The Hungarian Community from Brasov gathered in a traditional holiday atmosphere to take part in the Craftsmen's Day organized in the courtyard of the Reformed Church on Moldovei Street. Both members of the Hungarian community from the county and tourists attended this event.
The organizers were the Reformed Church, the Cultural Association Apaczai Csere Janos and the UDMR County Organisation from Brasov. The show included folk dances and society dances, pop music, singing children choirs and the visitors purchased different artisan handicraft at the craftsmen's tents.
The Chairman of UDMR County Organization Brasov, Mr. Kovacs Attila was present at the event as a co-organiser. At the opening of the fair he addressed a few words to the audience, pointing out the importance of the Hungarian culture in the life of the community from Brasov and the work of the craftsmen who continue to pass on the traditions and customs of this ethnic group.
At their fair tent, UDMR brought to public's attention the Hungarian communities of Brasov County, including communes Apata, Racos, Ormenis and Tarlungeni which displayed their local objects.
The attraction of the day was the spit-roasted ox, a delicious dish tasted by everyone who came at this traditional holiday.
Pottery, a centuries-old tradition
Among the folk craftsmen present at the fair there was also Mrs. Ferencz Agnes Veronika, aged 69, former drawing and handicraft teacher. She brought clay, the wheel and some other exhibits to pass on to the future generation the mastery of working with clay and turning it into objects of art. The children were curious to find out more about this trade and made their own clay objects assisted by this folk craftswoman, following the ancient techniques while drawing everyone's attention.
In fact the house of teacher Ferencz Agnes Veronika has been turned into a real workshop where children of all nationalities came and learn, besides pottery, tourist orientation techniques.
The Hungarian folk craftsmen also included Mrs. Fejer Iolanda-Elena and Mrs. Zita Kiss who displayed at their stand a multitude of traditional items specific to the Hungarian community and a beautiful folk costume, safely preserved for generations. There was also Mrs. Csiki Margit, from Gheorgheni, Harghita County, who presented some special plates on which beautifully coloured peacocks were painted.