Dragobete – the Romanian love holiday, 2020

Dragobete Romanian love holiday Lord Of The Rings meme

A non-religious version of Valentine’s Day, Dragobete is a festive Romanian holiday, observed on the 24th of February, that is associated with love and the arrival of spring. Dragobete is an observance and not a national public holiday in Romania.

According to myth, Dragobete was the son of Baba Dochia (“baba” means old lady in Romanian), a woman who marks the return of spring. The day is also known as “the time when birds are betrothed” because during this time of year, birds generally build their nests and mate.

In the countryside there is an old tradition with girls and boys going into the woods to pick flowers. When they return home, the traditions says that boys were running after girls to kiss them. If the girl liked the boy she lets him kiss her. There is a saying in Romania that makes a lot of sense regarding this: “Dragobete kisses the girls” (“Dragobete pupă fete”).

Learn more about Dragobete by visiting the sites linked below:

Dragobete in Romania

https://rolandia.eu/en/blog/discover-romania/dragobete-celebrate-love-as-it-s-meant-to-be

http://www.holidayscalendar.com/event/dragobete/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragobete

Happy Saint Valentine’s Day, 2020!

Happy Saint Valentine‘s Day to everyone! Whether you are in a relationship or single, may you have a lovely, blessed day! Don’t let singleness stop you from serving God.

If you ever feel like you don’t matter, remember this:

God gave you a fingerprint that no one else has, so you can leave an imprint that no one else can. You matter. You can do great things. You can accomplish your dreams if you keep your eyes on God and pray to Him for guidance.

Meditate on Scripture everyday for a month – February 2020 challenge

In today’s world, in many countries, February is considered the month of love. Since God is love, this seemed like a really interesting challenge. I found it on Instagram and I wanted to post it on my blog and encourage you to give it a try. If you miss one or two days, it’s probably alright.