The Traditional Culture Department within “Reduta” Cultural Centre has hosted the 4th edition of “Cununa” National Customs Festival, held in the Council Square in Brasov. The event brought together on the stage prestigious folk dance performance groups, who offered a parade of traditional costumes and dance, and beautifully entertained Brasov dwellers and tourists alike. The scene was erected in the open and hosted, in turn, the dance performance groups representing Brasov communities.
Adrian Valusescu, the head of the Traditional Culture Department within “Reduta” Cultural Centre declared: “If the first editions of the festival were dedicated to the labour, wedding customs or to the ones specific to the various ethnic groups in our country, this year’s event aimed at highlighting and promoting the traditional customs throughout the year and in the everyday life of both Romanians and minorities.”
The Parade of the Folk Dance Groups
Muguras Folk Dance Group, from Optasi Magura Locality, Olt County, Kék Virág Folk Dance Group from Belin Locality, Covasna County, favourably answered the invitation to attend, alongside other folk dance groups in the City of Brasov: Zestrea Saceleana from Sacele Locality, Boritasii from Purcareni Locality, Magura from Codlea Locality, Ermis Greek Folk Dance Performance Group in Brasov, Korona German Folk Dance Performance Group, and Die Burzenland Party Band Orchestra from Brasov.
Brasov dwellers could enjoy customs such as Calusul from the province of Oltenia, Borita (a custom specific to the Csango community in the villages of Sacele, during the winter holidays), as well as parts of the wedding traditions of the Romanians and of the Greek communities, brought to them on the stage.
Ileana Gafton DRAGOS