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Dragobete vs Valentine's Day

Press release

            Buzău County Museum, a cultural institution operating under the Buzău County Council, based in Buzău, bld. Nicolae Bălcescu, no. 50, Buzău County, legally represented by Dr. Daniel Costache, as manager, announces the implementation of the activities within the program Dragobete vs Valentine's Day, ed. III on February 24, 2018, at the main headquarters of the institution, starting with 10.00.

The program of events is as follows:

10.00 - 11.00 Public lecture Dragobete vs Valentine's Day; In this program, now in its third edition, young people have the opportunity to learn new information about the origin, significance and importance of the two holidays of love.

11.00 - 11.20 Watching a documentary Dragobete holiday in Romanian; The production is a documentary that aims to present to young people, and not only, the traditional way in which the Romanian village welcomes the Dragobete holiday. The importance of this wonderful holiday in the world of the Romanian village also results from the complexity of the customs related to Dragobete. Some young people, on Dragobete Day, cut their arm in the shape of cross, after which they overlapped their cuts, thus becoming brothers and sisters of the cross, respectively. They were taken by brothers and sisters and without the ritual of slapping their arms, only by hugs, brotherly kisses and an oath of mutual help. Those who became brothers or sisters of the cross made a feast for friends, as stated by the ethnographer, folklorist, historian, teacher and priest Simion Florea Marian.

11.30 - Opening of the basic exhibition Iron Age on the territory of Buzau county (700 BC - 106 BC); with the opening for visiting this hall, dedicated to the Geto-Dacian period, the Buzău County Museum completes the series of basic exhibitions within the archeology collection. The modern way of capitalizing on the archaeological heritage, the graphic and documentary quality of the complementary materials as well as the arrangement of the exhibition space have the role of taking in a new plan the concept of museology.

We are waiting for you at the headquarters of the Buzău County Museum to participate together in the third edition of the Program Dragobete vs Valentine's Day, Saturday, February 24, 2018, starting with 10.00.

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