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Palace of the Parliament in Bucharest Participating in national celebrations is the best way to get acquainted with national traditions and customs of Bucharest. Because of a wide choice of interesting celebrations Bucharest is often called the city of festivals. Explaining such a wide number of commemorative dates is quite simple - the city is home to several ethnic groups who have certainly influenced on the culture of the city. Ethnic holidays remain one of the clearest manifestations of national diversity of the city. The holiday called Roma Day is a certain proof of this. The holiday is celebrated annually on April 8.
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Despite the fact that many people do not connect the image of the Roma people with high intelligence and morality, the Romanian gypsies are very different from the Roma living in other European countries. They devote a lot more time to studying, but art is still the main passion of gypsies. During the day of the holiday visitors can always listen to performance of the internationally famous Gipsy Orchestra «Fanfare Ciocarlia». You will be also amazed by wonderful dancing performances.
March 1 is the time for a beautiful celebration that signifies the beginning of spring season - Bucharest celebrates the arrival of spring. This celebration is known as one of the oldest, so there are many good traditions and rituals connected with it. Martisor remains the main symbol of the holiday. This is a small wicker decoration made of white and red textile. The little gift is traditionally given to beloved people and friends. Martisor received as a gift must be carried by a person during the whole March. In April the decoration should be bred on a flowering tree. Do not forget to make a wish - the locals believe that it will certainly come true. Spring Festival is traditionally accompanied by large-scale festivals, funny performances, children's games and fairs. Copyright
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Grape remains one of main symbols of Bucharest. This is the place where the best Romanian wines are produced. Starting from ancient times the harvesting of grapes has been a very important and solemn event. September 13 is considered the festival of grape harvesting. Here we should note that many interesting events take place in Bucharest throughout the autumn period. Thus, you can see big tubs full of wine and clay glasses close to all major wine cellars. Everyone is welcome to try different sorts of wine made by local winemakers and purchase the drink they liked the most. Local markets also feature a wide selection of wine. Vendors generously ladle out a big scoop full of wine and offer the drink to buyers. Most travelers also prefer to buy local wines as memorable gifts.
Palace of the Parliament, Bucharest The first thing tourists pay attention to when visiting Bucharest is the cohesion of local residents. At the same time, they cannot be reproached for helping only fellows. The fact is their rich history facilitated the formation of such a lifestyle, but if necessary, they are always ready to help those in need. Another feature of the local people is an enviable optimism infecting all newcomers. They are great interlocutors always interested in learning something new. They do not what they should but what they want, living for the now and not thinking about when tomorrow comes. Calmness and the ability to appreciate every moment - that's what we all should learn from the locals.
Be prepared for the fact that Bucharest is not a very clean city - Romanians have some problems with that. This is in spite of the fact that the capital of the state is a wonderful city for walking, sightseeing, and acquaintance with the local culture. However, the Romanians are very friendly people, and having a friend among them means a lot. Friendship for them means mutual assistance, and thus the first to whom they would lend a helping hand are their closed and ones. They cannot see how their loved ones suffer, and therefore always come to the rescue, taking their pain as their own.
Arcul de Triumf One of the most popular music festivals in Bucharest is Outernational days, taking place in early July and gathering many folk music fans. Participants from all over the world will gladly introduce all comers with their authentic culture on Gradina Uranus's stage. Of course, the main focus is on the host country. But the festival is not complete without gypsy orchestras beloved by everyone who has ever heard or seen anything like that. In addition to the musical program, meet-and-greets, workshops, seminars, movies, and art installations are prepared for visitors.
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Metal music with its different genres is very popular in Romania. Thus, one of the most significant events in the calendar year of Bucharest can be called Metalhead Meeting where headliners are always eminent performers coming from all over the world. The venue is Roman Arenas, and dates are scheduled for early July. The name of another interesting event dedicated to hard music is Old Grave Fest, and it is held in the middle of October in Fabrica Club. There are no big-name headliners, but metal fans visiting the Festival have a great chance to discover new facets of their favorite music.
Coltzea Hospital In late September, you can witness another heavy metal festival. We are talking about Folk & Metal Fest. Its permanent venue is Quantic Club where you can listen such sub-genres as Folk Metal, Pagan Metal or National Socialist Black Metal. However, the cultural life is not limited to metal concerts and festivals. Thus, jazz is equally popular here, which is evidenced by holding such an event as Bucharest JAZZ Competition in mid-May. The event is international, so many eminent jazz and blues musicians from all over the world take part in it, including the Old and New Worlds.
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Fans of hip-hop music and dance do not lose anything - there are as many as three festivals dedicated to this genre. At the end of March, you can witness an event known as Freedom Dance Festival with its venue in Era Oark. Hip Hop International Romania takes place in the same place right after the previous event, and in late April, Bucharest Dance Festival held at Sala Apolo is prepared for visitors to the city. All the festivals are multifaceted, with their rich programs, so many representatives of Hip-Hop subculture come to the Romanian capital to attend them.
La bibliotheque universitaire And connoisseurs of classical music will surely appreciate George Enescu Music Festival. In order to visit it, plan your trip to Bucharest for September. The event takes place at the following locations —Ateneul Român, Grand Hall at Palatul Regal, Music Room Cafe, and a concert hall in Romanian National Radio. Participants of the festival are famous and talented orchestras, ensembles, opera singers, conductors, and musicians. Another musical event taking place in Bucharest and worthy of a visit is ZUtopia Music Festiva where everyone finds music for themselves, as genres range from indie rock to pop music. The festival is held in August on Constitutiei Square.
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♥   Catedrala Mitropolitană Sfântul Iosif, Bucureşti, 1.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Catedrala Greco-Catolică Sf. Vasile cel Mare, Bucureşti, 1.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Катедрала Свети Павел от Кръста, Ruse, 66.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo

National traditions of Romania

Modern Romania likes to conduct various thematic festivals. For example, traditional winter festival is held every year in Sfantu - Gheorghe. It includes songs, dances, and folk festivals. In autumn (in September), Romanians organize festivals for catching carp, not forgetting to note the successful catch by a magnificent meal. The country is also rich in film festivals such as the Transilvania International Film Festival and Sibiu International Theatre Festival which are held annually. Music enthusiasts will like the Pop Music Festival in Tulce, the Art Festival in Brasov, as well as the Spring Festival in Hoteniya. Romanians being modest and unpretentious in their everyday life, often use low tables for dinner, placing everything they need on them. To this day, citizens of the country have no particular likeness for bright colors, fur vests and long sleeveless jackets. … Open
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