On Memorial Day, some vendors are making extra money by selling flowers around cemeteries. Near Saint Lazarus cemetery, full flower markets were established.
"-Those are flowers I rose at home. -How much do they cost? -One leu per flower. We also have tulips, one costs four lei, but on such a day, depending on the person, I do not mind giving discounts."
"-The Narcissus costs one lei, while those flowers costs 15. -How are the sales today? -Slowly but surely."
"The flowers have not bloomed to the end yet, so we sell them for 1 lei, if they are also short, for 50 bani."
Artificial flowers were also available this year, despite them being harmful to the environment.
"We sell flowers and branches, for 3 and 5 lei, depending on the size."
Despite knowing of the dangers, some people claim that they favor artificial flowers.
"Natural flowers will last only a few days, while artificial ones to one year."
Each year, in Saint Lazarus cemetery is collected around 700 tonnes of waste, 80% of them being artificial flowers.