1. Eating vegetables and salads on Christmas Eve
Romanians love traditional food — think lots of pork, in all its glorious forms — for Christmas dinner. Traditional does not include many vegetables. Just before Christmas, there are even public campaigns on television and radio advising people not to eat too much meat during the holidays. While the Romanian housewife is preparing the national dish sarmale, minced pork stuffed in stewed cabbage, she smiles, knowing full well that all these campaigns are completely useless.