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Orthodox Easter 26.04-03.05.2016

Connection of religion, history and traditions

The population of Romania is predominantly Orthodox Christian faith. Easter is one of the most important festivals, accordingly, it has many traditions and customs with them. In the authentic Bukovina we want to get to know this together. We experience this first hand hard, because we stay at a boarding house owned by a orthodox family.

 

Day 1: Arrival in Sibiu

In the afternoon we arrive in Sibiu / Hermannstadt. The city at the foot of the Southern Carpathians was in 2007 together with Luxembourg European Capital of Culture. Here we take a city tour. In the evening we go discovering beautiful village Sibiel. After seeing the Icon Museum for glass painting we go to a peasant family, where we have dinner in a rustic atmosphere. Hotels in Sibiu.

Day 2: Sibiu - Biertan - Sighisoara

After breakfast we leave Sibiu. Our first stop is Biertan / Birthälm. Here we visit the fortified church from the 15th century and then we enjoy a traditional picnic inside the castle walls. In the afternoon we reach Sighisoara / Sighişoara. The old town is a UNESCO World Heritage site and has been restored in recent years from the ground up. Now the houses and streets seem again to their former glory. Dinner and overnight in Sighisoara.

Day 3: Sighisoara - Bistrita - Suceviţa

Today we leave Transylvania. It’s in a very picturesque area of ​​the country, Bukovina. The villages and the countryside have remained untouched by the communist period. We get our house in Suceviţa for the next four nights. Dinner in the pension.

Day 4: Suceviţa

The morning begins with a visit to the monastery of Suceviţa. This monastery is the only painted with exterior frescoes Church, which is used throughout. The thick walls impress every visitor. In the afternoon we do with the preparations for the celebration of Easter. The eggs are dyed and prepared a part of the food. Before we get to dinner, it goes back to the monastery to take part in the procession of lights.

Day 5: Moldoviţa - Suceviţa

In the morning, the Monastery of Moldoviţa is on the agenda. The sister Tatiana impressed us with their stories in German. Today we also see how icons and eggs are painted. In the afternoon we are Voroneţ. After dinner, we still have a few hours to rest before the resurrection celebration, because it starts at midnight and lasts about three hours.

Day 6: Easter Sunday

The night was long. In late breakfast we greet us with “Hristos a inviat!” And push Following the tradition, with colorful painted eggs on. We respond with “adevărat a inviat!” Today we have time to explore the village on your own. The people are very friendly and love visitors! Around the campfire we celebrate Easter on Romanian style with grilled meats, good humor, and one or the other high-percentage.

Day 7: Suceviţa - Iasi - Bucureşti

After a hearty breakfast we leave the Bukovina. We’re going to Iaşi / Jassy, ​​former capital of Moldavia region. After a walking tour transfer to the airport. From there we take the flight to Bucureşti / Bucharest. After 45 minutes we land in Bucharest, capital of Romania. We go to dinner at a restaurant in the old town. Overnight in Bucharest.

Day 8: return flight

Bucharest was once called “Little Paris”. Why this is so, learn in a reasonably extensive city tour. At noon we go to the airport and you come to your home.

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