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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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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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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…

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A trip to lake Rugănești: fun, relax and fishing

  Lake Rugănești (Rugonfalvi Halastó in the local language) is the ideal place to spend a day in nature. Artificially created between 1979 and 1982 to water the cows that…

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Herbalism in Transylvania: a tradition to rediscover

Transylvania, a Romanian region, has a long herbalism tradition. In the past, medicinal plants were used for divination and to treat diseases, but over time part of the knowledge was…