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January-March 2014

Trasee turistice cu trăsura, la Brașov
Tourist Routes by carriage in Brasov
Mit der Pferdekutsche durch Kronstadt
Lovaskocsival Brassóban
Sub lupa Prefectului
Monitored by the Prefect
Im Augenmerk des Präfekten
A Prefektus nagyítója alatt
Solidaritate Braşoveană
Brasov Solidarity
Kronstädter Solidarität
Brassói szolidaritás
Casa Sfatului, emblematică pentru Braşov
The Council House, a symbol for Brasov
Das Rathaus ? ein Kronstädter Wahrzeichen
Tanácsház ? Brassó emblémája
Târgul Internaţional de Carte şi Muzică
The International Book and Music Fair
Die Internationale Musik - und Buchmesse
Nemzetközi könyv- és zenevásár
Ski Pass, la Braşov
Ski Pass in Braşov
Der Ski-Pass in Kronstadt/Braşov
Ski Pass Brassóban
Tainele modelării lutului
The secretes of Clay Works
Die Geheimnisse des Tonformens
Az agyagművészet titkai
"Fărșangul" şi "Faschingul"
"Shrove Tuesday" and "Fasching"
"Fărşang" und Fasching
Farsang és Farsching
Predeal: Investiţii în zona turistică
Predeal: Investments in the tourist area
Predeal: Investitionen in den Tourismus
Predeál: idegenforgalmi beruházások
Balul Portului Popular
The Ball of the Dress
Der Trachtenball
A népviselet bálja
Popas la Teliu - Vale
Stopover in Teliu - Valley
Rastpause in Teliu-Vale
Keresztvári séta
"In Memoriam - Ioan Sorin Apan"
"In Memoriam - Ioan Sorin Apan"
In memoriam Ioan Sorin Apan
In Memoriam − Ioan Sorin Apan

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The Ball of the Dress



From January until March, especially until the Shrove Tuesday, several traditional events are organized in Rupea with the purpose of marking the traditions of the community life. Here are some of them: in Rupea "Hai să dăm mână cu mână" ? Let?s shake hands ? folklore show organized on January 24th - the day of the Unification of the Romanian Principalities, the "Ball of the Dress" with the pompous dress "of Rupea" and "Fosnicul" in Cuciulata, Daisoara, Rupea and Homorod.

"Fosnic", an Ancient Holiday

The name of "Fosnic" belongs to an ancient custom of the Transylvanian Saxons and it was taken over by the Romanian communities of the area. Everything is a large folklore winter party taking place after Christmas and New Year?s Eve before the Lent. On this occasion, the inhabitants party and celebrate by dance, songs and dress. Around January 24th in Rupea area, namely in Homorod, Bunesti, Hoghiz communes and in Mercheasa, Daisoara, Fantana and Cuciulata villages, cultural activities governed by the Unification of the Romanian Principalities are organized. In some places the holiday is called "Fosnic" and in Daisoara it is known as the "Neighborhoods" or "Nobarii".

Atmosphere from the Past

In Rupea, Brasov County, the Dress Ball has been organized for almost 50 years in a row and it is meant to make it possible to re-live for one night the atmosphere of the past. People wear the beautiful dress "from Rupea", an authentic and unique dress exclusively found in this town. It is different from the other areas by the head adornment that women are wearing and by the way it is arranged on the head. Men have around the neck a "rag with flowers and fringes" passing through a ring. The ball opens by a unique show where the fanfare plays a crucial role. The party lasts until dawn with exquisite food, music, dance and good vibes.

Cultural Road

Currently there are several projects meant to promote the cultural patrimony in the area of Rupea ? Cohalm, Homorod ? Mercheasa ? Jimbor, Bunesti ? Viscri, Ticus ? Ungra ? Daisoara so that the villages of Tara Cohalmului are rediscovered by tourists and chosen as tourist destination. The same, tourists can choose this cultural road to visit and acknowledge the cultural inheritance of the Transylvanian Saxons, namely the Medieval Churches and the fortified Churches of the area.


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