The founder of Cross-cultural Association of Traditions, Peter Hurley, will organise the seventh edition of the project Large Road to the Merry Cemetery during August 14-21.
The festival aims to promote and sustain the Romanian villages that still keep the traditions, customs and rituals, that Hurley considered treasures. At this edition, the villages from Maramures will each present its local specific.
“In a community effort that is really impressive and remarkable at national level, that is not common for a festival in Romania, all the 63 villages from Maramures committed to each attend an event-smaller or bigger-where the visitors can meet the original values of traditional village,“ says Hurley.
“An impressive series of interactions are prepared, we call them micro-travels, made for people with different and specific interests, but they are all connected to a common goal: the discovery and appreciated of the traditional village, a pleasant and healthy travel to our own rots,” added Hurley
The Festival of the Large Road to the Merry Cemetery opens a communication channel, between rural and urban Romania.
The Villages Festival- microevents, between August 14-20, gathers all the 63 villages from Maramures, while the summer school “The old hoopoe” going deeper into the knowledge in a certain domain.