Dragobete is a traditional Romanian holiday observed on February 24, 2023. Baba Dochia also known as The Old Dokia is a spring related figure of Romanian myth and her son called Dragomir is honored and celebrated on Dragobete. It is the time to release mankind’s patience because they both stand for the return of the spring season each year and as a sign that people have overcome winter time.
Modern observations of Dragobete are comparable to St Valentine’s Day with various local customs in Romania in Southeast Europe. When birds start to become very lively again on Dragobete lovers have a day on their own to celebrate love and spring. The Romanian used to say "Dragobete kisses the girls" meaning that this is a perfect day to receive first kisses.