Orthodox Christians revere the memory of St. Basil. In a difficult time for the Church, he manifested himself as the defender of the Orthodox faith.
Since ancient times, the day of St. Basil began in Moldova “plugusorul,” the Christmas greetings. The village mummers walk, played “Malanka”- the folk drama. In the morning the houses are decorated with a fruit tree branch -“sorcova”. Wishing the owners of wealth and prosperity, “surkovoy” refers to each of the households. And sowed with grain that the year was a generous harvest.
In Moldova the name of Basil are 54 thousand men and Vasilisa the name is more than four thousand women.