[April 24] Happy
name Birthday, Floarea Leonida!
is the Name Birthday* of Floarea Leonida, the new Star
of Romanian Gymnastics Team. Happy Birthday, Floare!and Bravo
for your determination and hard work, after the last summer
big dissapointment of not being able to compete (or even see)
You can post yours greeting messages for Floarea
in our Forum.
Coaches will tell to Floarea about the messages. Of course,
you can also post your greetings on other forums, but since
she will not be able to ever see/hear about, what's the point?
(like dumping a bottle in the Ocean, but if it helps you you
feel happy that you have tried, anyway...).
Floarea Leonida story:
[Aug 07] Depart
[Aug 07] Stroescu
go, Munty &Floarea stays...
[Aug 13, 2004] The
sadness of outsiders
*According to Romanian Orthodox traditions
(most Romanians, like 80%, are Orthodox, but this Saint is
the same for other religions like Catholics, too), if a child
is born on some specific days, days which are "protected"
by some "dedicated" Saints (included in the official Church
calendar), those children have one of their names given after
the name of that Saint (on the day of Saint Nicholas /"
Nicolae"= the chosen name is Nicoleta for girls of Floarea
for this day of "Florii"- "Flowers Day",
one of the most important).
For the children which are born in a day when there is no
"Official Saint" in the Calendar, the parents can change a
second name, a Saint-alike one, at their free choose. This
way, a child can have the "Born Birthday"-the day it was born
and a second Birthday -which often is more important and better
celebrated, the day of his "spiritual Saint".
Romanian Gymnastics News Archive.