Events

Moldavia is one of the most attractive regions of Romania, with monasteries, museums, memorial houses or spectacular natural parks remembering ancient customs and traditions. Annually, here you can find many cultural events and festivals, true tourist attractions for visitors.

The city of Iasi, one of the most beautiful cities of Romania, is the economic and cultural centre of Moldavia.

One of the most important annual events that take place in Iasi is the National Fair of Traditional Ceramics of Cucuteni 5000. The fair is organised in the month of June, in the Copou Park and the visitors can admire and buy objects made by potters from the whole country.

The Iasi Festival takes place every year, in October and include also the pilgrimage to the relics of Saint Parascheva, protector of Bucovina and Moldavia. Annually, more than 1 million pilgrims from the whole country come to pray at the relics of the Saint Parascheva. At the Iasi Festival you can see cultural, sports events and fireworks.

The museums night is a national cultural event that takes place in Iasi. In such occasion, the most important museums wait for their visitors during night time, with many exhibits, concerts, films projections and theatre plays.

The Multicolor Festival is a festival of music and film, organised in open air. This event promotes the culture and the traditions of ten different cultures and takes place every year in the Copou Park.

Every year, the Botanical Garden opens for the public the Azalea Exhibit and the Roses Exhibit.

Still in Iasi, the International Festival of Mechanic Music, the Artisans Fair, the Librex Book Fair, the Lilac Festival, Fete de la musique, Beer Festival and Wine Festival.

In Vaslui, every year is organised the Constantin Tanase Humour Festival. The Festival brings on the Vaslui scene shows for children, artisan and creation workshops and theatre shows.

Other event in Vaslui is the Festival of Fanfares. The festival takes place every year in other locality of the county, where the public can discover unique fanfares ensembles.

In Piatra Neamt many festivals and cultural events take place, gathering together thousands of participants from all over the country. The Festival “Filmul de Piatra” brings to Piatra Neamt movies presented in the most famous film festivals in the world.

The Festival of Forest Fruits is an autumn feast, where the public can taste many culinary preparations made of forest fruits: jams, marmalades, syrups  or sherbet. At the festival you can find also natural cosmetics made of forest fruits. Here you can see music and dance shows.

Still in Piatra Neamt there are organised also the International Theatre Festival, the Folklore International Festival, the Wine Festival, the Popular Artisans Fair, the Bottom Drawer Festival. Here you can see the Musical Holidays and  The Snow Stone Festival.

Every year, in Targu Neamt, on 2nd of January, is organised the  New Years Eve Customs and Traditions Parade, an unique event in Europe. On this parade you can see original masks and cheerers formations, folklore and culinary festivals.

In Bicaz, in August, on Saint Mary, on the lake between mountains takes place the Marine Day. In such occasion, the tourists can make cruises of the lake and can ride the water bicycle. Here you can see also motor boats and kayaks contests and different marine games.

Annually, in Gura Humorului there are the Zilele Humorului(Days of Humorului), an international satirical festival and humour literature. This festival waits for its public with humour photo exhibits, artisans fairs, gastronomic festivals, peasants balls and minorities parades. Here is also a sculpture camp and in the town’s square there is the Artists Alley.

Still in Gura Humorului takes place also the Autumn at Voronet,  a film festival, diaporama and photography. It is the oldest festival in Romania, organised without interruption since 1981.

Annually, in Ciocanesti, near Vatra Dornei, two of the most beautiful festivals in Romania take place: The Trout Festival and the Painted Eggs Festival. During the festivals, contests, artisan fairs and gastronomic festivals are organised.

The Mountain Peony Festival is organised in the commune Sura Dornei and every year waits for its public with folklore shows, sculpture exhibits, dog contests, books launching and artisans and gastronomic fairs. The festival ends with a huge campfire.

The Mihai Eminescu Days are organised every year in Botosani, on 15th of January. The Day of National Culture has a particular significant in this part of Moldavia, in such occasion, taking place many cultural events dedicated to the national poet.

In Moldova, very expected are also the festivals and festivities dedicated to the winter customs and traditions. These take place at the end of the year in the most important towns and tourist resort of the North East of Romania. In these festivals, you can see parades of folkloric shows and gastronomic fairs. The tourists can travel with the “mocanita” (narrow gauge railway) or driving a horse drawn sleigh.

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