture

Movie Recommendation: Playing the Moldovans at Tennis

If you ever wondered how our country looks in a movie, here we go: Playing the Moldovans at Tennis, a presentation of Moldova from a British comedian. The film version of Tony Hawks‘ best selling book Playing the Moldovans at … Continue reading

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Roma, Gypsies, Travelers

The Roma People often referred to as Gypsies, are a heterogeneous ethnic group who live primarily in Southern and Eastern Europe, Western Asia, Latin America, the southern part of the United States and the Middle East. They are believed to … Continue reading

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Literary Travel

For book lovers the places associated with authors, books and writings will always present a huge interest. You’ll have the chance not only just to feel the connection with the life of the writer, but as well with the works … Continue reading

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Moldova in the Eurovision Song Contest

Moldova has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 8 times and from our point of view the most remarkable shows and songs are: 2005 “Bunica Bate Toba” (in English, “Grandmamma Beats the Drum”) was Moldova’s entry in the Eurovision Song … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is marked on March 8 every year. In different regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration for women’s economic, political and social achievements. International Women’s Day emerged as … Continue reading

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Martisor

Martisor is the traditional celebration of the beginning of spring, on the 1st of March. The day’s name (Martisor) is the diminutive of March (in Romanian Martie), and thus means something like “little” or “dear March”. Martisor is the symbol … Continue reading

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Moldova’s own Valentine’s Day

Moldova has it’s own equivalent of Valentine’s Day celebrated in early spring on February 24th – Dragobete, the name of the local counterpart of Roman God of Love, Cupid or the Greek God, Eros. Dragobete is the protector of love, joy … Continue reading

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