New Year's Goat Custom

Contrary to what you may think, these images were taken in the city, in Bucharest during the last days of 2009. It is not very often that you can delight yourself as someone living in a large city with such sceneries. You could of course go to the country side during the end of the year and get yourself acquainted with such rituals as unfortunately the big cities tend to focus more on New year’s sales and other modern marketing tools to divert ourselves from the tradition.

This particular people came from Buzau to perform the traditional Goat for my neighbourhood. I was very much impressed by the facial expression of some of them, open and gay although I am sure their lives may not be a piece of cake…