Commune Budila is located at 18 km from Brasov, fully profiting the economic and social-cultural influence of the town proximity. The origins of the commune dates back to the 13th century; the inhabitants were forced by the Teutonic Knights to abandon their native places. They returned on the present location only in the 18th century.
Stories with Counts
In Budila, the Magyar peers had once their manors. On of them hosts today the town hall. The other three, the castles Mikes, Nemes and Beldy Pal, named after their owners, are historical monuments and require urgent renewal. The inhabitants use to tell local stories with counts and countesses around the fire, to the delight of the tourists. Revitalizing the Traditions This year, the local authorities, supported by the County Council and the County Centre for the Conservation and Promotion of the Traditional Culture Brasov organised the first edition of Budila's Days. According to mayor Constantin Galborcea, the goal of the feast is to gather all the inhabitants at the same event. "We also intend to revitalize both Romanian and Magyar costumes and traditions. The feast offers wonderful folkloric moments and a lot of surprises".
A Folkloric Display
The program was opened by the holly liturgy celebrated at the orthodox and reformed churches. The feast continued with folkloric parades, artistic programmes performed by children, popular dances and songs, ecumenical chorus moments, gipsy traditions, brass bands and concerts.