On 21-24 August, Fagaras celebrated The Fortress? Days, as a homage to the medieval period of the stronghold, populated once with princesses and knights. The organizers, Fagaras Local Council, the town hall Fagaras, Brasov County Council and the Centre for Preservation and Promotion of Traditional Culture Brasov, prepared projections of historical movies inside the Fortress, highlighted the traditional art of the handicrafts and offered impressive shows with knights, dancing and flags. Among the various guests ? well-known Romanian artists ? the male member of Boney M band made himself remarked.
The craftsmen?s fair gathered the best craftsmen from throughout the country. The way in which products were presented, but also the attractive price made many participants to buy a souvenir. The crafts pottery and the icons painted on glass were the attraction of the event. For the first time in Fagaras, skilled artisans exhibited puppets made by maize husks, very expressive and well-dressed and decorated.
Knights and Peasants
Various bands of medieval music accompanied the amazing performances of the knights representing several chivalrous orders famous in Transylvania. The citadel?s streets were flooded with jugglers, troubadours, knights, members of medieval animation bands, people happy to see resuscitated the medieval spirit. But the past of Fagaras was also represented by the folkloric bands that treasure the rich inheritance of the spiritual patrimony of the area.