Winter traditions: “Bunghierii” and “Uratii”

An element specific  to the Bucovina, during the winter costumes is the “bunghier”, “frumosul” the beauty of the New Year. The “Bunghier” can be met as gendarmes in the groups of Udesti, of emperors of Bosanci, where there is a game, the Emperors of Bosanci. “They are a parody of the Austrian element. On the New Years Eve, the people are allowed  to revolt and criticize under this mask. Actually, the “bunghieri” newer wear a mask, they are the handsome of the groups of the New Year “, says Vera Romaniuc. Source: