Dracula- born in Transylvania in 1431 who died 46years later;- since his enemies were vicious, cruelsoldiers, he developed a habit of impalingthem; this must have inspired Bram Stokerwhen he wrote Dracula in 1897.
Castles & Fortresses Many castles and fortresses inRomania feature unique architecturalelements and styles that reflect localtraditions, customs and purpose.
Peleş Castle- its 160 rooms are adorned withthe finest examples of Europeanart, Murano crystal chandeliers,German stained-glass windows,walls covered with Cordobaleather, Meissen and Sevresporcelains, ebony and ivorysculptures.
Corvineşti Castle - built in the 14th century on the site of a former Roman camp. It served as a fortress an later as the residence of Transylvanias rulers.
The Royal Palace, .BucharestThe former official royalresidence. Built in theNeoclassic style, between1927-37; home toRomanias NationalMuseum of Art.Cotroceni Palace, BucharestThe residence ofRomanias President
Painted MonasteriesMany most picturesque treasures ofRomania - painted churches located inBucovina - are protected by UNESCO aspart of humankinds world heritage.
Putna Suceviţa Voroneţ The Monasteries in Moldavia Humor Moldoviţa Arbore
The Beauties of RomaniaThe Carpathian Mountains traverse the centre of the countrybordered on both sides by foothills and finally the great plainsof the outer rim. Danube River ends its eight- country journey through eight European countries at the Black Sea by forming one of the biggest and most interesting wetlands in the world, the Danube Delta.
Romanian TraditionsTraditions are well preserved in the villages ofRomania.Romanians celebrate their ancient heritage,changing seasons, religious holidays and life-cycleevents, such as birth, marriage and death.
Romanian Traditions & FolkloreThe Round Dance Învârtita Brâu Căluşarii
Traditional Romanian Food - Christmas –Home made sausages Black Pudding (Caltaboşi) Meat Jelly Cozonac Sarmale
Traditional Romanian Food Ciorbă de perişoare Mititei (The "Wee Ones" (meatball soup) - small skinless grilled sausages) Tochitură(meat stew seasoned withonions and/ or spices Papanaşi (cottage cheese donuts, topped with sour cream and fruit preserve
The Romanian Educational SystemSince 1989 the Romanian educationalsystem – whish is tuition-free, has beenthrough several reforms- each interesting inits own way, but it has also been regulatedand enforced – at every step - by theMinistry of Education and Research.
School• Most children start school at the age of seven.• Most elementary schools are public.• It is compulsory in Romania to go to school until the 10th grade (when pupils are 16 or 17) but most pupils graduate the 12 th grade and they take the baccalaureate exam.
Types of High schools• 1. National College — the most prestigious• 2. Military College• 3. Economic College or Technical College• 4. Liceu (Standard High school)• 5. Grup Şcolar — A group of two schools — a high school (usually offering academic programmes in the field of technical or services education) and a Craft and Trade School.
Academic Programs• Theoretical program- Science — ("mathematics and computer programming" or "earth studies");- Humanities — ("social studies" or "languages")• Technical programs• Vocational programs• Services and Economics programs
The School I Represent- the oldest institution of secondaryeducation in the old town of Fagaras, founded in 1869;- between 1919-1940 this school was considered as an elite high school. In those days there were only 25 such schools in the whole country…
RADU NEGRU SECONDARY SCHOOL IN THE 19TH CENTURY .
A Center of Cultural LifeOver the decades, the National College “Radu Negru“ has been an important cultural factor in the town of Fagaras. “Radu Negru” has always been appreciated for its outcomes.