Grape Harvesting and Winemaking

Autumn is beautiful in Moldova; and when its fall, it’s time to pick the grapes and make wine. Depending upon the weather, harvesting typically begins in late August and ends in early October. (The end of the harvest is celebrated during the Moldova wine festival. )

Ceramic Pottery

Traditionally, making ceramic pottery was commonplace in Moldovan households to prepare and preserve traditional cuisine. However, over the years, this tradition was almost lost. Thankfully, artisans, such as Vasile Goncear, are helping to revive the traditions of Moldovan pottery making.

Folk Music and Dancing

Moldovans appreciate music and dancing. Almost every celebration includes traditional music, played by entire orchestras or only a few musicians. There are literally hundreds of songs that follow the general tempos of traditional dances such as the hora and sirba.

Beekeeping

Moldovan honey is all natural and tasty, and learning about how it is made makes for an interesting excursion. In Raciula village, on the grounds of Raciula Monastery, the Stegarescu family operates the Honey House, which is home to a small colony of bees that visitors can observe through glass beehives.

Traditional Baking

Moldovan people are very proud of their traditional cuisine, which plays an important role in their daily lives. It is customary to prepare many types of food for important events, and there are special types of dishes and breads for specific events and dates.

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