The sixth edition of ?Codlea?s Days? gathered all the inhabitants and a lot of tourists. Among them, the German natives emigrated once from Codlea, after they have made famous the feast under the name of ?Kronenfest?. The manifestation was organized by the County Council Brasov, the Local Council Codlea, the Centre for Conserving and Promoting the Traditional Culture Brasov, the Communitarian Centre Codlea, the Sporting Club, the German Forum, the local schools and Pupils Club.
The local brass band and the popular clothes parade, gathering ten folkloric bands of the county, not to mention those of Codlea, are the main attractions of the feast. The members of those bands wear authentic popular clothes, which ancientness goes back hundreds of years ago. According to mayor Alexandru Popa, the Folkloric German Band is coordinated by a Romanian and the priest of the local Evangelic Church leads the coordination committee.
The Snail?s Dance
Although the event reached its sixth edition, the roots of the feast are deeply anchored in the past of the Saxon community. The specific of ?Kronenfest?, according to Petre Buhnici, director of the Communitarian Centre Codlea, is the snail?s dance, a peculiar round imitating the snail form on a special outdoor location, where all the local ethnic communities party together.
In one month, the inhabitants celebrated several important events. The Heroes? Day, The Europe?s Day, The Child International Day were marked, among other manifestations, by various exhibitions. Among them, the sculptures of Petre Buhnici, but also artefacts made by other artists of Codlea and the Children Club. The children? drawings on canvas and on asphalt impressed by imagination and talent of execution.