The first edition of ‘The Day of Rock’ festival took place in Racos commune, Brasov County, an event attended by more than 400 people. The program included a lot of activities: two sessions of 3 hours each of ‘Local tales, legends and histories’ took place – told inside the Sükösd-Bethlen castle by the archaeologist Costea Florea and the museographer Ovidiu Savu, followed by two guided interactive sessions with the experts of the Carpaterra Association. The 3D film, The History of Persani Geopark, financed by the Swiss - Romanian cooperation program was on all day long.
An point of interest for tourists was the rock sculpting and carving demonstrations performed by masters of these trades. The masters overpassed themselves and turned rock into genuine art, overwhelming the large number of visitors even since the first edition. The works were displayed in a medieval background provided by Sükösd-Bethlen castle. On the outdoor stage, near the castle walls, the Rozmaring Group from Racos performed, who enchanted the audience with Hungarian dances and a parade of their traditional clothes.
The housewives of the village cocked ‘lichiu’, a Saxon delicacy very appreciated by tourists. Locals could sell their traditional products in the castle yard. Visitors tried the goulash, lichiu, homemade noodles.
Most of the tourists were interested in the geological complex. A distinctive element was the Romani community who stood out by their homemade products, including brooms and wicker baskets.
Rock Paining Workshops
At the event were also organized interactive activities, to which tens of children participated, signing up for the rock painting workshop in the castle yard. Children were guided by professional painters. The works made were displayed in an exhibition.
Inside the castle was also organized a painting exhibition and films of the archaeological searches coordinated by the archaeologist Florea Costea, PhD.
The event was organized by the Carpaterra Association, co-financed by Brasov County Council, through the Cultural Projects 2017 program.