From January until March, especially until the Shrove Tuesday, several traditional events are organized in Rupea with the purpose of marking the traditions of the community life. Here are some of them: in Rupea "Hai să dăm mână cu mână" ? Let?s shake hands ? folklore show organized on January 24th - the day of the Unification of the Romanian Principalities, the "Ball of the Dress" with the pompous dress "of Rupea" and "Fosnicul" in Cuciulata, Daisoara, Rupea and Homorod.
"Fosnic", an Ancient Holiday
The name of "Fosnic" belongs to an ancient custom of the Transylvanian Saxons and it was taken over by the Romanian communities of the area. Everything is a large folklore winter party taking place after Christmas and New Year?s Eve before the Lent. On this occasion, the inhabitants party and celebrate by dance, songs and dress. Around January 24th in Rupea area, namely in Homorod, Bunesti, Hoghiz communes and in Mercheasa, Daisoara, Fantana and Cuciulata villages, cultural activities governed by the Unification of the Romanian Principalities are organized. In some places the holiday is called "Fosnic" and in Daisoara it is known as the "Neighborhoods" or "Nobarii".
Atmosphere from the Past
In Rupea, Brasov County, the Dress Ball has been organized for almost 50 years in a row and it is meant to make it possible to re-live for one night the atmosphere of the past. People wear the beautiful dress "from Rupea", an authentic and unique dress exclusively found in this town. It is different from the other areas by the head adornment that women are wearing and by the way it is arranged on the head. Men have around the neck a "rag with flowers and fringes" passing through a ring. The ball opens by a unique show where the fanfare plays a crucial role. The party lasts until dawn with exquisite food, music, dance and good vibes.
Currently there are several projects meant to promote the cultural patrimony in the area of Rupea ? Cohalm, Homorod ? Mercheasa ? Jimbor, Bunesti ? Viscri, Ticus ? Ungra ? Daisoara so that the villages of Tara Cohalmului are rediscovered by tourists and chosen as tourist destination. The same, tourists can choose this cultural road to visit and acknowledge the cultural inheritance of the Transylvanian Saxons, namely the Medieval Churches and the fortified Churches of the area.