In Moldova, which is a part of Romania, there is a custom to say goodbye to the old year and greet the new one. This custom is still practised on the last day of the year. The men of means of the village dress up in bear fur. Each bear is led by an other person in order to form a pair. They gather at the end of the village and than parade through the whole village meanwhile more and more people join them. This is the way they celebrate the New Year.