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October-December 2013

Conferinţa finală DISTRICT +
The final conference DISTRICT +
Die Schlusskonferenz DISTRICT +
District Plus konferencia
Fatzada istorică cu lucrări murale
A historical facade with mural works
Historische Fassade mit Wandmalerei
Történelmi oromzat falfestménnyel
Braşovul, iarna
Brasov during wintertime
Kronstadt im Winter
Brassó télen
Vacanţă la Drăguş
On Holiday in Dragus
Ferien in Drăguş
Szabadság Draguson
Dumbrăviţa, satul ţânţărenilor
Dumbravita, the village of Tantareni
Dumbrăviţa, das Schnakendorf
Szunyogszeg faluja
Hălchiul de ieri şi de azi
Halchiu, past and present
Heldsdorf gestern und heute
Tegnapi és mai Höltövény
Sărbătorile, la Hoghiz
Winter holidays in Hoghiz
Die Feiertage in Hoghiz
Olthévízi ünnepek
Mândra legendară
Mandra, a legendary place
Das sagenhafte Mândra
Legendás Mundra
Bogăţie cultural-istorică, la Moieciu
Cultural and historical richness in Moieciu
Moieciu und seine kulturell-historische Vielfalt
Kulturális, történelmi gazdagság Moécson
"Festivalul Interetnic 7 sate"
"The Interethnic Festival 7 Villages"
"Das interethnische Festival der Sieben Dörfer"
7 falu interetnikus fesztivál
Tradiţii unice, la Şercaia
Unique traditions in Sercaia
Einzigartige Traditionen in Schirkanyen
Egyedi szokások Sárkányban
Ungra, colţ de Rai
Ungra, a corner of Heaven
Galt/Ungra ? ein Stück Paradies
Ungra, az Éden kertje

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Unique traditions in Sercaia



Sercaia, situated on the road connecting Brasov to Sibiu, is ready to welcome its tourists who wish to spend their Christmas holidays and New Year`s Day in a traditional way, attending the celebration of old customs and tasting food specific to the region of Ardeal.
Sercaia includes the villages of Sercaia, Vad and Halmeag, which in time have become an important connection between the Romanian, Hungarian and German cultures, thus leading to an increased attractiveness of this place as a destination for tourism.
These localities are ideal to stop over or visit for a few days. One can find here old churches of different religions and genuine customs and traditions still continuing to be celebrated.

An invitation to Şercaia

"Sercaia still preserves its old customs and traditions, some of them being quite unique. The people here are friendly, eager to receive guests in their prosperous households. The local cuisine is specific to the region of Ardeal influenced by the Transylvanian Saxon and Hungarian cuisines. The chain of monasteries (Sambata, Bucium, Dejani, Carta and Fagaras) surrounding this place offer to the tourists the chance to find out more about monastic traditions and they are a good place for meditation. All these can be a good opportunity to spend the winter holidays here, enjoying the parade of Ceata of young men, horse-drawn sleigh rides, listening to carols and admiring the national costumes and the Christmas tree," said Mr. Cristinel Paltin, Mayor of Sercaia.

Ceata (group) of young men

The Festival of Cetele de feciori (the groups of young men) is the most spectacular event around here and it is organized each year in Tara Fagarasului. It is a parade of groups of young men from all the villages in the region.
In the villages of Vad and Sercaia, young men dressed up in traditional costumes go from one house to another accompanied by musicians, horse-drawn carriages carrying the gifts they receive from the peasants` houses. Sometimes girls are also carried in these carriages. Ceata custom is celebrated between Christmas and Epiphany. Tourists are also invited to join this traditional procession.

Events during the year

"Ceata de feciori" is not the only event from here. There are also other customs, festivals and fairs such as: "Plugarul", which is organized the day after Easter in the village of Vad when the most hardworking young man in the village is honoured by being taken to the river onto a harrow carried on the other ones` shoulders; the Daffodils Festival which takes place on the occasion of Saints Constantine and Helen`s Day in the Forest of Vad; the Days of Halmeag in August which features parades of national costumes and bucolic parties; and the Goods and Livestock Trade Fair taking place twice or three times a year in each village.


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