The Romanian Geological Institute is organizing the already traditional Midsummer’s day Fair, between June 25 and June 27 2010, at the National Museum of Geology.
At the exhibit, crystals, mine stones and pieces of jewelry will be available for sale. The entrance fee is of RON 8 for adults, with a 50 percent discount for students and retired citizen. The visiting hours are 10.00 – 19.00 (with the last entrance to be made at 18.30) and access is made through the main entry, towards Victoria Square.
In Romanian, Sanzienele or the Midsummer’s Day is celebrated on June 24th and is believed to coincide with the celebration of the summer solstice. In the local folklore, on the night of the Midsummer’s Day, strange phenomena are reported to happen to people wandering the forests alone at night, such as the skies opening. The term Sanziene also stands for the name of the Midsummer’s Day fairies.