On a Whim Wm's world travels

5 May 2019

Junii din Scheii Brasovului

Filed under: General — cindy @ 9:29 am

The Young Men of Scheii festival in Brasov, always begins on the first Sunday of May, for Easter & Spring. This tradition started before the 18th century. The men and their horses in full regalia, parade to the main plaza.

The rest of the day is filled with special songs and dances of the region.

We heard tunes that sounded Greek, Hungarian, Balkan… but we were told that they are all truly Romanian.

The old section of Brasov is lovely. Some buildings date back to the 1500s.

We will miss our usual trek to Northwest Folklife this year. But it felt as though we participated in a mini version. You can see Wm dance here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/HoeyGTpnZ7agQTJr5

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