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Kereszturi: the dairy factory in Cristuru

Kereszturi is a dairy factory based in Cristuru Secuiesc, Harghita. The history of Kereszturi is the story of the breeders in the area; it is made of families, work and…

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Folk dances in Transylvania and the Pipacsok dance group

Folk dances are expression of the traditions and the culture of a place; music, moves,  songs, musical instruments and costumes show the identity and the values of a society and…

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In memory of Sándor Petőfi

Sándor Petőfi was a Hungarian poet and liberal revolutionary, considered Hungary’s national poet and one of the key figures of the Hungarian Revolution of 1848. Petőfi joined the revolutionary “Transylvanian…

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“Molnár István” Museum

The “Molnár István” museum opened its first exhibition in 1946, displaying the historical collections of the old Unitarian high school. The first director was István Molnár, a Transylvanian history teacher…

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Homemade bread

Bread is the basis of people’s diet and it is of particular importance in agricultural tradition and in European cuisine. It is related to lifestyles and customs that belong to…

Cristuru Secuiesc Cristuru Secuiesc Cuisine

Transylvanian Cuisine: potatoes

One of the fundamental elements in the Transylvanian traditional cuisine is potato. There are different potato cooking techniques like in salt crust or in ash. In ancient times, cooking in…

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Sustainable agriculture and aquaponics

  Transylvania is a region rich in biodiversity and with a long agricultural tradition. The progressive land abandonment, particularly by young people, and the climate change issues are seriously threatening…

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Gardening in Kissolymos

According to the legend, the villages of Kissolymos (from the hungarian ‘kicsi sólyom’, little hawk) and Nagysolymos (from the hungarian ‘nagy sólyom’, big hawk) were founded by two brothers. Unable…

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Health Days: Folk Medicine in Transylvania

The “Health Days” (egészségnapok in Hungarian) took place from 3 to 5 November in Kisgalambfalva village (Porumbenii Mici in Romanian) 7 km far from Cristuru Secuiesc in Harghita County in…