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March-April 2009

Baba Dochia
The old Dochia
Noul brand turistic al judeţului Braşov
Echipă nouă la Prefectură
New Prefecture’s Team
Nouvelle équipe à la Préfecture
Nuova squadra alla Prefettura
Braşovul, oraşul lui Kronos
Town of Cronus
Ville de Chronos
Strigarea peste sat la Şinca Nouă
The Wheel on Fire
La roue en flammes
La Ruota in fiamme
Prejmer: Clătita din căruţă
The Pancakes Festival
Le Festival des Crêpes
Il Festival delle Crêpe
Balul Dragobetelui, la Zizin
Dragobete’s Ball
Le Bal de Dragobete
Il Ballo di Dragobete
Balul Mărţişorului, la Codlea
The March Amulet Ball
Le Bal du printemps
Il Ballo della primavera
Alaiul măştilor la Budila
The Masks Tail
Le Cortège des Masques
Il corteo delle maschere
Şezătoare la Dumbrăviţa
The Gathering
La Réunion
La Veglia
Predealul, pentru turiştii îndrăgostiţi
Predeal in Love
Predeal amoureux
Predeal innamorato
Păpuşile dansatoare din Vama Buzăului
Dancing Dolls
Les Poupées Danseuses
Le Bombole danzatrici
Zâna Măseluţă, la Teliu
The Tooth Fairy
La petite souris
La Fatina
Oul Pascal
The Paschal Egg
L’Oeuf Pascal
L’Uovo Pasquale
Hristos a Înviat!
The Resurrection

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The March Amulet Ball


At Codlea, the traditions and customs are well represented in the local communitarian house’s program. The folk ensemble "Magura" of Codlea reaches this year 40 years of existence, a circumstance that will be marked with fast. Another event recently celebrated was the March Amulet Ball, organized on Shrove Sunday, March 7, also known in the traditional calendar as Saint Toader Day. According to the popular beliefs, on this day the young people of 7 to14 years become sworn brothers and they remain friends for life.

Horse Toilet

On this day, the peasants used to cut the manes and the tails of their horses; this ritualistic practice was in fact a hygienic ritual meant to keep the horses clean. However, there was also the practice to remove horses from the barn, in order to put them in motion before the spring agrarian works. Riding contests were also organized on this occasion.

Bread and Salt

The March Amulet Ball starts by welcoming the guests with the traditional bread and salt. Two pairs of dancers give the guests to taste slices of an impressive sized bread, especially prepared for the occasion. This is the seventh edition of the Ball, that brings together prestigious folk ensembles and the entire community of Codlea, regardless their ethnic appurtenance.


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