Commune Moieciu is located in Tara Barsei, and in the Middle Ages it used to be the main road connecting Transylvania to the mountain town from the Lower Danube.
Commune Moieciu is also at 28 km away from Brasov and connects Brasov to Campulung Muscel and Pitesti. It is also famous for being one of the oldest communication channels on the Romanian territory, even before Dacia was occupied by the Romans, in A.D.106. During the Roman occupation this old commercial and military road used to connect Cumidava (Rasnov) to Jidava (Poenari de Muscel).
"If this commune is known ever since the Dacians, this area is nowadays famous for becoming a mountain resort. Tourists come especially to spend holidays in Moieciu, but also to participate in important cultural events. The National Festival has been recently organized, followed by Focul lui Sumedru, a feast day reuniting the past with the present, the customs with the modern man. Everything happens in a natural environment full of inspiration and light, and tourists come especially to enjoy these things. Now we are preparing to wait for our guests in the boarding houses with good food, Christmas fir-tree, customs and traditions and surprises organized for the night between the years." declared Nicolae Clinciu, the Mayor of commune Moieciu.
The National Festival Vlahia
The third edition of the National Festival Vlahia brought literature, theatre and plastic arts, next to music under the same umbrella, in Moieciu de Sus. Organisers: the Global Association for Human Recovery, Vlahia Inn, Town Hall Moieciu and the Association Respect. Valuable Romanian artists and young artists shared the talent and joy of a creation that has got out of the pattern and bravery of contemporary arts. Book releases, musical album and video releases, picture exhibitions, sculpture, workmanship were organized. Poetry and music found a common way to convey emotion within creation workshops which reunited valuable poets and composers.
Every year, on the occasion of Saint Dumitru, "Focul lui Sumedru" (Sumedru`s Fire) is celebrated in commune Moieciu. This event is part of a bigger project of the tourism potential of the area. On this occasion a big fire is made, around which tourists sit to enjoy the fire show, considered to be the "funeral pyre". Children gather in a group with torches and say: "Come to Focu` lui Sumedru, with apples, pears, nuts because they are sweeter!". Then they offer apples, nuts and donuts to the people. The event is organized before the Advent. The fire purifies and chases away bad spirits, preparing the land for the most important event, the Birth of Jesus.