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BEOGRAD, 11.1.2012.  English and Romanian version


                                           

Vasilica or Vasuljica is a Roma national holiday which takes place every year from 13 – 17. January  . At the same time it represents the very beginning of the annual cycle of the Roma national customs.

This year, The Roma Culture Museum in Belgrade is organizing Vasilica’s Eve, on 13. January . For this occasion, during the gala dinner where the numerous friends and guests of the museum and recently established Roma Art Gallery are  expected to participate, some customs regarding the Vasilica holiday will be seen.

Besides taking part in the practical Vasilica’s rituals, the participants of this manifestation will have special opportunity to enlarge their knowledge regarding this very holiday. Listening to the Roma songs, usually sung on Vasilica occasion, is planned  as special attraction.

Given this manifestation, The Roma Culture Museum is aiming to research and revive traditional elements of the nonmaterial or spiritual culture of this  people. Besides Vasilica, thera are other Roma typical holidays such as Vasilica, Saint Anastasia so called Bibi which is worshiped during the entire month of February by Muslim Roma people; furthermore, Aunty Bibi which takes place every last Friday in March celebrated by the orthodox Roma, then Djurdjevdan on 6th  of May common for all Roma people regardless of  their residency. On 22nd and 23rd  of May, in the south of France and Spain, Kali Sara is the the object of worshiping. Piri Iliti is the holiday of the Roma blacksmiths on Kosovo. On this occasion all journeymen were pronounced to craftsmen and this had been taking place every  28th of June. Further, Alidjun or Saint ilija (till the noon Ilija  and thereafter Alija) which is celebrated by the Roma both Orthodox and Muslims who live in Bosnia. This holyday  falls on 2nd of August. On this day Roma people usually sum up their last summer profit and prepare themselves  for the next winter.


Vasilica sau Vasuljica este  o sărbătoare naţională  al Romilorr  celebrată care este infasurata dintre datele de 13. si  17. ianuarie şi reprezinta in acelas timp si inceperea ciclului anual care al obiceiurilor populare ale Romilor.
În acest an, Muzeul Culturi al  Romilor va organiza un dineu de gală, pe data 13. Ianuarie.  Pentru ocazia aceasta sunt invitati multi prieteni si musafiri al Muzeiului si al Galeriei

Care era fundata recent.

Linga participarea in ritualuri practice care se refer la Vasilica, participanţii la acest eveniment vor avea ocazia  să înveţe câte ceva despre aceast sarbatorie nationala al Rromilor si sa asculta cinteci Rromilor care de obicei sunt legate cu aceasta sarbatorie, ce cu credem noi va fi o atractie speciala.

In acest mod Muzeiul al rromilor straduieste sa investigheze, studiaza si reinviora elementele tradicionale care fac parte in cultura nemateriala sau spirituala al Rromilor. Linga Vasilica sunt si alti sarbatorii, tipic Rromani, cum  Sf.Anastasia numit aBibi, care ia parte in timpul luna februarie si este tinuta de la Rromi muslimani. Dupa aia, avem si Anti Bibi, care pica la ultimul de vineri in luna mrtie si este tinuta de partea Ortodoxilor.

 Djurdjevdan este celebrată pe data de 6. Mai de partea de Rromilor in toata lumea. Sara Kali că, la 22 şi 23 Mai marchează obicieurile al rromilor la  sudul  Franţei şi Spaniei, de vacanţă Piri Ilitieste o sarbatorie tinuta de  Rromi la Kosovo, atunci când calfe sunt promovate ca meseriasi. Acest eveniment pica la fiecare 28 iunie . Mai departe, Alidjun sau Sf. ilie (Ilie până la prânz şi de la prânz Alia) onorat de Ortodoxsi cum si Muslimani mai ales cei care traiesc in Bosnia si pica la 2. August.

In ziua aceasta ei rezuma veniturile lor şi să se pregătească pentru  iarna viitoare.



 




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