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September-December 2017

Muzeul din Casa Junilor
Museum in Casa Junilor
Das Museum im Junii-Haus
Múzeum a Junik Házában
Meșteșuguri din inima Brașovului
Handcrafts inside Brasov
Kronstädter Handwerk
Kézművesség Brassó szívében
Memoria fibrelor textile
Memory of textile fibres
Das Gedächtnis der gewebten Stoffe
Szövetszálak memóriája
"Braşov, oraş din poveste"
"Brasov, a city of tales"
Kronstadt als Märchenstadt
Brassó ? Meseváros
Ajun de Moș Nicolae
Saint Nicholas? Eve
Der Nikolaus meldet sich an
Szent Miklós estéje
Crăciunul în Transilvania
Christmas in Transylvania
Weihnachten in Transsilvanien
A karácsony Erdélyben
Anul Nou - noaptea magică
New Year?s Eve ? a magical night
Die magische Nacht zu Neujahr
Újév ? mágikus éjszaka
Feldioara: "Spiritul Iernii"
Feldioara: ?Winter Spirit?
Marienburg: "Winterstimmung"
Földvár: A Tél Szelleme
MOIECIU ? Pomana porcului
MOIECIU ? Pork?s alms
Moeciu ? das Dankesmahl
MOÉCS ? Disznótor
Festivalul "Ziua Pietrei"
?The Day of the Rock? Festival
Das Festival "Der Tag des Steines"
Kő Napja Fesztivál
Vama Buzăului ? Strațiune turistică de interes local
Vama Buzaului ? Touristic resort of local interest
Vama Buzăului ? Destination von örtlichem Interesse
Bodzavám ? Helyi érdekeltségű turisztikai központ
Din Vulcan, pe Drumul Mătăsii
From Vulcan, to the Silk Road
Von Wolkendorf zur Seidenstraße
Volkányból a Selyemúton


New Year?s Eve ? a magical night





     



Romanian people have always glamorously celebrated New Year?s Eve, they knew how to party and showed respect to this magical night. In Brasov County, mostly in the villages, there are still some ancient customs preserved, which were taken over by new generations. Nowadays, many customs are subject to several projects aiming at promoting cultural heritage, to be promoted in the city area, but also to be presented to tourists. There already is a community interested in superstitions, who travel to attend a magic ritual in Transylvania, in the houses of the inhabitants.

Searching for luck

Tourists get involved in practicing superstitions for New Year?s Eve and, in order to have good fortune at the year crossing night they put money in their pockets, thinking that if they follow this superstition they will have money and good fortune throughout the year to come. Others think that if they throw away wheat berries throughout their house, the year shall be wealthy and, if they eat fish at the New Year?s dinner they will be lucky, and they will keep going, just like fish.
On New Year?s Eve it is also practiced the egg fortune-telling. At the year crossing, a raw egg is placed into a glass of water. It will grow to be beautiful, like an ice palace, and the shapes it will take may be interpreted, just like coffee fortune-telling. Should the egg grow beautifully, the year will be a good one, should it remain squat, then no good is to come out of it.

To prosperity

Everyone wants to know what traditions have to say on the financial status for the year to come. For safety purposes, an ancient custom recommends that, in the morning of January 1st, everyone should put some coins in the water used for washing their faces. Some people even put in banknotes. In the city, money is put in the hot tub. In the country side, in some areas, women bake cakes and pies in which they hide coins to be found by those who eat them. The one who finds the money will have money the entire year. Unfortunately, this custom is practiced more and more rarely.

Chasing away bad spirits

Romanian people living in Transylvania have been concerned even since the ancient times with customs related to chase away bad spirits. In the ancient belief, making noise using a ringer, a whip or a bell, chases away spirits. The belief also says that at the year crossing heavens open and people may have direct contact with God by means of good thoughts, prayers and mercy. Some people prefer to go to church on New Year?s Eve and attend the religious ceremony.






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