In Harman commune, a residential area of Brasov county, traditions and customs are transmitted across the generations. Harman?s Days are a great opportunity to valorise them and gather the local people and many Romanian and foreign tourists.
Harman Fortress dates back to the 13th century, when the original church was built by Saxons, after the Saxon model in this area. The church is surrounded with high walls provided with 7 defence towers. Along the time, the inhabitants adapted the stronghold according to their needs. The north chapel has been restored in the 14th century; its impressive architecture combines elements of the first Renaissance period with Gothic ones. The external decorations, figuring human faces, are carved in stone. The 16th century wooden banks are conserved in the actual museum. The organ and the altar were renovated thanks to the contribution of the Polish King Charles XII.
The Stadium Party
Each edition of Harman?s Days includes the Parade of Brasov?s Juni and the granting ceremony of titles of honorary citizens. The event continues with a show held on the stage especially arranged in the centre of the locality. The local stadium hosts various contests, sports games, a mini football championship between Harman neighbourhoods, as well as a brass band concert. The feast always ends with outdoor discotheque and splendid fireworks.
According to Mayor Mihai Disor, every occasion is good to promote local traditions of every ethnic community. ?The Harman Stronghold is one the oldest citadels in the county. The tourists attracted here by its fame practice the cultural tourism, the sylvan tourism and the agro-tourism. Local people are hospitable and interested in intercultural exchanges?.