Iasi becomes the place for the Romanian
Orthodoxy every year, for a week in the
middle of October.
Thousands of worshippers and pilgrims
come from all over the country to Iasi to
celebrate Saint Parascheva around 14th
October . They also come from Moldavia,
Russia, Greece and Bulgaria.
The 14th of October has become a special
holiday in Iasi since 1641, when the relics of
Saint Parascheva were brought from
The four centuries that passed have done
nothing but intensified the people’s awe
towards Saint Parascheva, so that its
holiday produces one of the greatest
The County celebrates Iasi Feast by organizing various contests, exhibitions and
seminars. The institutions also coordinate events in this period.
The traditional ones are:
“Iasi feast” photography contest
“The Richness of Autumn” Market
The folk songs and dances parade held by the choirs from “The Moldavian Rose”
“The Night of Values”
IEF Iaşi 2013
In the city with some of the most important voices of the Romanian theatre, of music
and literature, in the city of science, technology and creative industries, culture and
education find by means of IEF various forms of expression, in a multicultural
language, with and for young people.
The purpose of IEF Iaşi 2013 is to enable a creative and energetic context in order to
promote culture, the people, cultural and educational activities and to involve children
and young people in the life of the community.
The festival included
A fringe festival,
A Book festival for children and teenagers,
Conferences and motivational meetings.
The folk costumes parade
Folk songs and dances Contest
Crafts market and workshops
By Cosmina Balas
“Ion Ghica” Secondary
School, Iasi, Romania