Dragobete Dragobetele is a holiday with Slavonic origins celebrated in some  places of our country on 24 or 28 February, 1,3 and 25 March. Dragobete is  considerate equivalent of Valentine's Day or St.Valentine, holiday of love.  Word's etymology of the word was debuted by lot of ethnologists and  philosophers . Dragobete is a holiday with a relatively new tradition, with  "old ages" around 170-180 years after entering the Romanian territories and  kept  them mostly in the north-east, south-west of Romania.  Dragobete costumes Etymology Nicolae Constantinescu, ethnologist at the University of Bucharest, said that there is no  documentary record of this holiday than in the  XIX century, "which does not mean much on the time  scale" .The professor suggested that etymologically it comes from the derivation of the word "drag-  dragul" (with Slavonic theme),adding that "we can not know for sure,because you're always on the  etymology of quicksand."Linguist Lazar Saineanu proposed analogy with "dragu-bete" the suffix "-bete"  are used in areas of Oltenia meaning" gathering, ethnographer Marcel Lutic from the Museum of  Ethnography of Moldova presented the popular etymology of this holiday, considering that most its name  derived from "Finding Cape St.John the Baptist,religious holiday celebrated on February 24,wich is  called Glavo-Obretenia.Romanian have adapted it as occurring under various  names("Vobritenia","Rogobete","Bragobete","Bragovete")during the Middle Ages until prevails in some  areas (south and south-east of Romania)as Dragobete.  This explanation is given by "The Little academic Dictionary", showing use of the word in 1774."Is  very possible that the current from to be reached through the confusion patronymic folk etymology, the  word, by joining compound Slavic word from "drag" his  family and his reinterpretation of the person as  a proper name, in this case, "god" was born from a name", said Rodica Safiu from literary  Romania.N.A.Constantinescu , in "Onomastic Romanian Dictionary", 1963 treats the word "Dragobete"  in article about "drag" and as a noun meaning "little bug cooper color, light green back with white dots on  each seath", known as the "Tartar " or  "fast".(Cicindela capestris).  In "Etymological Dictionary of the Romanian language", Al.Cior?nescu etymon proposed that, with  reservations, the Serbianword "drugobrat" which means "brother-in-law".   Other theori esexposed by  Lutic  considerate the name's proveninence from the slavonic words  "dragu"and "biti", which translates  to "to be loved "or words of Dacian"trago "- goat and" Pede "- legs, turning them, in time, drago, bete:"  Incidentally, we believe that the Dacians had a celebrateddeity This time of year, deity whose name we  were not kept as many other names of Dacian deities are no longer known. "  Ion Ghinoiu in "Popular Traditions of the year- Dictionary" (1997),Dragobete's name associated with a popular character in Romanian mythology:  young god of the Pantheon with a fixed local celebration in the same village, but it varies from area to area (...), area of love and good employer provisions  in Romanian lands, being identified with "Cupid, the god of love in Roman mythology, and Eros, the god of love in Greek mythology. " The author gives  details about his family, calling him "son of Baba Dochia and brother-in-law of  hero Lazar." Dictionary mentions (in the background) that Dragobete is  also a "celebration dedicated to the god of love with the same name. "Romulus Vulcanescu in "Romanian Mythology" (1985) describes him like a  "mythical creature"being "young, strong, beautiful and good. "Simeon Florea Marian, in "Holidays in Romanian (1898-1901, 1994reissue) , wrote that  "more villages in Wallachia" and especially in Oltenia, the Christian feast of "Finding the head of St. John the Baptist (24 February) is called Dragobete.  He said that after the faith of the people, this is the day when all the birds and animals mating. "The Dragobete, in these parts is a beautiful day of  celebration",boys and girls have so unshakeable faith that this day be like them to joke, make Dragobete, as they say, that they love all year" . Is that a  village  Albeni legend that "Dragobete Jovan is the son of old Dochia ." The author described as "a being, part human and part angelic, a beautiful young  and immortal, who walk the world as Sântoaderii and Rusalele, but people do not see him, because the world has polluted the oath and wrong doing has  been presented in the same work as the god of love and good of mood, his birthday parties were organized, often followed by marriages. He is the protector  and bringer of love in house and soul. " The Dragobete can be met as "Dragomir"known as a shepherd who accompanies Dochia's trips through the  mountains, but is also apositive figure, a symbol of spring, and his birthday is celebrated there newal of nature and preparing for spring.The common  folklore is the idea that Virgin Mary turne Dragobete into a plant,called"heady" beacause he reckelssly tiried to confuse and paths.  Ovidiu Focsa, ethnographer at the Museum of Ethnography of Moldova, said that "about Dragobete is believed to be a protector of birds, closely  related to being a celebration of fertility, fecundity and rebirth of the nature .(...) This mark celebration nature and not only revive, but also the man who, on  this occasion, renew. It was a celebration of the revival of vegetation, life growing with the passage of the growing season of spring during the day, the  counterweight part of the night which decreases as the evidence and the days are sunny. It seems that in this period, birds, plants and people are put in  harmony with nature, nature was a wedding, meaning its rebirth, awakening to life, which is the central meaning of the holiday.Marcel Lutic said that in the  past, Dragobete was "a beautiful day for big boys and girls, and even for young men and women. " Dragobete has other names: "Head Spring", "Head of  the summer," I am John Spring, "birds fiancé," Florea Dragomiru-"or" Granguru"    Traditions Dragobete is celebrated on 24 February 28 or 1, 3 and 25 March,the wealth of data being given by the confusion caused by two calendars (Julian and  Gregorian). Marcel Lutic noticed that the yare "old Dochia around today and the spring equinox. Especially in south of Romania, there is a whole period,  the entwining the months of February to March, or more often in March, which is under the sign of the Dragobete. In most of the places, the celebration  date is February 24, and Nicolae Constantinescu said he had discovered a document that confirms Hasdeu Bogdan Petricei on1st of March is celebrated as  the day of the Dragobete. Dragobete , the son of Baba Dochia, with his wife