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Events What makes the world go round Mystical night Go batty! Colourful Stories Văcăreşti Delta 1st December Bucharest International Air Show Festival of Light  Find out more about Romanian rituals Sanziene  Bucharest, 23rd June Sânziană is the Romanian name for gentle fairies who play an important part in local folklore, also used to designate the yellow flowers used in crowns. Under the plural form Sânziene, the word designates an annual festival in the fairies’ honor. Etymologically, the name comes from the Latin Sancta Diana, the Roman goddess of the hunt and moon, also celebrated in Roman Dacia (ancient Romania). Diana was known to be the virgin goddess and looked after virgins and women. She was one of the three maiden goddesses, Diana, Minerva and Vesta, who swore never to marry. People in the western Carpathian Mountains celebrate the Sânziene holiday annually, on June 24. This is similar to the SwedishMidsummer holiday, and is believed to be a pagan celebration of the summer solstice in June. According to the official position of the Romanian Orthodox Church, the customs actually relate to the celebration of Saint John the Baptist’s Nativity, which also happens on June 24. The photos are taken at a festivity held inside the garden of an old Woman’s college in Bucharest, found on the Icoanei Str. The even was organized by A.R.C.E.N. and also involved a reading of fragments from Mircea Eliade’s book: Noaptea de Sanziene (The Sanziene’s night), music and dances.   Feeding bats at Luana’s Dream NGO Bucharest, 21 February 2016 Luana’s Dream is an NGO that focuses on loving all living creatures. It dedicates it’s time and passion to the rescue and rehabilitation of wild animals and was created as an homage to a kind and selfless veterinarian who unfortunately passed away too early.Luana’s Dream is not...