Traditions Festival – Almaj is reborn!

07 Apr

Traditions Festival – Almaj is reborn!

“Green Leaf like Iglica,

Our water is Rudărica,

Watermills on our river lays,

Grinding wheat and grains”

says a popular verse from Rudăriei.

There is also a saying that here the time is grinded and that if you sleep overnight in the Moara Îndărătnică (Stubborn Mill) and you leave the mill to grind empty, you rejuvenate.

We invite you therefore to rejuvenate together at the Traditions Festival – Almăjul is reborn!

On April 9, in Bozovici’s Central Park, the local people, and also prominent guests, they come to entertain you and to reveal all that is beautiful and valuable in the local area: local culinary delights, folklore and humor with the village elders, exhibitions of popular costumes manufactured hundreds of years ago, performances of traditional dances and dancing lessons for wooden legs. We gather to the sitting area where Almăj’s skilled women’s show us how traditional designs   are sewn or how to labor the wool as per ancestors ways. Then we ride horses wagon to reach the largest watermills park in Europe where we will learn, in the words of the elders, legends about the mills.

For the local high school students, we prepared a workshop about life after high school, and for those who think the Almăj country deserves better, a workshop on Internet promotion with My secret Romania.

When dusk will arrive, the entire Bozovici will be enchanted by ADDA’s rhythms!

The surroundings hills, forests, lakes and relaxing waterfalls, are forming Almăj’s canvas and invites you to stay still and learn about Almăj’s fairy-tail world.


Bozovici’s Central Park:

12:00   Opening

12:30   Almăj’s dishes – traditional food tasting

12:30 – 18:00    Gathring with Almăj’s skilled women

12:30 – 18:00    Traditional outfits exposition

13:30 – 15:30    Workshop ”My journey to the future – after high school begins a new stage”

14:00 – 18:00    Trips to the watermills park ”Rudăria”

14:30 – 15:00    Banat speaking time about Elder Girdle (Brâul ăl bătrân)

14:00 – 15:30    Workshop “How to promote an area via Internet?” with My secret Romania

15:00 – 15:30    Dances with olders ensemble “Almăj’s Dowry” and dancing lessons for wooden legs

15:30 – 17:30    The Voice of Almăj – Banat popular folk music

17:30 – 18:00    Concert Eliza Bunu

20:00 – 21:30    Concert ADDA

21:30 – 23:30    DJ Manix

Cultural House

12:00 Patricia Bihoi painting exposition

16:00 – 21:00 Film screenings

Bozovici’s Village Museum

12:00  Museum viewing and magazine launching “Almăjana”

The festival is organized by young people from Bozovici who want to showcase what’s more beautiful and precious in Almaj Valley and is part of the ““La școală pentru comunitatea noastră!”, implemented by the School Inspectorate of Caras-Severin, in partnership with ActiveWatch during the period February 2015 – April 2016.

The project is funded with financial support of the RO10-CORAI, program funded by 2009-2014 EEA Grants and managed by the Romanian Social Development Fund.

Event organized with Bozovici’s City Hall support and other beautiful.

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