Romanian Winter Customs

The Little Plough *Plugusorul  

 
The Little Plough *Plugusorul  

"Plugusorul" is a small plough but in Romanian folklore is a traditional procession with a decorated plough, on New Years' Day. 
This is a well wishing for the field bearing on New' Years Day. This custom arises from "Carmen arvale", a wish from the Romans from the protection of the crops. The ploughmen are teenagers and children having whip, bells and pipes in the hands. 
Their noises accompany the well wishing. 

Cristina Mihu, School 10 Focsani, Romania