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March-April 2009

Baba Dochia
The old Dochia
Noul brand turistic al judeţului Braşov
Echipă nouă la Prefectură
New Prefecture’s Team
Nouvelle équipe à la Préfecture
Nuova squadra alla Prefettura
Braşovul, oraşul lui Kronos
Town of Cronus
Ville de Chronos
Strigarea peste sat la Şinca Nouă
The Wheel on Fire
La roue en flammes
La Ruota in fiamme
Prejmer: Clătita din căruţă
The Pancakes Festival
Le Festival des Crêpes
Il Festival delle Crêpe
Balul Dragobetelui, la Zizin
Dragobete’s Ball
Le Bal de Dragobete
Il Ballo di Dragobete
Balul Mărţişorului, la Codlea
The March Amulet Ball
Le Bal du printemps
Il Ballo della primavera
Alaiul măştilor la Budila
The Masks Tail
Le Cortège des Masques
Il corteo delle maschere
Şezătoare la Dumbrăviţa
The Gathering
La Réunion
La Veglia
Predealul, pentru turiştii îndrăgostiţi
Predeal in Love
Predeal amoureux
Predeal innamorato
Păpuşile dansatoare din Vama Buzăului
Dancing Dolls
Les Poupées Danseuses
Le Bombole danzatrici
Zâna Măseluţă, la Teliu
The Tooth Fairy
La petite souris
La Fatina
Oul Pascal
The Paschal Egg
L’Oeuf Pascal
L’Uovo Pasquale
Hristos a Înviat!
The Resurrection

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The Pancakes Festival


The inhabitants of Prejmer conserve the memory of an ancient costume called Fasching that the German community used to organize on Shrovetide, according to the evangelic church calendar. After 20 years, the charm of the feast is intact.

The Triumph of Light

The Fasching has a very ancient origin; it marks the passage from winter to spring, symbolizing the chasing up of the dark’s spirits and the triumph of light. The village’s streets are crossed by ,,The Pancakes Caravan”, a procession of carts and masked riders.
The masked people sing, dance and play laughing sketches, accompanied by trumpets and harmonicas. A traditional kitchen is set up in one of the carts; the youths cook pancakes they offer the people, as an invitation to the fancy ball. On Friday evening, on the party’s eve, the youths gather to confection masks and frippery for the carts and horse in the caravan.

The Pancakes Jury

Two boys disguised as cookies and abundantly made-up cook plenty of pancakes, while people around them dance and sing. The fancy Ball evening is a real feast, a moment of joy and cheer for local people, guests and tourists with raffles, contests, dances and masks parades. A jury always has the difficult mission to choose the best pancakes among the hundreds cooked in Prejmer.

Involving the Community

Serban Todorica, the mayor of Prejmer, is happy to see revived the Fasching tradition, after 15 years of absence. ,,The Pancakes Caravan is always a great occasion to promote rural tourism, to inspire and involve the community in conserving the local traditions”.


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