Romanian Village Day is exceptional for everything that it means Romanian traditions, culture and history. The National Village Museum of Dimitri Gusti from Bucharest hosts the Day of Romanian Village celebration on Sunday, September 25, where everybody is expected.
If you are in Bucharest this weekend, you should go to the Village Museum to learn more about Romanian traditions, culture and history in a cozy atmosphere, right in the heart of an open-air museum.
The Romanian village is the key to our understanding as Romanians in the great choir of European nations, it is where the past meets the present to prepare for the future. The village speaks of the deep history of the country. He does not talk through glorious events, he does not retain far-reaching historical data, and the heroes of the villages are anonymous most often; however, the village speaks through the daily life of the inhabitant, still conditioned by the fertility of the land, by rain and sun, by the harvests gathered at the end of the seasons, which flow rhythmically according to the cosmic clock of the universe, not according to the hurried one of modern man.Dr. Paula Popoiu, general director of the National Museum of the „Dimitrie Gusti” Village in Bucharest.
On this occasion, visitors are invited to get to know a part of Romanian heritage represented in the exhibition entitled Lada de Zestre, a foray through the seasons of life. The Lada de Zestre (dowry chest), as a leitmotif, presents the creation of Romanian peasants from all corners of the country, from the most delicate fabrics to carpets, from the most spectacular colours to the simplest ones. The more than 60 objects are part of the museum’s collections.
Visitors will also be able to participate in a series of workshops and have a range of handicrafts at the fair open on this occasion.
The story of the Romanian village. viewed even through the eyes of foreign tourists, it is extraordinary. It seems like a rough history paper passed through the sieve of time, but looked at in detail, it represents the roots of Romanians everywhere. The village is where the Romanian people derive their essence, it is an ever-living presence even in the heart of a European capital like Bucharest. This celebration commemorates not only the village itself but the purely Romanian essence from which these people come. The village, among many other Romanian heritage, must remain unchanged and eternal in the fight against novelty and change.
If we caught your attention, come to the National Village Museum on September 25 and find out what the Romanian village means to you!