A village of Brasov county conserves the story of the Star risen over Bethlehem when Jesus Christ was born. It's a Christmas story inspired by a legend told by an old shepherd of Moieciu called Mitru, recorded in the folklore heritage of the county.
The Star?s Story
The story says that after fulfilling its mission over Bethlehem, the star which had predicted the Nativity set forth and passed over 99 countries, without knowing where to stop. Every land over which she flew displeased her, because people were bad and there were many fierce animals. So the star continued to wander on the wind back. In a morning she came over the top of some mountain covered with short green grass. The landscape and the majesty of the forests impressed her. The beauty of the place attracted her like a magnet. Splitting into thousands of little stars, the star fall in the precipitous rocks of Bucegi Mountains. And every star became a star-shaped white flower, soft as wool, which never fades.
Queen?s Flower is not the name given by the people; the flower has been named so in honour of Queen Elizabeth of Romania (Carmen Sylva). The queen was simply in love with this flower. The shepherds have called her ?Flower of Bucegi?, ?Edelweiss? or more simply ?Flower?. In Romania, the Queen?s Flower is protected by law since 1933, when it was declared natural monument. The flower still grows on the forehead of the mountains, as a remain of the stars? story.