Traditions, Superstitions and Fun! Apollonia team invites you to celebrate with us a fairy tale New Year!
We will welcome you with open arms, smiles, traditions, the most delicious Christmas dishes, music and good humor, so that the night of the end of the year to be unforgettable.
Romanians, according to tradition, on New Year’s Eve must make as much noise as possible to ward off all evil spirits. We assure you that the party will be a noisy one, with music to everyone’s taste and will resonate until dawn.
Each country has superstitions and traditions related to the New Year, we want to share with you some of the Romanian traditions, so that you can prepare for the great celebration.
Romanians usually keep in a pocket garlic, which is intended to protect them from evil spirits.
Another New Year tradition is that on both, the last day of the year and the first day of the new year, it is best not to spend money and not throw anything away from the house (including garbage), since is considered that it’s thrown away good luck out of the house.
There is also the superstition that people should not have any debt when the new year begins. Otherwise, you will have debts throughout the year.
In addition, a widespread belief says that the first person to cross the threshold of the house on the first day of the new year, will influence us throughout the year. Traditionally, people with red or blond hair bring bad luck, while brunettes bring good luck. In addition, if the first person to enter the house is the man, the year will be full of luck, while, if women go first, the year will be full of bad luck.
According to popular tradition, single women on New Year’s Eve put a wire of basil into a bowl with water, an apple branch and money. In the morning, the girls will dream of the person they will get marry.
At midnight, the door must be open, allowing the old year to come out, while the new one enters.
The elders during the night of the 31st recommend that each person wear a new red garment to attract all positive energy.
Another tradition holds that in New Year’s Eve is not allowed to sleep, and those who do not resist will be drowsy throughout the year. It is also said that on New Year’s Eve you should always keep in your pocket a few grains of wheat, so you do not go hungry all year round. Also, you should have money in your pocket so that the new year does not catch you poor.
At the end of the year dinner, fish is eaten habitually in order to ensure a smooth and easy transition in the next year. On the contrary poultry are carriers of bad luck. This is because the birds dig the earth and disperse it, and it is correlated with the dispersion of prosperity and the good of the house.
Among the most beautiful customs that Romanians have in the New Year´s Eve and also on the first day of the new year are carols that play a very important role. Among others you really need to know about Sorcova and Plugusorul.
With this said, we promise to prepare a great night and invite you to celebrate a Happy New Year in Apollonia Hotel!