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Palm Sunday and Easter Traditions in Romania

Easter, or the Resurrection of Christ, is one of the most celebrated Christian holidays in the world. Each country has its own way of celebrating Easter, through different customs and Romania too has its own wealth of traditions waiting to be discovered. For those who decided to spend Easter in Romania, let’s take a glimpse into what Easter is for Romanians and how they celebrate it.

FREE Walking Tour of Medieval Brasov

The free tour, guided by a local volunteer, takes you on a 2 hours walk through the beautiful Council Square and the Black Church, the citadel's walls and defense bastions, Sforii (Rope) Street, Schei neighborhood, St. Nicholas Cathedral and Tampa Mount. During the cold weather, between October 1 and March 31, the tour is organized upon request. As the weather gets warmer, between April 1 and September 30, the tour is organized every evening and departs at 18:00 from the main square. Please remember, the guide that takes you on a fairy tale journey through Brasov is a volunteer so don't forget to tip!

Brasov In Your Pocket

"Brasov In Your Pocket" mini-guide published by In Your Pocket Romania provides a compact directory of the city's essentials: how to get there (arrival & local transportation), what to see (must-see tourist attractions & museums), where to stay (hotels, pensions and of course, hostels, including yours truly), where to eat & drink (restaurants & cafes; pubs, bars & clubs), what to do if you like active travel & sports.

Romania - Wine Country

Romania has one of the oldest wine making traditions in the world, it's viticulture dating back more than 6000 years. Legend says that Dionysos, the god of wine, was born in Thracia, on what is nowadays the territory of Romania. Romania or Dacia as the Romans knew it, had a well-established wine culture. The abundance of food and fame of the Dacian wines were so well-known and tempting that, to put an end to the migratory peoples’ repeated invasions, the Dacian king Burebista (1st century BC), ordered the destruction of all vineyards, as his high Priest Deceneu suggested.

Skiing in Poiana Brasov - Regular Updates from Brasov City Hall

Brasov City Hall updates its website regularly with the latest information regarding the skiing situation in Poiana Brasov (~every three days). Since the upgraded ski area was opened last year in December, both the quality of the skiing and related services improved while the skiing season was extended to four months annually.

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