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July-August 2008

Judeţul Braşov, în mandatul 2008-2012
New Mandate?s Objectives
Objectifs du nouveau mandat
Serbările Medievale ale Braşovului - Ediţia a II-a
Brasov?s Medieval Feasts
Les Fêtes Médiévales de Brasov
Le Feste Medievali di Brasov
Recreere la Codlea
Nature and Culture in Codlea
La ville des fleurs
Natura e cultura a Codlea
Zilele Ghimbavului
Ghimbav?s Days
Les Jours de Ghimbav
I Giorni di Ghimbav
Invitaţie la Hărman
Harman?s Days
Les Jours de Harman
I Giorni di Harman
Turism ecumenic la Predeal
Ecumenical Tourism
Tourisme œcuménique
Turismo ecumenico
Zilele Prejmerului
Prejmer?s Days
Les Jours de Prejmer
I Giorni di Prejmer
Măsurişul laptelui
Milk Measuring
Le mesurage du lait
La misurazione del latte
Spectacol excepţional la Sânpetru
Sanpetru?s Days
Les Jours de Sanpetru
I Giorni di Sanpetru
Buzduganul - obicei traditional al satului Drăguş
The Mace
La Massue
Il Frangicapo
Înstruţatul boului
Ox Adornment
Le Parement du Bœuf
L?adornamento del bue
Sărbătoarea Sânzienelor
The Bedstraws Fairies
Les Fées-Solidages
Gli Spiriti Femminili
Festivalul Oraşelor Înfrăţite
The Twin Towns Festival
Les Festival des villes jumelées
Festival delle Città Gemellate
Restaurantul Panoramic
Panoramic Restaurant
Le Restaurant Panoramic
?Sărbătoarea Pădurii?
Forest?s Feast
La Fête de la Forêt
Festa del Bosco
Luminiţa Gliga şi culorile misterioase
Labyrinth of Colours
Labyrinthe des Couleurs
Labirinto di colori

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Ghimbav?s Days


On June 27-29, the Town Hall Ghimbav and Local Council organized Ghimbav?s Days. The event took place on the local stadium, which hosted several artistic manifestations performed by various Romanian and German folkloric bands. .
Ghimbav?s Days is the feast of local traditions and habits, combining the past and the present history of the town.

The Settlement?s Origins
The origins of Ghimbav settlement is linked to the presence of the Teutonic Knights in Tara Barsei during 1211-1225 period and to the Saxons? colonization (the 13th century). The Teutonic Knights have been colonised by Hungarian King Andrew II to defend Transylvania against the Cumanic invasion and to catholicize the Romanians.

Saxons? Colonization
The process occurred in the 13th century, under the reign of the Hungarian royalty over Transylvania. Saxon Chronicles offer information about early Ghimbav and mention the Tatar invasion in 1241, when the construction of the stone churches designed by the Teutonic Knights has been completed. Even the local Saxon church in Gothic style was built in the same period.

The Romanians of Ghimbav
Romanians have been attested in Ghimbav by historical documents since 1700. In 1783, the Romanian church was built, and Romanians were fighting for the establishment of a Romanian schools on the remains of a cavalry barrack. The first spinning and paperboard factories have been established in the 20th century.

Customs and Traditions
As mayor Dorel Toma stated, Ghimbav?s Days are an opportunity to promote the local past and the traditions, which are common for both German and Romanian communities.


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