Tururi virtuale


Nr: 108-110
July-September 2013

Braşovul, capitala turismului montan
Brasov, capital of mountainous tourism
Kronstadt ? die Hauptstadt des Bergtourismus
Brassó: a hegyi turizmus fővárosa
Proiect româno-polonez: Transhumanţa 2013
Romanian-Polish project: Transhumance 2013
Ein rumänisch-polnisches Projekt: Transhumanz 2013
Román?lengyel terv: kétlegelős pásztorkodás 2013
Oktoberfest 2013, la cote maxime
Oktoberfest 2013 at its peak
Oktoberfest 2013 verspricht Höchstwerte an Unterhaltung
Oktoberfest 2013: csúcsrajáratva
Festivalul fanfarelor, la Codlea
The Brass Band Festival in Codlea
Das Blasmusik-Festival in Zeiden
Fúvószenekarok fesztiválja Feketehalomban
Turism ecumenic, la Cristian
Ecumenical Tourism in Cristian
Ökumene-Tourismus in Neustadt
Ökumenikus turizmus Keresztényfalván
Rusaliile, la Feldioara
The Pentecost in Feldioara
Pfingsten in Marienburg
Pünkösd Földváron
Zilele Ghimbavului 2013
The Days of Ghimbav 2013
Die Weidenbacher Tage 2013
Vidombák napjai 2013
Stejarul din Mercheaşa
The Oak Tree from Mercheasa
Die Eiche in Streitfort
A mirkvásári tölgy
Lisa: Farmecul unei comune
Lisa: The Charm of a Commune
Lisa: Der Zauber einer Gemeinde
Lisza: egy község varázsa
Cetatea Rupea: Suflet şi Divinitate
Citadel Rupea: Soul and Divinity
Die Repser Burg: Seele und Göttliches
Kőhalom vára: Lélek és istenség
Zilele Sânpetrului, Ediţia a XVIII-a
The 18th Edition of the Days of Sanpetru,
Die XVIII. Auflage der Petersberger Tage
Szentpéter napjai, XVIII. kiadás
Măsura Laptelui, la Şirnea
Measurement of the Milk in Sirnea
Das Milchvermessen in Şirnea
Tejmérés Şirneán
Tabăra de sculptură de la Teliu: "Tradiţii vechi în spirit nou"
SINAPSA - Festival Internaţional de Artă Creştină Românească

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Romanian-Polish project: Transhumance 2013



Locality Rotbav, commune Feldioara, county of Brasov, has become the "Transhumance Centre" on the map of Europe following a project which included two Romanians, two Ukrainians and two Polish who began reconstructing the historical route of the Transylvanian shepherds? transhumance five-six centuries ago. The six shepherds started with 300 sheep, two donkeys and six shepherd dogs. The trip is part of a Romanian-Polish project called "Transhumance 2013", initiated by Foundation "Pastoral Transhumance " from Poland and Foundation "Transhumance" from Romania.

Pastoral traditions

"By this project we are trying to bring the shepherds` traditions and customs of a few hundred years ago back to present by proving, at the same time, that an important part of the cultural inheritance from this geographical region comes from the Transylvanian shepherds who started transhumance towards Ukraine and today Poland ever since half the 15th century " declared George Catean, one of the initiators of the project. "Transhumance 2013" aims at proving that the entire culture in the Carpathians region has a common basis in terms of pastoral traditions which influenced music, dances, costumes of people in the mountainous areas, their customs and day-to-day life.

1,400 kilometres route

Before starting, an important pastoral festival was organized with the shepherds? traditional customs: sheep mixture, taking the flock to prayers. The 1,400 kilometres route crosses Romania, Ukraine, Slovakia, Poland and the Czech Republic. The flock leaves from Romania, goes to Ukraine, gets to Slovakia (at the beginning of August); in Poland the shepherds participate in the "European Fair for Traditional Products " from Zakopane; on August 24th they shall stop in locality Koniakow and participate in the "Shepherd?s Fair"; the last part of the route will cross the Czech Republic (August 31st ? September 14th), the entire trip ending with a big celebration marking the end of the summer pasturage season.

Facebook page and website

The trip of the six shepherds can be followed on the Internet by all interested people. The web page of the project has already been launched: www.transhumance.pl. The first information on the project may be read here in Polish, Romanian, Ukrainian, Slovak, Czech and English and people can also make donations for supporting. Anyone can ?buy? a sheep from the flock, and at the end of the project he/she will receive the bell the sheep wore at its neck all along the way of transhumance. The Facebook page shall be launched soon, and the route of the flock can be followed step by step here.


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