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Nr: 138-141
January-April 2016

Colonie de castori, la Braşov
Beaver colony in Brasov
Die Biberkolonie in Kronstadt
Hódpopuláció Brassóban
Gala Premiilor Anului 2015 în Cultură
Cultural Awards for 2015 Gala
Kultur-Preisgala 2015
A 2015-ös év kulturális díjainak gálája
Artizani braşoveni
Artisans from Brasov
Kronstädter Handwerker
Brassói kézművesek
Paştele Catolic
Catholic Easter
Katholische Ostern
A katolikus húsvét
Târgul Mărţişorului
Martisor (trinket worn in honour of March 1rst) Fair
Márciuska vásár
Câșlegile și pețitul fetelor
Shrovetide and girls wooing
Die Vorfastenzeit und der Heiratsantrag
Leánykérések ideje
Feldioara: Agenda culturală 2016
Feldioara: Cultural Agenda for 2016
Marienburg: Kulturagenda 2016
Kulturális rendezvények 2016
Ghimbav: Balul portului popular
Ghimbav: Traditional clothing ball
Weidenbach: Der Trachtenball
Vidombák: Népviselet bálja
Hărman, tradiţii autentice
Harman, genuine traditions
Echte Traditionen in Honigberg
Hermány, élő hagyományok
,,Roata în flăcări", la Şinca Nouă
,,Wheel on fire" at Sinca Noua
"Flammenrad" in Şinca Nouă
Tűzkerék Újsinkán
Teliu, vatră culturală
Teliu, a cultural hearth
Teliu als Kulturstätte
Keresztvár ? kulturális központ
"Gânduri în lemn"
"Wooden thoughts"
"Gedanken in Holz"
Fába vésett gondolatok

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Shrovetide and girls wooing


In villages, ?Shrovetide? meant the current period, which lasts from the winter holidays to the beginning of the Lent or the Easter. In times gone by, in the villages of Transylvania, most weddings were organized during this period. First of all, the girls and the boys used to meet and get acquainted in gatherings, which started at the beginning of the Christmas Fast and continued through the Shrovetide, up to the spring season. Boys used to come here every night and each of them got his eyes on the most beautiful or most hard-working girl. If the girl liked him back, then the wooing and the wedding followed.

Hora of the village

Another way for young people to bond was hora (traditional circle dance) or the dance, which took place on Christmas, New Year?s Eve, for Epiphany, or in every Sunday during the Shrovetide. It was here where girls used to see if the boys were well behaved. In their turn, the boys were paying attention if the girls were insolent, if they were smart and what their condition was.
In the County of Brasov, this custom is preserved in Rupea area, Tara Fagarasului and even in Tara Barsei region. The tradition refers to wooing the bride and to events preceding the wedding performed by the groom when proposing to the bride.

The dowry deed

?This custom has two aspects: when the boy?s parents go to ask for the bride?s hand, bargaining, when concluding the couple?s engagement and when the boy?s parents draft the Dowry Deed and plan the wedding and the second aspect, when the actual proposal follows, when the churchwarden - a lad, proposes to the bride on behalf of the groom. The suite consists of the array of the bride and groom, the groom being considered an emperor, as he is the most important character of the moment?, declared the ethnic folklorist Ioan Pumnea.

The bride?s song

When the groom?s suite accompanied by the godparents and by the groom?s array goes to pick up the bride, he says that ?he found a flower that he uproots only to take it back to his garden?. The groom is usually tricked and is given an ?old? bride, a women that he has to pay until the real bride is handed over to him. Before the bride leaves to church, where the religious ceremony for joining the two lovers is performed, the farewell song called ?Ia-ţi mireasă ziua bună? is sang in the bride?s house.


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