"After winning first place at the annual Bear Parade in #Comanesti, Romania, Dumitru Toloaca's troupe celebrated in the streets. While clad in bearskins, they sang, they danced, and they toasted with homemade palinka liquor. And the photographer @dianazeynebalhindawi captured it all. For @dianazeynebalhindawi, it was a familiar scene. She spent the first 8 years of her childhood in Romania's Trotus Valley and recalled raucous packs of people wearing bearskins emerging each holiday season, ostensibly to chase away bad spirits from the previous year. This #nytweekender, we're sharing @dianazeynebalhindawi's photos from a few frigid days she spent with troupes of Romania's dancing (and drinking) bears. Visit the link in our profile to see more on the @nytimes #lensblog. #🐻" By nytimes on Instagram.
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