Brasov, an important communication node and a well-known trading point where traders from all over the country and abroad came, still preserves traditions from its former specificity, by organizing the Day of Traditional Crafts of the Hungarian Community in Romania. The event was organised by the Apaczai Csere Janos Cultural Association and the Traditional Culture Service within the Reduta Cultural Centre, and got to its 15th edition.
Events theme: "The contribution of the Hungarian youth from Tara Barsei to the Traditional Culture". The official opening took place at the "Casa Sperantei" Reformed Centre ? the Reformed Church from Brasov, where an artistic program, aimed at promoting the Hungarian traditional culture, was performed. Folk dance and music groups, folk and pop music bands, as well as dance sport groups from Brasov County participated to the show. The surprise of the day was the winner of X Factor contest from Hungary.
During the day, the craftsmen invited from different regions of the country presented traditional crafts: carvers in wood, plaiting products using straw, corn leaves and wool, manufacture of textile toys, hand-woven carpets from textile and wool scraps, pottery, flower arrangements, interior fabrics and traditional clothing, clothing decorations, accessories made with natural materials.
Passing on the torch
"Each year we organise this event with the representatives of the Hungarian community. This year, in order to pass on the torch to the young generation, children eager of learning about the old customs were asked to participate in this event. In this context, the children organised, while being helped by a grown-up trainer, different traditional games that used to be played at the countryside, games that have been forgotten by the townspeople. The children were very excited, entirely involved and wore proudly the Hungarian traditional clothing", said Mr. Adrian Valusescu, the Chairman of the County Centre for the Preservation and Promotion of Traditional Culture of Brasov.