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În Ţara Chioarului, una dintre vetrele etnografice ale Maramureşului, are loc, în cea de a doua zi de Paşti străvechiul ritual agrar UDĂTORIU’ din Şurdeşti.
OBICEI DE PASTI - A doua zi de Paşti, la Şurdeşti este sărbătorit cel mai harnic gospodar din localitate, primul ieşit la muncile câmpului. Sărbătoarea începe la biserică.
On the occasion of religious feasts and great fairs, each Moroşan, without exception, owns a traditional costume. Not only old people dress in traditional clothes but also “coconii” (preschool children), which explains the continued use of the costume.
Maramureş is considered one of Europe best preserved zones from the perspective of cultural anthropology and ethnography. Old traditions have remained alive due to the high mountains sheltering the long depression from all sides.
Moroşenii, as the people of Maramureş call themselves, are a hospitable people who like company and talking. The old habit of greeting everyone, originating from the times when people of the same community were few and the strangers even fewer, continues today: when two people meet they greet each other, be they acquaintances or complete strangers.