They Kidnap the Groom!
The population of commune Tarlungeni, bordering the municipality of Brasov, comprises Romanians, Magyars and Gipsies; people live in pace and harmony, attending every important event of the community, regardless the ethnic specificity. Among this kind of events, the most recent was ?Tarlungeni?s Days?, attended even by artists from Hungary.
The second Edition
The official opening was made by the mayor of Tarlungeni, Kiss Joszef, who welcomed the guests of the second edition of ?Tarlungeni?s Days?. The program included a soccer tour, contests, amusing games, ethno music, entertainment with a well-known star of variety theatre and an outdoor party.
The stolen Groom
The organisers ? the local council and the city hall ? mad their best to have a successful second edition. Various folkloric bands performed on stage beautiful dances from all over the country; an impressive fireworks ended in splendour the evening. The party ? with the traditional grilled mincemeat called ?mititei? and a lot of beer, was interrupted by a strange announce made by the compere ? the groom had been stolen! There is a specific usage of the area, unlike the habits celebrated in the rest of the country, where they steal the bride.
The biggest attraction of the feast was meeting Stela Popescu, recently voted by the audience of the national television as the most loved Romanian variety theatre actress. The star, who freshly became a septuagenarian, chatted a lot with the people, let them take pictures of her, shot the event on camera and promised to treasure the imagines in her personal archives.