Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Ziua de Nastere: Birthdays!

If invited to a birthday in Moldova it is important to clarify exactly when guests will be arriving and to arrive on time with a gift in hand. The price of the gift will vary depending upon your relationship with that person. Flowers for the mother and wine and candies are typically brought as well. If you are invited to the birthday of a child and there are other siblings it is important to bring a small present or candies for them as well (I personally like this tradition). There is usually a lot of dancing, eating, drinking and discussion. Expect to eat a lot at these types of occasions.

I post this today, because it is actually my eldest brother’s birthday in the United States. I hope he is able to eat, dance, drink and be merry on his glorious day of birth!

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