Traditions regarding birth, wedding and burial in Bucovina

In Bucovina each important life moment is surrounded by old traditions. Moments as birth, wedding, or burial are marked by both Chistian and pre Christian customs and rites.

Childbirth is a significantly joyful event for every family. In those moments, the mother and the midwife would perform a series of rites. The parents would be involved in a series of practices meant to protect the infant from the dark forces and to integrate the newborn in society.