Saint Andrew traditions

This time I won’t write about a nice place in Romania, I will tell u a bit about Romanian traditions.

Saint Andrew is a bit like Halloween except there are no candies involved, but we have garlic:).

Saint Andrew traditions

Saint Andrew is on 30 November it is an old Dacic holiday it is like I said a Romanian Halloween .
It is also called the day of the Wolf, in this night it is said that Saint Andrew shares food to the wolfs.

In this day the wolf can also move his stiff neck and can move even more agile than normal and no pray will escape .
In the day of Saint Andrew people should not work or do anything around the house as they could bring wolf attacks to themselves or to their home if they do.

People on this day they grease their doors and their fences with garlic to protect themselves from wolfs or evil spirits.
On Saint Andrew night it is said that animals starts to talk, but those who will hear them will soon die.
On 29 November, in the night before Saint Andrew the sky opens and all the spirits are free, in this night the spirits are starting to fight or to dance on crossroads .

There are the ghost of the spirits that died and that for some reason they did not cross in the dead world, but there are also the alive ghosts.
People that are still alive that in the night before Saint Andrew they leave their bodies and go fighting with the ghosts of the died ones
The ghosts are very dangerous if they don t have with who to fight than they come to their closer relatives and starts to call them out, they can take their relatives life,they also bring sickness,hail.
The ghosts are traveling on land but also on water on broomsticks,on a barrel or on in a barrel.
If they find in people gardens, gardens tools, they get them so the can go to the crossroads and used them in fights.That’s why women always take care that all the garden tools are not left outside in this night.
The Saint Andrew night is the perfect night for witchcraft, it is also the perfect night for finding the future, or for young women to find their chosen one

One of the rituals is to make a cake and the young woman to bring water for the cake with her mouth .They make the cake just from salt, flour and water. The salt and flour are measured with a nutshell.
After the cake is baked they will eat it and and they will wait that while they are sleeping they will dream their chosen one .
Also on the night on Saint Andrew people put wheat in a plate with soil and some water. If the wheat till the new year will grow beautiful the next year will be a very good one full of luck.
In this night also people can predict how the weather will be:
If there is full moon and a clear sky, the winter will be with thaw.
If there will be a full moon and the sky is dark, or it snowing or raining,the winter will be long and harsh.

So now that u know a bit about the traditions, u can pick clove of garlic and grease your doors and windows so no ghost will come to say hello to u .I guess wolfs would also stay away even more in the city 🙂
If u want to know your future u know what u have to do.