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July-September 2014

Inside Brașov – 10 ani
Inside Brasov – 10 years
Inside Brașov – 10 Jahre
Inside Brașov – 10 év
Promovarea revistei
Magazine promotion
Die Förderung der Zeitschrift
A folyóirat megismertetése
Oktoberfest 2014 - Distracție și surprize
Oktoberfest 2014 - Fun and surprises
Oktoberfest 2014 - Spaß und Überraschungen
Oktoberfest 2014 – Szórakozás és meglepetések
Branul și Brașovul sub asediul cavalerilor
Bran and Brasov under knights’ siege
Bran und Brașov unter der Belagerung der Ritter
Törcsvár és Brassó a lovagok ostroma alatt
Aeroportul Braşov – Ghimbav, prima decolare
The First Take-off on Airport Brasov-Ghimbav
Der Flughafen Braşov – Ghimbav, der erste Start
Brassó-vidombáki repülőtér, az első felszállás
175 de ani de la inaugurarea orgii Buchholz
175 years from the inauguration ceremony of Buchholz organ
175 Jahre seit der Einweihung der Buchholzorgel
175 éves a Buchholz-orgona
Festivalul dansului popular maghiar, la Budila
The Hungarian Folk Dance Festival of Budila
Der Festtag des ungarischen Volkstanzes in Budila
A magyar néptánc seregszemléje Bodolán
Cristian "Oktoberfest în miniatură"
"Oktoberfest" – On a Small Scale in Cristian
Cristian "Oktoberfest in Miniatur"
Keresztényfalva: kis Oktoberfest
Ghimbav: Festivalul istoric
Ghimbav: The Historical Festival
Ghimbav: Der historische Festtag
Vidombák: Történelmi fesztivál
Cultura în imagini, la Hălchiu
Culture in images in Halchiu
Kultur in Bildern in Hălchiu
Kultúra képekben Höltövényen
Hărman: Atelierul de orgi
The Pipe Organs Workshop of Harman
Hărman: Die Orgelwerkstatt
Szászhermány: orgonaműhely
Sânpetru: Festivalul Rușcuța de Primăvară
The Festival Ruscuta de Primavara of Sanpetru
Sânpetru: Das Fest "Rușcuța de Primăvară"
Szentpéter: Tavaszi hérics-fesztivál


"Oktoberfest" – On a Small Scale in Cristian





     



The Town Hall of Cristian, Brasov County, has organized a feast day of the Transylvanian Saxon traditions, Frühlingsfest in Neustadt, an Oktoberfest on a small-scale in a wonderful setting (the ballroom from Cristian) reminding of a Bavarian brewer. The coming of spring has been celebrated through colours, music and Romanian-Bavarian traditions unfolding while hearing German music from the Transylvanian Saxon brass band Tara Barsei. The official ballet of Oktoberbest offered three special choreographic moments, Die Frühlingsfest Band performed cheering German and Romanian music, the children from the sports dance club "La Passion" danced waltz, Junii of Cristian came with pieces of local folklore and Bavarian dances were performed by the folk ensemble "Mugurelul" of Rasnov. Dj Edelweiss entertained the audience throughout the entire feast.

Fruhlingsfest, a German Feast

The biggest German festival, Frühlingsfest, organized in Cristian attracted a lot of tourists who partied along with the locals in the German style, with Transylvanian Saxon music performed by Die Frühlingsfest Band, brass band music, traditional Transylvanian Saxon dances and culinary specialties: Turinger sausage, bratwurst, schnitzel, minced meat rolls, ham hock, pork ribs, home-made chocolate, ginger bread. Let`s not forget also about the ever present fresh and cold beer. Some came dressed in traditional Transylvanian Saxon/Bavarian/Austrian/German costumes.

Paying Respect to the Transylvanian Saxons

Mr. Serafim Dragos, Mayor of Cristian, said: "We wanted to bring Frühlingsfest in Cristian to show to the Transylvanian Saxons that we have not forgotten them. Before 1989 there lived a population of 2,700 Transylvanian Saxons and now there are 100 persons. During August 4th – 5th we have organized the third event dedicated to them called "The Transylvanian Saxons Ball" to which 350 Transylvanian Saxons attended, as well as those settled in Germany. German orchestras and brass bands entertained the public. We have made a tradition the organization of this kind of feasts in order to promote tourism in Cristian and attract visitors to the main local attractions. Much of the Transylvanian Saxons did not sell their houses they had here and two families came back for good."

Romanian and Transylvanian-Saxon Customs

The Town Hall of Cristian has been organizing events to promote Romanian and Transylvanian-Saxon customs. The number of Transylvanian Saxons who remained is the largest in Cristian and the locals wish that those who left for Germany would visit them as often as possible.
Other local events include "Roainea" - the Will of Life, the Birch Trees Ball, the Classical Music Concert from the local Evangelical Church, "the Road of Bread" Festival, the Days of Cristian, the Maial (countryside festival) of the people of Cristian, as well as customs on the occasion of Christmas holidays, New Year`s Eve and Epiphany`s Day.






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