In some Romanian In some Romanianareas, on Christmasareas, on Christmas Eve, farmers gather Eve, farmers gather back everything back everything they’ve lent during thethey’ve lent during the year. In Mehedinti year. In Mehedinti county, parents put county, parents put coins in their coins in their children’s pockets, inchildren’s pockets, inorder for them to haveorder for them to havea beautiful New Year.a beautiful New Year.
Also, on Christmas Eve,bread is placed under thetable to bear luck for thewhole familly, and wheat is placed under the tablecloth, to bring good crops.
In Romania, Christmasbegins with fasting (as themajority is represented bythe Orthodox Church),which takes six weeks (from November 15th to December 24th).