Tururi virtuale


Nr: 117-119
April-June 2014

"De la căruţă, la zborul cu motor"
"From carriage to motor-powered aircraft"
"Vom Pferdewagen zum Motorflug"
A szekértől a motoros repülésig
Instituţia Prefectului - 150 de ani
150 years of the Prefect`s Institution celebration
Das Amt des Präfekten ? 150 Jahre
150 éves a prefektusi hivatal
Descoperă sufletul Transilvaniei!
Discover the Heart of Transylvania!
Entdecke die Seele Siebenbürgens!
Fedezd fel Erdély lelkét!
Târgul de Florii și Paște
Florii (Palm Sunday) and Easter Fair
Virágvasárnapi és húsvéti vásár
Zilele Braşovului
The Days of Brasov
Die Kronstädter Tage
Brassó napjai
Armindeni în Transilvania
May Day in Transylvania
Das Maifest in Siebenbürgen
Májusfa napja Erdélyben
Basarabia - File din Poveste
Bessarabia ? Pages from a tale
Bessarabien ? ein Märchenland
Besszarábia ? mesék világa
Noul sezon de turism rural
A new rural tourism season
Die neue Saison im Dorftourismus
Új évad a falusi turizmusban
Bucătărie tradiţională sănătoasă
A Healthy Traditional Cuisine
Gesunde traditionelle Küche
Egészséges hagyományos konyha
Cununa Florilor ? Kronenfest
Kronenfest or Flower Crown
Das Kronenfest
Virágkoszorú ? Kronenfest
Şercaia: Ocazii suplimentare de relaxare
Extra Relaxation Opportunities in Sercaia
Schirkanyen: Zusätzliche Möglichkeiten zum Entspannen
Sárkány: Kikapcsolódási lehetőségel
Şinca Nouă ? moştenire vie
Sinca Noua, a Living Legacy
Şinca Nouă ? ein lebendiges Erbe
Újsinka ? élő örökség

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Florii (Palm Sunday) and Easter Fair



On the occasion of "Florii and Easter Fair in the German Garden" which was organized in the Council`s Square of Brasov, locals and tourists could admire the German-Swiss tradition of adorning water fountains. This tradition dates back to 1909 when Osternbrunnen, the first fountain, was adorned with fir tree branches, flowers and coloured eggs in a market square in Switzerland. The custom was then taken over by all German communities as a symbol of the importance and respect given to water, as well as to the coming of spring.
Nowadays, this one century-old custom is part of the Spring Festival dedicated to the Easter holiday.

Easter Decorations

The German Economic Club and the society Bonima have been the organizers of this event and they are also those who organize German-specific events in Brasov each year. The visitors enjoyed admiring the little hexagonal water fountain and the pigeon fountain from the Council`s Square, decorated in German style by the children from Kiga Kindergarten. They also bought handmade Easter decorations, accessories, colourful fine silk scarfs, ginger bread, tarts, handmade chocolate after grandma`s recipe, as well as traditional Easter meals such as: sausages and traditional meat specialties, natural palinka made in Zalau, wine from Pancota wine cellars and various cheeses from "Poarta Maramuresana".

Childhood Memories

There were also a few outstanding stands such as "Poiana Fermecata" (the charming meadow) that sold Romanian traditional products such as zacusca or homemade marmalade. Other stands displayed Dutch, Italian and Turkish specialties. For those who wanted to remember the taste of oven-baked dishes from their childhood there was the "Childhood Memories" stand.

Traditional Workshops

"Iconography, Easter egg painting and making dolls of textile fabrics workshops were opened for children. In a specially installed fenced enclosure with lambs, rabbits and puppets, the Easter Bunny welcomed the children who had the chance to play with the animals during the entire weekend. The children also made the famous Disney cardboards with their favourite cartoon characters using coloured sand," said organizer Mrs Anemona Hermeneanu.


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