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November-December 2008

Centenarul căii ferate Braşov ? Făgăraş
Railway Centenary
Centenaire du chemin de fer
Centenario della ferrovia
Produse tradiţionale ecologice româneşti
Ecological Tradition
Tradition écologique
Yom Kippur
Yom Kippur
Yom Kippur
Yom Kippur
Ofertă turistică: munte, rural, afaceri
National Touring Exchange
Bourse du tourisme national
Borsa Nazionale di Turismo
Aro ? Revelion de cinci stele
Tourism's Flavors and Tastes
Drumul icoanei
The Icon Path
La Voie de l'Icône
Il Cammino dell'Icona
Braşovul are un nou prefect
Brasov's New Prefect
Nouveau Préfet
Il nuovo Prefetto
Mărul dulce
The sweet Apple Tree
Le Pommier doux
Il melo dolce
Cetatea Viscri, în patrimoniul UNESCO
Viscri's Church
L'Église de Viscri
La Chiesa di Viscri
Preşedintele Ungariei, la Apaţa
High Level Visit
Visite de haut niveau
Visita ad alto livello
Zilele comunei Hălchiu
Halchiu's Days
Les Jours de Halchiu
I Giorni di Halchiu
Focul sacru din Moieciu
The Sacred Fire
Le Feu Sacré
Il Fuoco Sacro
Crăciunul la Cristian
Oaks and Fir Tree
Chênes et sapins
Querce e Abeti
Crăciunul la Hărman
History and Folklore
Histoire et Folklore
Storia e folclore
Predeal - zăpadă şi distracţie
Snow and Fun
Neige st distraction
Cooperare Braşov ? Liaoning
Romanian-Chinese Cooperation

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The Sacred Fire


Brasov County Council, the County Center for the conservation and promotion of the traditional culture, along with Fundata town hall, Sirnea school, Pro Sirnea Association, the Association Amitié Rodemack - Sirnea and local authorities of Moieciu organized the ninth edition of ?Sumedru' Fire?.
Each year, in the night of 25/26 October, a nocturnal ceremonial of calendar time renewing is celebrated in Bran ethnographic area. Around a huge funeral pyre, lit by young people in a village with dry wood, all the inhabitants gather, screaming in chorus the ritual formula ?Let's come at Sumedru?s Fire!?. Women give everybod pretzels, nuts, apples and drink. As they live the fire, the participants take stew to fertilize gardens and orchards.

Pre-Christian Origin

The celebration has actually a pre-Christian source; people used to lit fires to heat the spirits rambling during this period. The fire has a protective role; youths and children pass through the flames and throw ember. Saint Dumitru, celebrated on October 26, is a pastoral deity, guardian of shepherds. Romanian shepherds lit the fire to purify them and the herds.

Welcome to Moieciu

As Nicolae Clinciu, the mayor of Moieciu, stated, Saint Dumitru also marks the fast's beginning. ?Nativity is greeted in deep purity of soul and mind. Moieciu, part of the mountain resort Bran-Moieciu receives a huge number of tourists during Christmas holidays, both in hostels and hotel network. They come to spend Christmas and New Year in households to participate at the traditional customs and practice winter sports?.


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