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Celebrating love

Romania, Europe

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.

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March 01, 2010

Kasienka

You are right Dragos - "Any celebration of love must be a very good reason for joy, happiness and great moments.". LET'S CELEBRATE! ;-)

February 28, 2010

Fzy826

Beautiful girl,Wonderful photography!

February 24, 2010

Wildmac

Happy Dragobete Day! I've never heard of it before either, thanks for sharing :)

February 24, 2010

Trottola

I didn't know about Dragobete day... nice pictures and best wishes!

February 24, 2010

smartview27

Thanks a lot for your wishes!

February 24, 2010

Starblue

Excellent images! I wish you a lot of successes with them and for now - a happy Dragobete´s Day! I enjoy to read about various traditions and holidays.

February 24, 2010

Jonvitalija

Ok , Happy Dagrobete day. Nice pictures and lovely portfolio

February 24, 2010

Mani33

Great I didn't know about this day in Romania! Nice images also! Good luck :)

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