Festivals in Bucovina
Life in Bucovina is marked by a series of events,
holidays and festivals that repeat themselves each
year. These old traditions are well conserved in this
part of Romania.
There are many occasions to celebrate; first of all
there are important religious holidays, Christmas,
Easter and the feast days of the major saints; then,
there are several ethno-folkloric festivals, usually
related to the cyclic agrarian rituals; to these could
be added the numerous other cultural manifestations
Paltinoasa - A Time for Evening Sittings
. A festival of folk
music. Originally, is a reunion
in a peasant house, a combination of a sewing circle
and an occasion to sing, dance, recite poems, or make
Last week, Fundu Moldovei - The Annunciation
Religious Music Festival (Festivalul de Muzica;
Vatra Moldovitei - Flowers from Bucovina (Flori
Cornu Luncii - Peasants Dance (Hora gospodarilor),
a local festival of folk dance and music.
Groups of childrens at the Iasi Feast.
Rock Music Festival
(Festivalul de Muzica Rock).
First days, Marginea - Black Pottery Fair (Târgul de
Ceramica), a fair of the typical
black pottery made in the village.
(Festivalul Minoritic, a festival of Bucovinas ethnic
minorities, the Armenians, Poles and Ukrainians.
Gura Humorului - National Festival of Caricatures
and Epigrams Humour at Gura Humorului (Festival
National de Caricaturi si Epigrame Umorla Gura
The first half, Straja - Festival of Traditional
Wedding Customs (Festivalul Traditiilor de
Sadova - Gathering of Sheep (Strunga oilor). The
sheep are gathered together at the sheepfold, and the
sheep that gives the most milk receives a prize. A
cheese called is prepared from the milk of
the whole flock.
Horodnic - Festival of Folk Music Instruments
Silvestru Lungoci (Festivalul Instrumentelor
Populare Silvestru Lungoci).
Putna Monastery - A special service connected with
the end of the fasting period.
First days, Horodnic - Traditional Dances (Dansuri
Traditionale), a festival of folk dances.
Bâlca - Old Peoples Festival (Festivalul
Batrânilor). Old people perform traditional songs
Baia - Symposium Baia - Historical Moments
(Simpozionul Baia - File de istorie) A yearly
symposium on important moments of history.
Suceava - Classical music competition Ciprian
Pottery Fair The Eye of
the Peacock (Târgul Olarilor Ochi de Paun).
Falticeni - The Evening Sitting
Sezatoarea) - happening of folk dance and
Câmpulung Moldovenesc - International Festival of
Folklore Bucovinean Meetings (Festivalul
International de Folclor Întâlniri Bucovinene).
Hora is the traditional Romanian ring dance.
Suceava - Pottery Fair (Târgul Mesterilor
August, Suceava - Old Customs (Dupa datina
strabuna), a presentation of old customs and
International Folk Festival
Arcanul (Festivalul International de Folclor
Arcanul), a festival of folklore. The arcan is the
symbol of the 19th century compulsory military
service. The forced conscription of a young man was a
tragedy for the entire family.
Fundu Moldovei - Celebrating Arcanul
(Sarbatoarea Arcanului), festival of
First week, Suceava - National Dance Festival Hora
de la Prislop (Festivalul National de Dans Hora
de la Prislop). Hora is the traditional Romanian ring
Bâlca - The Celebration of the Virgin Mary
(Sarbatoarea Sfintei Marii).
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