Romano-catolicii din Moldova (Romania) - Roman Catholics from Moldavia - Romania - people so called csangos - românii denumiți ceangăi, Tchangos

In

the

villages

of

the

Moldavian

Catholics,

the

authentic

Romanian

folklore

is

preserved,

many

of

the

songs,

the

songs,

the

lyric-epic

songs,

the

playing

songs,

the

cries

but

also

the

folk

dances

are

identical

to

those

of

the

population

of

Orthodox

religion

in

the

Moldavian

area

and

some are of Transylvanian origin.

The

poetry

and

folk

songs

of

the

Moldavian

Catholics

are

archaic,

those

referring

to

the

bridal

ceremonial,

funeral

ceremonial

or

from

the

shepherd's

repertoire,

demonstrating

their

ronin

identity,

they

have

been

preserved

and

transmitted

through

life,

from

generation

to

generation,

to

this day.

The

folk

dances

of

the

Moldovan

Catholics

belong

to

the

characteristics

of

the

Romanian

folklore,

with

its

specific

nuances

for

each

geographical

area

(Moldova,

Muntenia,

Oltenia),

each

of

these

areas

having

its

own

divisions

with

slightly different shades from one sub-area to another.

Moldovan

Catholics

are

good

dancers

of

the

popular

Moldavian

dance,

they

dance

with

great

pleasure:

bătuta,

hora

de

mână,

hora

pe

bătăi,

hangul,

bătrâneasca,

ruseasca,

sârba,

ciobănașul,

coasa,

corăgheasca,

brâul,

jocul

bătrânesc

,

being

well

known

Ruseasca

din

Hălăucești,

Sârba

din

Buruieniș

,

sung

and

danced

at

Moldavian

Catholic

parties,

along

with

other

famous

folk

dances

in

the

Moldovan

area.

Folklore

of

Moldavians

Catholics,

includes

different

types

of

melodies

and

rhythms,

depending

on

the

song

chosen,

some

of

them

being

more

alert,

others

slower,

like

the

dances

of

the

Orthodox

Romanians.

The

rhythmic-

melodic

characteristics

of

the

songs

and

folk

dances

of

the

Moldovan

Catholics,

differ

in

no

way

from

those

of

the

Orthodox Romanians.

Performers

of

the

folk

dances

of

the

Moldavian

Catholics

are

themselves.

Sometimes

the

dance

songs

sung

at

parties

are

performed

by

musicians,

Orthodox

or

Roma

(Gypsy)

singers,

who

are

good

instrumentalists

and

keepers

of Romanian folklore, including for Roman Catholics.

Dans popular la romano-catolici din Moldova denumiți de literatura maghiară ceangăi, csango Obicei de nuntă la romano-catolici din Moldova denumiți de literatura maghiară ceangăi, csango Folklore of Roman Catholics from Moldavia
In 1787, Count d 'Hauterive, secretary of the ruler Alexandru Mavrocordat, mentioned in a memoir that the Moldavian csangos are passionate dancers and skilled performers of Romanian dances. Excerpt from the book "The origin of the csangos people from Moldavia" - author Dumitru Mărtinaș
"Dumitru Mărtinaş" Roman-Catholic Association representing Roman-Catholics from Moldavia - Romania (people so called "csangos", French - tchangos, Hungarian - csangok, German - tschangos)