This group showed up at my office today with quite a performance. They’re dressed in traditional Moldovan garb and playing the music you hear on traditional Moldovan instruments. They’re called “urătorii,” which basically means “well-wishers,” and they visit the offices singing and putting on performances, wishing everyone lots of years, happy holidays, and something along the lines of an abundance of crops (fruit, vegetables, etc.) and healthy goats. It’s a winter tradition here in Moldova.
I was so disappointed that I didn’t have my camera with me, but luckily one of my colleagues had his camera and recorded most of their performance. At the end, we all threw in some Moldovan lei (money) and gave them a bottle of champagne and box of chocolates.
Don’t miss the bit with the little boys and goats at 3:40! It’s too cute.