Starting from Friday, December 8, until Sunday, December 10, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the National Museum of the Romanian Peasant, dozens of great craftsmen, the most skilled potters, spoon makers, cobblers, confectioners, weavers, seamstresses, braiders, tanners, carvers, icon makers, carvers… they come from all areas of the country with beautiful things, only good to bargain.
At the Christmas Gifts Fair, you can admire and buy: toys, sticks, masks, ii, ornaments, opinci, barks, reed baskets, candlesticks, pots, icons, bowls, bowls, scarves, kettles, chimes, belts, bags, stills. medicinal, brandy… and more and more.
The price of the entrance ticket to the fair: adults – 12 lei; pensioners – 6 lei; pupils, students, holders of the Euro 26 card, up to 30 years old, adults with medium or mild disabilities – 3 lei.
The entrance to the fair is through Monetăriei Street.
Visit Bucharest is one of the media partners of the event.
From the Birth of Jesus Christ, as a biblical event, to the popular celebrations connected with this birth is the same road as that from dogma to the warm and imaginative stories invented by a gentle people that connect the Savior’s Birth with the joy of the day that grows bringing light and heralding the end of frost.
Romanians have dozens of stories about Christmas.
In all of them, it is about the Virgin Mary, driven out on the road and persecuted, finding a place for the birth of her Son in a stable of Santa Claus. His wife (Baba Iova, Crăciuneasa) assists her in giving birth and because of this, she is punished by her husband by cutting off her hands at the elbows. It is said that the Mother of God gave her golden hands to wrap her baby in return.
Seeing the golden hands of Santa Claus, Santa understands the miracle of the Savior’s birth and accepts it. Most of the stories speak of the gentle oxen, blessed by the Virgin to eat a little and be satisfied, and of the horses that dared to eat the hay from the naked body of the Holy Child, being cursed to never be satisfied and to have hard and sharp