SE DESCHID CERURILE DE SÂNZIENE
POSTER ILLUSTRATION & DESIGN
[ MIDSUMMER CELEBRATION EVENT ]
commissioned by A.R.C.E.N.
Each year, on the 24th of June, Romanians
celebrate the pagan holiday of Sânziene.
Along with the Fates, Sânzienele are part of
the big and charming family of Iele – gracious
fairies with magical powers.
On Sânziene’s Eve, it is said that the fairies
bless the animals and the fountains,
strengthenthe marriages, heal people of
different diseases and then like to dance
and sing until dawn.
Sânziene is, in short, a feast that celebrates
the Sun, a feast of love and happiness,
quite similar to the famous Midsummer Night,
when the skies are opening and miracles
happen and the entire world becomes a
Animation based on my illustration
made by Dragoș Boțcău for One Night Gallery.