In Harman commune, Brasov County, every year in the first weekend after St. Mary Holiday, the Town Hall and the Local Council organize the ’Days of Harman’. The event is a traditional one, dedicated to young people, to the authentic folklore and traditional craftsmen. There are also lots of surprises and promotion of young talents of Harman, who impress by their shows on the stage and the desire to carry on the customs and traditions of the area. The Days of Harman are considered the biggest holiday occurring throughout the year.
The event is organized on the football field in Harman, meeting all the requirements for building an outdoor stage. The grand opening is made by ‘Vatra Harmanului’ Ensemble, a famous ensemble thanks to its artistic repertory, traditional costumes and performance on stage. The traditional costumes were gathered from the elders of the village, older than 100 years. When they go on stage, the audience is stunned by their traditional costumes, which is very rarely seen nowadays in some specific areas. Many other authentic traditional clothing can be seen in ‘Vatra Harmanului’ Museum, in the ancient indoor of a country side household.
Mini football championship
Each year it has already become a tradition to organize a mini football championship on the occasion of the Days of Harman. This year’s championship is attended by 11 football teams, all of them with players from several companies in the locality and football fans, organizing a competition between streets. The winning teams are awarded diplomas and trophies. Those who don’t make the podium are not left behind, being awarded attending diplomas as well. The championship is attractive and those who support it turn it into great fun, cheering for their favorite team.
‘The Days of Harman are a good opportunity for people to socialize. For this reason, we thought of a diversified program which shall include traditional gastronomy, stands with area-specific products and traditional craftesmen. The most important is, though, the promotion of the cultural – historical heritage of the locality, with local values. Those who visit us will not regret it, because here they have multiple possibilities here to relax and to visit the historical attractions, from Harman Country Citadel, the Orthodox Church, Vatra Harmanului Museum, the Organ Pipe shop, as well as Dealul Lempes Natural Reserve’, told us Mr. Mihai Disor, Mayor of Harman.