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July-August 2008

Judeţul Braşov, în mandatul 2008-2012
New Mandate?s Objectives
Objectifs du nouveau mandat
Serbările Medievale ale Braşovului - Ediţia a II-a
Brasov?s Medieval Feasts
Les Fêtes Médiévales de Brasov
Le Feste Medievali di Brasov
Recreere la Codlea
Nature and Culture in Codlea
La ville des fleurs
Natura e cultura a Codlea
Zilele Ghimbavului
Ghimbav?s Days
Les Jours de Ghimbav
I Giorni di Ghimbav
Invitaţie la Hărman
Harman?s Days
Les Jours de Harman
I Giorni di Harman
Turism ecumenic la Predeal
Ecumenical Tourism
Tourisme œcuménique
Turismo ecumenico
Zilele Prejmerului
Prejmer?s Days
Les Jours de Prejmer
I Giorni di Prejmer
Măsurişul laptelui
Milk Measuring
Le mesurage du lait
La misurazione del latte
Spectacol excepţional la Sânpetru
Sanpetru?s Days
Les Jours de Sanpetru
I Giorni di Sanpetru
Buzduganul - obicei traditional al satului Drăguş
The Mace
La Massue
Il Frangicapo
Înstruţatul boului
Ox Adornment
Le Parement du Bœuf
L?adornamento del bue
Sărbătoarea Sânzienelor
The Bedstraws Fairies
Les Fées-Solidages
Gli Spiriti Femminili
Festivalul Oraşelor Înfrăţite
The Twin Towns Festival
Les Festival des villes jumelées
Festival delle Città Gemellate
Restaurantul Panoramic
Panoramic Restaurant
Le Restaurant Panoramic
?Sărbătoarea Pădurii?
Forest?s Feast
La Fête de la Forêt
Festa del Bosco
Luminiţa Gliga şi culorile misterioase
Labyrinth of Colours
Labyrinthe des Couleurs
Labirinto di colori

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Ox Adornment


Around the summer solstice, several localities of Brasov county celebrate customs linked to the summer beginning and prosperity: The May Day, The Bedstraws, The Milk Measurement, the Midsummer Day, The Mace, The Bread Festival and The Ox Adornment.

The Ox Procession
Those feasts are held at summer zenith and emphasize the summer wealth. The Ox Adornment tradition is generally kept in Transylvania, where the event is very reach. A beautiful ox is ornate outside the village. Than a procession accompanies the adorned ox on the village?s streets and enter every household, in a display symbolising wealth and welfare. The costume purpose was to relieve the growth of the animals in the peasant farm. The farmers used to adorn the horses manes and the horns, tails and hoofs of the cattle. In many villages, the custom also includes the ox immolation, to become a delicious spitted meal. In 1 Mai Colony of Vulcan commune, the event is completed by a traditional clothes parade, opened by the brass band.

Vegetation God
On May Day, the young boys adorn the gate?s house of the girls with green branches brought from of wood. The green branch symbolizes fertility and is kept at the gate until harvest. In the morning, the peasant wash with dew, being convinced that it brings health. The tradition says that the green branches at the gates mean good luck and prosperity; they also protect people against the evil spirits. May Day is dedicated to the old god of vegetation, who protects crops and animals.


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