Tururi virtuale


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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 Masks Tail


Brasov County Council, the County Centre for Conservation and Promotion of Traditional Culture Brasov, along with Budila town hall and the local house of culture organized the masks cortege, an event awarded with the Title of Excellency in the geographic corridor Prejmer - Budila – Teliu. This year marked the first edition of this event, banned by communists.

Chasing the Spirits

The masks represent important characters of the community, who cross the village asking the inhabitants for donuts, sausages, meat, bacon, wine or plum brandy for the party of the night. The cortege passes from house to house to exorcise evil spirits and purify the households on the verge of spring and a new agricultural year; the entire community attends the evening ball.

The Earl’s Larder

The village elders tell that, on the earls’ time, a gang of villagers in disguise used to enter the counts houses to verify if there was sufficient food until spring and the animals were well cared for and fed. According to Budila mayor, Constantin Galborcea, one of the villagers use to steal form the count’s larder sausages and bacon for the party in the village.

Burning Mummies

The custom takes place in a particular location, with a pillar in the middle and straw around it. The mummies are placed in the middle, and the villagers burn the straw, symbolizing the burning of the old and chasing evil spirits.


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