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November-December 2006

Un augurio in controcorrente della prossima migrazione: Benvenuti in Romania!
Turism de cinci stele la Braşov
Five Stars Tourism at Brasov
Tourisme de cinq étoiles à Brasov
Turismo di cinque stelle a Brasov
Primul incubator de afaceri la Braşov
The first Business Incubator
Le premier incubateur d?affaires
Invaţământul braşovean la standarde europene
Performant local School
Ecole locale performante
Alta prestazione della scuola normale
Comuna Teliu, pregătită pentru UE
Three New Schools
Trois nouvelles écoles
Tre scuole nuove
Agenţie de Dezvoltare Durabilă la Braşov
The Agency?s Inauguration
L?inauguration de l?Agence
L?inaugurazione dell?Agenzia
Memorial 15 Noiembrie 1987
15 November 1987 Memorial
Il Memoriale 15 November 1987
Centenarul vârstnicilor
The Elders? Centenary
Le Centenaire des Âgés
Il Centenario degli Anziani
Feldioara - o istorie îndelungată
Roman ruins and Romanian Leisure
Ruines romanes et agrément roumain
Rovine romane ed ozio romeno
Măieruş ? Valea nucilor sălbatici
The Valley of the wild Walnuts
La Valée des noix sauvages
La Valle dei noccioli selvaggi
Şinca Nouă ? sat european
An European Village
Un village europeean
Un villaggio europeo
Crăciunul la Apaţa
Christmas at Apata
Noël à Apata
Natale a Apata
Drăguş, un sat românesc
A Romanian Village
Un village roumain
Un villaggio romeno
Ridicatul bradului Dumbrăviţa
The Fir?s Hoist
La hausse du sapin
Ghimbavul ? o aşezare dacică
The Village near the Willows
Le village près des saules
Il villaggio delle salici
Focuri sacre pe înălţămile munţilor
Sacred Fires
Les feux sacrés
I fuochi sacri
Crizbav ? o comunitate în plină ascensiune
Durable Development at Crizbav
Développement durable à Crizbav
Sviluppo durevole a Crizbav
Invitaţie la Predeal
Invitation at Predeal
Invitation à Predeal
Invito a Predeal
Concurs de gastronomie la Prejmer
Gastronomic Contest

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The Fir?s Hoist


One of the oldest tradition at Dumbravita, a commune with ancient habits, is ?The Christmas Tree?, a practice old ?as the world?, performed by the youths bands of the village. The Fir?s Ritual The mayor Zachiu Popa attends every year this feast starting on Saint Nicholas, along with the members of his family. ?The local boys form two bands: on the hill and on the valley. Every band chose its leader and start searching for the tree at least one week before Christmas. The tree must be high and uniform, the most imposing tree in the wood. Its transportation in the locality is not an easy job; they carefully carry it on slays till their leader?s house where they start to ornate it?.

Adornment Tradition

The ethno-folklorist Ion Pumnea says the girls have a very important job within the
custom. They ornate the lying down fir with shinning adornment, in order to make it look rich. At noon, the both bands gather in the middle of the village. ?Last year, they adorned only one tree, as a unit sign, on a special spot, so that it could be seen by the whole community? Ion Pumnea declared.

The Hoist Ceremony

The visitors are marvelled by the ceremony. The tree is hoisted bare-handed by the youths helped by the mature men of the community, without using any kind of equipment. The ceremony is accompanied by traditional music; all the community is invited to dance around the tree.
After the ceremony, the groups split and the two bands start to sing carols, visiting every house The tree illuminated by powerful coloured lamps remains adorned till the Lent, to mark the period between Christmas and Easter. The fir is set down on Lent, when the weddings are prohibited.


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