20 November 2016

Zapodeni Swing, Vaslui County

The Zapodeni Swing is an archaic installation designed to entertain young people. During the big holidays – Easter, Saint Elijah, the Santamarie, young people, boys and girls, used to ride the swing. It was set in motion by two lads who used to push up the heads of crossed timber posts in order for the installation to swing. The posts are consolidation elements for the frame that held the seating. The ones that pushed the swing were rewarded with red eggs on Easter. The habit is still practiced in the villages of Northern Moldavia. Lately, these kinds of fun installations are made of metal, some of them are run with electric motors.