Pastele Cailor (Horse Easter), Targoviste, Romania

united_kingdomEvery year on the first Saturday of Lent, the Bulgarian community in Targoviste, Romania, is celebrating the Horse Easter (or Saint Theodor day), marking the end of winter and beginning of spring. The horses harnessed to carts, make a tour of the neighborhood and head for the church to be hallowed by priests.


romania_flagAm crezut toata viata ca expresia “La Pastele Cailor” ce inseamna “niciodata” se datoreaza faptului ca Pastele Cailor nu exista, dar se pare ca exista si chiar se sarbatoreste! Comunitatea Bulgara din cartierul Matei Voievod din Targoviste, Judetul Dambovita (cunoscut local ca “in Sarbi”) celebreaza in fiecare an Pastele Cailor (sau Tudorita), marcand sfarsitul iernii. Azi, de 8 Martie 2014, caii impodobiti cu ciucuri si gambiere au defilat pe Calea Bucuresti inhamati la carute, dupa care s-au indreptat spre biserica pregatita pentru sfintirea cailor.

pastele cailor Targoviste  8 martie 2014

Horses' Easter, Targoviste, Romania, March 2014

Targoviste 2014 Pastele Cailor

Pastele Cailor Targoviste 2014

Pastele Cailor Targoviste 2014

Caruta si cal de Pastele Cailor din Targoviste 2014

Pastele Cailor martie 2014 Targoviste, Dambovita

cal la caruta, cu ciucuri rosii de Pastele Cailor

Bulgarii sarbatoresc Pastele Cailor in Targoviste, 8 martie 2014

Pastele cailor in Targoviste

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