Sanziene, the good faeries

Today, I will tell you a  story about Romanian tradition.On the night of 23-24 June is celebrated the holiday that is called traditional Saziene or Dragaica.  Sanziene are beautiful good faeries that likes to help people.Dragaica is the fairy that leads them. Sanzienele are considered the priestesses of Sun. In the night between 23-24 June, they dance and sing  in the forest  blessing all the nature and the animals. In this night plants have the biggest effect as cure medicine so people will gather some plants in the morning of this day.

In this night men shouldn’t go walking in the forest because even if Sanzienele are good faeries they don t like to be seen dancing so they will punish any man that dares to see them dancing. sanziene

In the morning women should go and gather yellow flowers that are called Sanziene, the young women  should do a crown of this beautiful flowers and than throw it on the roof  of their house so in this way they will know if next year they will get married or not,if the crown stays on the roof than until next summer they will get married.  If the crown of flowers goes down than they will count each throws they need until the crown stays on the roof . Each try means a new year to wait.  Young women can also put some flowers under their pillow so they can dream of their chosen one. Older women can use the flowers to make a belt from it and put it around their back so they won t get back pains all the year.  Also in this day old women get the little water drops that are in the morning on flowers so they can use it on difren’t spells, mostly love spells. But to dothat the old lady has to gather all the drops in a new pot and has to be silent until she gets home and also to not meet anyone while she gets  home. In the morning of this holiday women can go bathing in the river, lakes, so they will be healthy and beautiful all year.

On this night on some villages, people make big fires on the hills, young men that are more courageous will jump or play with fire, they will purify like this and also impress young women. In other villages, young women go out in the forest gathering flowers and dancing, they will be lead by a young woman called Dragaica.

It is said that in the night of Sanziene, the borders between the death world and this world are open, people are giving food for the dead ones souls on this day and put flowers at the tombs of the loved ones that passed away.

Now, in this night people can listen to what animals says,  people if they pay attention they can find where are old forgotten treasures buried. Finding the white flower of  Feriga and having the courage to defy the spirits that guards the treasure can help you find a lost treasure.953e53aa8040e61e84ee299b6b8ff31c

In the night between 23-24 June you can go and get verbina that would help you to not have all year head aches or to be tired. Verbina was used in ancient times in temples where the Romans, were decking the walls with it. To get rid of your head aches and tiredness, you have to do it respecting some ritual. You should get it out of earth just with a silver knife and in that place to pour some honey and and wax, after you get the plant than you should gently lay it down and watch it until sunrise. That was for head aches, for tiredness you should place the plant in your shoes and by magic you will feel fresh.



In this night you should be careful where you go, forests might be dangerous places, but also if you would like to go for a hunt treasure, listen to all animals around you. Your cat, or your dog might know something so pay attention. If you don’t hear them try with the birds if is not working with them than you should try to find that white feriga flower that might help. I hope you enjoyed my story.


Pictures in this post are gather from all around!




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