From April 3rd to April 23rd 2017, at the Bran Castle, famous all over the world as ‘Dracula’s Castle’, an Easter exhibit varnishing takes place, where a community from Mateias village, Brasov County, will also attend, a village located at the confluence of three regions: Tara Oltului, Tara Barsei and Valea Tarnavelor (Rupea area). Each region will bring its own traditional element that will improve the cultural and historic heritage of the area.
Rebuilding the heritage
‘We will bring multiple influences at this Easter exhibit: Tara Fagarasului region will show its customs; Brasov - Tara Barsei area will display decoration and adornment objects, and Tarnavelor – Rupea region will bring clothing influences and similarities with the traditional clothes worn in the Tarnave area. There will be an exhibit focused on rebuilding an interior traditional specific to Mateias village in Rupea region and the main feature will be the traditional costume’, declared Mr Adrian Valusescu, Chairman of the County Centre for Preserving and Promoting the Traditional Culture in Brasov.
The traditional costumes displayed in the Easter exhibit organized at the Bran Castle are provided by Mr Gabriel Boriceanu, who has an impressive private costume collection specific to Rupea – Valea Tarnavelor region. A photography exhibit by Gabriel Boriceanu will also be presented at this event. On April 8th, at the Castle will arrive the community from Mateias village, who will open the Easter exhibit with ‘Jocul Mare’ (The Big Dance). This particular element will be an attraction item for tourists, with the private costume collection and the traditional interior from Mateias.
The Castle, host of traditions
The manifestation is a proper occasion for admiring the customs and traditions at the confluence of the three areas of Brasov County, to see the authentic traditional costume and to experience memorable moments in a former country village background. Tourists are happy they can visit the Castle and they say this location is suitable for organizing such events that connect history with the customs and traditions preserved across time.