Today, february 24
we are celebrating Dragobete
which is equivalent of Valentine's Day
Dragobete, also named Dragomir, is the local counterpart of Roman god Cupid and Greek god Eros. He isn’t however mentioned as a divine creature.
He is a positive character, a symbol of pure love. While Valentine’s Day is mostly related to people (a saint and those he helped) and their actions in the name of love, the Romanian holiday dedicated to love,
Dragobete, is strongly connected to nature. It is linked to that special time of year when birds build their nests and mate. As the first signs of spring show, nature and man restart the cycle of life and love.
Any celebration of love must be a very good reason for joy, happiness and great moments.
Photo credits: Dragos Daniel Iliescu.