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October-December 2009

Festivalul ?Fulg de Nea?
The ?Snow Flake? Festival
Das Festival ?Schneeflocke?
Muzeul Civilizaţiei Urbane a Braşovului, deschis publicului larg
The City Civilisation Museum from Brasov - open for the public
Das Museum für städtische Zivilisation Kronstadt/Brasov
A Brassó Városi Civilizáció Múzeuma megnyílt a nagyközönség számára is
Micul OktoberFest
The Little Oktoberfest
Das Mini-Oktoberfest
A kis Oktoberfest
Zoritorii din Cristian
?Zoritorii? from Cristian
Die Weihnachtssänger von Neustadt
Keresztényfalvi hajnalozók
Zilele Hălchiului
The Feast Days of Halchiu
Die Heldsdorfer Tage
Höltövény napjai
Sărbătoarea ?Mărul Dulce?
The ?Sweet Apple? Holiday
Das Fest des ?Sü?en Apfels?
Az Édes Alma ünnepe
Ghimbavul istoric şi modern
Ghimbav: History and Modernity
Weidenbach von einst und heute
A történelmi és a modern Vidombák
Festivalul istoric ?În numele tandafirului"
The historic festival ?The Name of the Rose"
Das historische Festival ?Im Namen der Rose?
Történelmi fesztivál: A rózsa nevében
Bran Castle Fest
Bran Castle Festival
Bran Castle Fest
Bran Castle Fest
Festivalul Oierilor şi Răvăşitul Oilor
Shepherds? Festival and Sheep Scattering
Das Schafhalter-Festival und der Schaf-Abtrieb
A juhászok ünnepe
Competiţii la Predeal
Competitions in Predeal
Wettkämpfe in Predeal
Predeáli versenyek
Ziua Europeană a Culturii Evreieşti
The European Day of Jewish Culture
Der Europa-Tag der jüdischen Kultur
A zsidó kultúra európai napja
Acupunctura Zhendao

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Shepherds? Festival and Sheep Scattering



In the area of Bran ? Moeciu, the traditions related to sheep breeding and moving of flocks are preserved for thousands of years. Different shepherds? events like the Shepherds? Fest and Sheep Scattering are organised every year at the beginning of the fall. The two events took place simultaneously in Tohanul Nou ? Zărneşti and Bran, where fairs with traditional products were organized.
This year the Shepherds? Festival was organized by the County Council Brasov, the County Centre for Preservation and Promotion of Traditional Culture Brasov, together with the ?Mountain Sheep from Romania? Federation, the Association of Ovine and Equine Breeders from the county of Brasov, the Association of Bovine Breeders, the branch form Brasov, the City Hall from Zarnesti and the County Council for Agriculture Counselling from Brasov.

Traditional Products Fair

During the three festival days, there were organized exhibitions and sales for traditional meat and milk products, prize awarding and sale exhibitions of animals, dog exhibition with Romanian breeds: the Romanian Black Shepherd and the Romanian Mioritic Shepherd, an exhibition and sale for hand-made products, but also a folk show with CRISTIAN POMOHACI as special guest. From the program: Dumbrăviţa Ensemble, ?Nelu Luca? Gypsy Dances Group from Râşnov and Floare de Castan Ensemble from Hălchiu.

Dracula?s Mask

Both in Bran, where the Sheep Scattering took place, and in Tohanul Nou, on the occasion of the Shepherds? Festival, the traders competed in selling some Dracula myth-related symbols: Dracula?s mask, witches and demons? masks, amulets and various other souvenirs. The two events were attended by big numbers of tourists from the country and from abroad, who wanted to taste the specific products: sheep pastrami, cheese in fir bark, ewe cheese, bulz (Romanian traditional meal with polenta, ewe cheese and sour cream), mutton and wild-boar sausages, other lamb and mutton products.

Unforgettable memories

The tourists wanted to take pictures with the shepherds dressed in their traditional sheepskin coats, stay close to the shepherds while cooking polenta in cast-iron kettles, heat at the wood fire and listen to the Romanian traditional folk music. Many of them wanted to learn a few steps from the dances in this area: ?brâul?, ?sârba?, etc.


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