Perinița

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Perinița or Pernița is a wedding party folk dance, typical of and deriving from Romania, Muntenia region.

The dancers form a circle with a person holding a handkerchief or pillow dances inside the circle, then chooses a person of an opposite sex by placing the handkerchief around his/her neck. They kiss on the cheek, the first person goes into the circle, while the second one repeats the same.

The name of the dance comes from the pillow (sometimes handkerchief) on which a young man places his knee when kneeling before a girl he chooses. The Romanian word for pillow is "pernă" (from South Slavic "perina"), and the dance is called Pernița or Perinița after the "pernă" that is often used.