Every village has its own fair or saint’s day. Bălăurești’s hram celebrates St. Nicolai (of summer… apparently there are two) and is on May 22. (Yes, I know this post is 6 months late!)I kind of feel like hram is an opportunity for boys and men in our village to participate in sporting events. There was a soccer game with a neighboring village, wrestling matches, volleyball games, tug of war, and races. Winners came home with chickens, rabbits, and rams.

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