Dragobete is an old Romanian holiday full of symbols and traditions.
In the morning of Dragobete the unmarried girls must gather some snow and melt it and then wash their faces and hair with it in order that the lovers consider them the most beautiful of all. It is said that if you are lucky enough to hear the hoopoe in this day you will be hard working all the year through. If it rains in this day the spring will come earlier and it will be nicer.
Boys and girls gather on the hills, near the villages to talk and become friends. At noon girls come down to the villages and the boys must follow the ones they like. In the south part of the country this is called racer.
The tradition sais that those who kissed in this day were meant to be together all the year.

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