Every year, on March 8, Romanians cerebrate the International Women’s Day, and Mother’s Day. The custom, similar to all customs in the countries that celebrate the day, is for men to give all the women in their lives flowers or gifts. Female teachers receive small gifts from their students too, whether boys or girls. The idea that the female teacher is the equivalent of a mother figure prevails.

On Mother’s Day, there are usually flowers at every street corner in Romania, either in shops, malls and supermarkets, together with gifts for the occasion and special offers. The peasant markets are more colorful than ever as a lot of people come from the rural side of Romania with huge bags full of fresh flowers picked from their gardens.

In your search for gifts for the woman or women in your life, have a look at our online guide , where you can find a wide list of flower shops and jewelry stores as well as restaurants and pubs where you can take her out for a nice dinner.