?The Householder of Vama Buzaului?|
The city hall Vama Buzaului organized recently the feast ?The Householder of Vama Buzaului?, an annual local feast celebrated the first Sunday after Virgin Mary?s day. According to the mayor Tiberiu Nicolae Chirilas, ?the fest?s purpose is to choose the best householder of the locality. The program of the seventh edition included a stock fair, a farming utensils presentation, the recompense of the most beautiful animal, a fishing contest and a folkloric show?.
For the woodcutter?s contest, the biggest log ever has been brought form the forest. Ten participants accepted the challenge to prove they were the most skilled woodcutters. The competitors used the most performant saws in cutting the log quickly and correctly. Everybody forced himself to obtain a thin and perfect wood disk which will serve finally to manufacture various wood artefacts such as stools, little tables and other furniture articles.
Breeders and Beasts
The breeders from Vama Buzaului came at the contest with their best animals of theirs stables. The jury had a hard mission but finally offered the trophy for the best stallion to Moise Budilean and Vasile Popica, for the most beautiful caw.
On an outdoor stage, set up on the river Buzau?s edge, climbed folkloric bands from Prejmer, Budila, Teliu, Zizin, Tarlungeni and Vama Buzaului. The organizers ? County Council Brasov, County Centre for the Conservation and Promotion of Traditional Culture Brasov, the authorities of Vama Buzaului ? included in program a traditional gipsy dance. The audience enjoyed the wonderful performances of the dancers.
The Beer Barrel
Two other contests were specially designed for men: fishing and beer drinking. Almost everybody wanted to participate at the last one. A young inhabitant who managed to drink faster than the others took home the big prize: a beer barrel. Fore the next year, the organizers promised to put at stake a bigger barrel for the thirsty contestants.