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02.05.2007, 08:35

Smithsonian Folklife Festival. "Gateway to Romania"

On the National Mall, Washington, DC June 23-27 and June 30-July 4, 1999.


This summer, from June 23-27 and June
30-July 4, Romania will be one of the featured countries at the 1999
Smithsonian Folklife Festival, together with South Africa and the State
of New Hampshire. Titled "Gateways to Romania", the festival will offer
over 1 million visitors the opportunity to see and taste Romanian
culture on the National Mall, America's piaţa centrală in
Washington, DC. Together with a wide variety of craft demonstrations,
traditional music and dance and a wooden church from Maramureş,
constructed especially for the festival, the American public will feast
on sarmale cu mămăliguţă, papricaş de pui cu găluşte, mititei and other traditional favorites.


"Gateway to Romania" presents America with a unique opportunity to
visit Romania without ever leaving the United States. The Festival will
offer visitors gateways to everyday life, ritual and knowledge of and
about Romania. Carperters from Maramureş will craft, carve and erect
traditional gateways on the Mall, as well as illustrate the skills of
basilica building. Icon painters, carvers and egg decorators will
demonstrate ritual arts.


Music and dance groups from Moldova,
Transylvania and Wallachia will perform a variety of traditions that
ceremonially mark the seasons and celebrate the life of Romanian
villages in sound, movement, costume and theatrical play - inviting
Americans to join in. A variety of craftspeople, including weavers and
potters, demonstrate different regional styles. Visitors will be able
to interact with the Romanian craftspeople, dance the hora, enjoy Romanian beverages in the gradina de vară,
and shop for special items made by the festival's participants. Of
special interest to Americans of Romanian descent, June 26 will be
Romanian-American day. From 5:30-9:00 pm, the Mall will be filled with
live music, food and dance. Additionally, on July 1, in the afternoon,
a Romanian/New Hampshire violin demonstration and music will take
place. The Festival is free to the public.

The Festival is crucially important to
Romania, since this event has a history of increasing investment and
tourism in participating countries. It also provides a valuable
opportunity for Romania to improve her image here in the US and around
the world. The cost of Romania's participation is $1.2 million, made
possible through public funding from the Smithsonian Institution and
the Romanian government. Major sponsors include: Coca-Cola and Connex
GSM. Contributions include: Chase Manhattan Bank, Romanian Development
Bank, General Electric and Timken Foundation. Several other levels of
support from companies and individuals make up the balance of the


02.05.2007, 09:26
am fost si anul trecut am sa merg si anul asta. E o ocazie sa te intalnesti cu romanii din zona si sa iti dai seama ce multi sunt. Si asa cum spuneam mancat mititei, samalutze, baut bere romaneasca...si barfit pe ceilalti.smileys/smiley36.gif

02.05.2007, 09:52
Eu ma duc sa maninc ,sa beau si sa fac pozesmileys/smiley2.gif

02.05.2007, 10:05
poze am facut si eu poate te regasesc si pe tine in ele. Daca zici ca ai facut si tu ...poate remarci un tip la bustul gol jucand fotbal. smileys/smiley4.gifIn orice caz programul artistic a cam lasat de dorit...taraful si tipa care a cantat nu erau pe gustul meu. Dar atmosfera e super...miros de mititei si steaguri tricolore...plus romance focoase...nucleare. smileys/smiley36.gif

02.05.2007, 15:52

nici nu am stiut ca se organizeaza asa ceva ....

09.05.2007, 05:21

Pe 20 mai intre 8:00 AM si 8:00 PM este un festival romanesc in Carderock Park (I-495 Maryland Exit 41) - Clara Barton Pkwy.

Vor canta Florian Pittis, Ducu Bertzi, Mioara Pitulice. Plus dansuri traditionale romanesti, mancare si bautura romanesca ....

Aveti grija ca prezenta este obligatorie (si nu numai la mancare/bautura ci si la fotbal).

Mai multe detalii gasiti in programul festivalului:


09.05.2007, 07:15
da la fotbal vin si eu desi joc baschet f bine..dar acolo nu prea ai unde. Sa iti faci echipa smileys/smiley36.gif

09.05.2007, 07:37
Am mai fost acolo si acum 2 ani.Deci se pare ca o sa maninc mititei mai repede decit ma asteptam.smileys/smiley17.gif