Celebrating love

posted on 24th of february, 2010

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.

Comments (8)

Posted by Kasienka on March 01, 2010
You are right Dragos - "Any celebration of love must be a very good reason for joy, happiness and great moments.". LET'S CELEBRATE! ;-)
Posted by Fzy826 on February 28, 2010
Beautiful girl,Wonderful photography!
Posted by Wildmac on February 24, 2010
Happy Dragobete Day! I've never heard of it before either, thanks for sharing :)
Posted by Trottola on February 24, 2010
I didn't know about Dragobete day... nice pictures and best wishes!
Posted by smartview27 on February 24, 2010
Thanks a lot for your wishes!
Posted by Starblue on February 24, 2010
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.
Posted by Jonvitalija on February 24, 2010
Ok , Happy Dagrobete day. Nice pictures and lovely portfolio
Posted by Mani33 on February 24, 2010
Great I didn't know about this day in Romania! Nice images also! Good luck :)

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Photo credits: Dragos Daniel Iliescu.

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