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

The past has its price, which we must only reach with respect and gratitude.

The ancient customs and customs kept in the villages with the Catholic population of Moldavia have been preserved and passed on from generation to generation with great care, emphasizing their Romanian identity, the ancestral traditions enjoying a special appreciation today. The recourse to tradition, by observing some ordinances and conceptions about the world and life established in time, is still an indication of the age of this population, of the total identification with the Romanian people. The unaltered preservation of ritual-ceremonial customs, beliefs and practices, common to the entire nation of which they belong, proves the age and spiritual vigor of this population. There are goods that have settled in the succession of generations, making up that immutable dowry represented by the ethnic specific. At the level of mentality, there is a cult of tradition and lineage in the Moldavian Catholic settlements, of preserving the values ​​inherited from the elderly, despite the shortcomings or injustices with which the people were confused. The traditions of the Moldavian Catholics are similar, some until they are identified with the traditions of the Orthodox Romanians from the region of Moldavia or with the traditions of the Romanians from other Romanian historical regions, especially those of the Transylvanian Romanians. Thus, the settlements of the Moldavian Catholics carry all the characteristics of the Romanian and Moldavian rural habitat, some of the ascetic being identified under all aspects with those of the Orthodox population. The rural architecture kept by the Moldavian Catholics is present in the settlements of them in all forms of localities from the outdated and to the assembled ones, being found in the architectural constructions of the village having as an outer limit the border sometimes guarded by anthropomorphic pillars, trout or crosses. The houses of the Moldavian Catholics are not different from those of the Orthodox ones and are made of joists placed in wedges or forks, from rafters or squats, placed on the soles or directly on the ground, with the roof in four waters, specific to the traditional Romanian house. They are part of the clothing of the Moldavian Catholics and objects that, although they are named differently than in other regions of the country, are equivalent to some clothing worn by women from Oltenia and Muntenia. Thus, in the villages of the Moldavian Catholics there is still wearing the catrine as a piece of the popular female costume that is not seated in front and back as is customary in Oltenia and Muntenia. For the holidays, wear the plaid shirt or the shirt with the bow. The popular men's costume is simpler and is worn today only on the occasion of religious manifestations having as component parts the straight shirt or the shirt with legs as well as the yarns made of cotton or wool cloth and in frigid weather it is worn by the pups. white called dimie or aba. Traditional customs make up an impressive repertoire, accompanying the main moments of human life whose evolution is followed from birth to death. The premarital customs were carried on in close relation with some holidays - Easter, Christmas, the church's dedication, as well as a series of folkloric occasions such as satin, claca, village time. Traditional folk folklore of Moldovan Catholics includes carols, songs, poems, fairy tales, enchantments, similar or identical to those of Romanians from other regions of the country. In the tradition of the Catholic villages of Moldavia, a special place is occupied by the rituals closely related to the activity of farmers and animal breeders of the inhabitants as well as in relation to the Christian religious holidays. Detailed information regarding the traditions of the Roman Catholic Moldavians, arguments and evidence of their Romanian origin, can be found in the scientific works displayed on the site.
Tradițiile romano-catolicilor din Moldova denumiți de literatura maghiară ceangăi, csango Obiceiuri populare - romano-catolici din Moldova denumiți de literatura maghiară ceangăi, csango P O P U L A R    T R A D I T I O N S of Roman Catholics from Moldavia Goat acting - Gioseni commune, Bacău county Carols from Luizi Călugăra - Bacău County Masked carols - Prăjești village, Bacău county The acting of the outlaw - Pildești village, Neamț county Winter custom - Bijghir village, Bacău county Eggs Set - Paschal traditions in Roman Catholic villages The acting of the bear - Gioseni, Bacău Masked carols - Răchiteni, Iași
"Dumitru Mărtinaş" Roman-Catholic Association representing Roman-Catholics from Moldavia - Romania (people so called "csangos", French - tchangos, Hungarian - csangok, German - tschangos)