Bucharest’s Palm Sunday Fair will take place from April 15till 17 at the National Museum of the Romanian Peasant for all the artisans’ lovers and those who want to know more about Romanian culture. This event invites you to creativity and fun in one of the most significant locations for the Romanian tradition in Bucharest.
The last Sunday of Lent or Lent is known as Palm Sunday. For over 20 years, the National Museum of The Romanian Peasant has held this celebration and waiting for its visitors, for three days, at the first event with artisans over the year. Romanians will celebrate the Palm Sunday with the decorator, weavers, sewists, iconographers, potters, spoons, skinners, relatives … old artisans who have proven their skill over time and carry on the tradition of their craft.
From Friday, April 15, to Sunday, April 17, 2022, from 10 am until 6 pm, you will have the opportunity to admire and bargain a lot of beautiful things, diligently crafted and loaded with signs and meanings. Decorated eggs, icons, objects from wood, ceramics, fabrics, toys, musical instruments, ornaments and much more will be presented at the Flower Fair, which will take place in the courtyard of the Road Museum. From this month, you will find homemade cakes and pastries, gingerbread, honey, pollen and propolis, herbs, brandy and jams. Visitors are also invited to browse, read and enrich the library with the publications of the Museum: books with ethnological themes, object books, albums or magazine Witness.
About Palm Sunday
Palm Sunday is a moveable Christian feast that falls on the Sunday before Easter. The feast commemorates Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem, an event mentioned in each of the four canonical Gospels. Palm Sunday marks the first day of Holy Week. For adherents of Nicene Christianity, it is the last week of the solemn Christian season of Lent that precedes the arrival of Eastertide.
In most liturgical churches, Palm Sunday is celebrated by the blessing and distribution of palm branches (or the branches of other native trees), representing the palm branches that the crowd scattered in front of Christ as he rode into Jerusalem.
Romanians have all kinds of customs and uniquely celebrate this great holiday.
On Palm Sunday, people are allowed to eat fish. They go to church carrying flowers and they return carrying willow twigs. I touch with willow the children, the cattle in the household and a I put it in the icon: in a year it gets all kinds of uses. They’re still boiled the weeds that will be used to paint the eggs. As it is the time of the Flowers, so it will be at Easter. There are places where on this day people do not wash their heads, for fear of not whitish (grayish) just like flowering trees.Irina Nicolau, Guide to the Romanian holidays
Entrance ticket price: adults – EUR 1,62; pensioners – EUR 0,81; pupils and students, possessors of the Euro 26 card, up to 30, adults with medium disabilities or slightly – EUR 0.40. Tickets can also be purchased online at booktes.com.