Happy Easter! The primary religion in Moldova is Eastern Orthodox Christianity. Because of this, Easter is arguably the most important religious holiday in Moldova. During April there are many traditions (most related to the Church) that are followed to celebrate Easter. For example, many people use a different greeting and response during this time (Greeting: "Hristos … Continue reading Easter


American Film Festival and a Japanese Dinner

Despite the dreary weather, I managed to do a lot this past weekend! The US embassy has sponsored a weeklong American Film Festival, where they play two or three free movies (in English!!) every evening at a local theater. On Saturday I watched Wall-E, and on Sunday Roman Holiday. I’m also planning to watch the original … Continue reading American Film Festival and a Japanese Dinner

Easter Egg Painting

Last week I had the opportunity to attend an Easter Egg Painting Workshop (thank you ADVIT for organizing this event!). Easter is a huge holiday in Moldova, and because of this there are a ton of workshops being offered and crafts being sold all over the city. This particular workshop was hosted by the Museum of Ethnography, and at it we discovered how … Continue reading Easter Egg Painting