Ropotine (Repotini)

Between April 7 and May 18; third Tuesday after Easter
This Romanian festival is celebrated exclusively by women, who take advantage of this day to turn the tables on their husbands. It is the one day of the year when women are the masters: they feast all day, and they can punish men for any slights they may have suffered. Traditionally, women get together and make household utensils out of straw and clay, particularly a shallow baking dish for bread, known as the tzesturi, used to bake rolls and cakes which they hand out to children and the poor "to keep away wars."
FolkWrldHol-1999, p. 253
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