The Fate

fateThe belief in Fate and their power to foretell the faith of every human being was and still is a very well rooted belief between the Romanians, especially those who live in the countryside. This custom was inherited from the Romans. There are three so called fairies that come in the odd nights from the first week of life of the new-born child and foretell its faith.

The Baptize

The midwife tradition in the baptize of the new-born child is still very strong. The tradition says that the role of the midwife is important because she carries the child to the church where the baptize takes place saying “I carry a pagan; I’ll bring back a Christian”. When the godfather takes the baby from the midwife, he gives her a silver coin to pay her.