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April-June 2013

Aeroportul, start la pistă
Start of the airport construction
Der Flughafen: Start für die Abflugbahn
Repülőtért, start a leszállópályán
Braşovul multicultural
Brasov - a multicultural town
Das multikulturelle Kronstadt
A multikulturális Brassó
Guvernoratul Erbil, la Braşov
Erbil Governorate in Brasov
Die Leitung der Region Erbil in Kronstadt
Erbil kormányzója Brassóban
Zilele Braşovului ? "Oraşul Coroanei"
The Days of Brasov ? "Crown City"
Die Tage Kronstadts - "Die Stadt der Krone"
Brassó napok ? "A Korona városa"
Ziua Israelului, la Braşov
The Day of Israel, in Braşov
Israels Nationalfeiertag in Kronstadt
Izrael napja Brassóban
"Odaia cu Lumină Lină", în Castelul lui Dracula
"The Chamber with Soft Light", in the Castle of Dracula
"Die Kammer mit dem milden Licht" in Draculas Schloss
A lágy fény szobája Dracula kastélyában
Budila, vatră din secolul XIII
Budila, a settlement dating back to the 13th century
Budila, ein Dorf aus dem 13. Jahrhundert
Bodola, lakóhely a XIII. századból
Cristianul cu două vetre
Cristian tracing its roots from two directions
Cristian/Neustadt und seine Kerngebiete
A két központú Keresztényfalva
Artă creştină la Teliu
Christian art in Teliu
Christliche Kunst in Teliu
Keresztény művészet Keresztváron
Hărman: 1.500 de ouă încondeiate
Harman: 1500 painted eggs
Honigberg: 1.500 bemalte Eier
Szászhermány: 1 500 írott tojás
Primăvara, la Predeal
Springtime in Predeal
Frühjahr in Predeal
Tavasz Predeálon
"Dârstele Braşovului"
"The Fulling Mills of Brasov"
"Dârstele Brasovului"
"Brassó Derestyéje"

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Cristian tracing its roots from two directions


Cristian, located in Brasov County, is a town in Tara Barsei and it is representative for this region, because of its original village settlements: a Romanian one, settled around the Orthodox Church and a Saxon one around the Evangelical Church. It is not by chance that the Emperor of Austria, Joseph 2nd, during his short visit through Cristian, in 1773, exclaimed: "What a nice village!" You can reach Cristian by taking the old commercial route which once linked Transylvania to Tara Romaneasca. Tourists may visit the Evangelical Church, with the tower of the church-fortress, the Neolithic-style Orthodox Church, and can admire the historical buildings, one of which is the Town Hall itself.

The Church-Fortress

The Evangelical Church from Cristian has a few things in common with the Transylvanian Evangelical worship places from Tara Barsei. It is dedicated to Saint Nicolas and serves the Saxon community. The construction and architecture elements of the church have survived through time. This proves that the Roman church was probably built around 1250-1270. The portal and the big rose window on the Western facade of the tower stand as proof. The gravestone of Priestess Ana May, deceased on April 22nd 1631, is kept here. The mass is still performed in the church and annual gatherings of the local Transylvanian Saxon people with those settled in Germany are organized here.

Come and light your candle with the holy fire!

The Romanian people come and light their candles with the holy fire on the night of Christ?s Resurrection at the Orthodox Church from Cristian. It was built in Neolithic style in 1795, being dedicated to the Assumption of Virgin Mary. The church hosts imperial icons painted in 1770, as well as a chalice made in the silversmith workshop of Constantin Brancoveanu, namely Beckner (dating to 1793). "Come and see Cristian and you will not regret it! The town has welcomed a lot of tourists at Easter time, who had came especially to light their candles with the holy fire in Resurrection night. We have prepared in advance, we have cleaned and we have planted 180 roses and several birch trees and sycamore maple trees. We have waited for Easter with our souls in peace, feeling like children and we brought the holy fire from church into our houses," said Mr. Dragos Serafim, Mayor of Cristian.

Promotion of traditions

Among the annual events we mention: "The Bread Route" ? a show promoting old farming customs when the Wheat Crown is made, which is one of the oldest Romanian traditions; "The Days of Cristian" ? an occasion to have a good time and to enjoy good music and folk dances, a parade of the Romanian, German and Hungarian costumes and a lot of funny moments; "Maial of the people in Cristian" ? a rustic party set outdoors; and the Pentecost on the fiftieth Sunday after Easter Sunday, or the Descent of the Holy Spirit, which is considered a celebration of the foundation of the Christian Church.


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