<ul><li>When: December 5 - 7, 2008 Where: Peasant’s Museum, Bucharest About: Marking the start of the festive season, this fair features the work of approximately 200 artisans. The show is a hallmark of the holiday season in Bucharest. From traditional wood and pottery items, decorative rugs and glass icons to hand-made jewelry, holiday shoppers will be able to find something for everyone on their list. </li></ul>Saint Nicholas Fair
Christmas Carols Festival <ul><li>“ Come, Christians, to Bethleem!” </li></ul><ul><li>When: December 14, 2008 Where: Viseul de Sus, Maramures County About: folk groups present traditional winter customs and sing carols as a preparation for the winter holidays that are about to come. </li></ul>
“ Florile Dalbe” Festival <ul><li>When: December 13 - 14, 2008 Where: The Village Museum, Bucharest About: “Florile Dalbe” Festival features Christmas customs, carol concerts and food tasting around the Christmas Tree. </li></ul>
Christmas Traditions Festival <ul><li>When: December 18, 2008 Where: Targu Lapus - Maramures County About: Every last Sunday before Christmas, the downtown area of the city becomes crowded with villagers from Lapus ad Chioar Regions, both representing Maramures County. People wearing colorful costumes sing carols on their way to the local Performing Arts Center where dances and staged performances will take place. </li></ul>
“ Marmatia 2008” Winter Customs Festival <ul><li>When: December 27 - 28, 2008 Where: Sighetu Marmatiei - Maramures County About : This festival is a celebration of the local traditions of “Marmatia”, a region in the north of Romania. The city hosts a series of Christmas-themed events: carol singing, dance performances, fairground rides, costumes and a masks parade. </li></ul>
Saint Archangels Mihail and Gavril’s Day <ul><li>When: November 8, 2008 Where: Maramures County About: the old wooden churches of Surdesti, Rogoz, Plopis, Rozavlea and Stramtura are now being celebrated. In the village of Unguresti, locals who bear the names of the two archaengels are celebrated through dance and music. </li></ul>
Festival of Folk Music, Dance and Traditions <ul><li>When: November 15, 2008 Where: Dumbravita Village, Baia Mare Region About: This region of Romania features an unique way of life, where history is written more on wood than on paper and traditions are carefully preserved along the years. Join in the folk celebrations and dance to the sounds of the “ceteras’ (traditional violin player). Afterwards, enjoy delicious local foods prepared by women of Dumbravita village, 5 miles away from Baia Mare. The locals dance for the last time before the beginning of the Christmas fasting period. </li></ul>
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