Maramures is considered by many tourists the heart and soul of rustic Romania, with its picturesque countryside of small villages, rolling hills, pastures, and riverside full of wildflowers.
Maramures is a small and unique county placed in the North part of Romania. People have regard-fully and distinctively conserved the culture, traditions and lifestyle of a medieval peasant past.
Namely here, in Maramures guests can find one of the most special village named Prislop. The location is very popular thanks to its feast known as: The Prislop Festival.
Another interesting and catchy feast is: Botiza Festival. It is the holiday of lovers which takes place in Botiza usually the same weekend as Prislop, but its a two day festival so makes both festivals attainable.
Both festivals are similar. However the festival in Botiza is more of a village festival than the Prislop festival. It is interesting because the festival gather many people with different culture, habits and rules.
Another special festival who’s popularity is growing up year by year is: “Drumul Lung spre Cimitirul Vesel feast” (English: The Log Way to Merry Cemetery). It is organized usually in august. The idea of the festival and the first edition was created and started in 2010.
The purpose of the project is to promote cultural values, spiritual, national and international promotion of ideas, projects, concepts and individuals who have a strong impact in the social, community and spiritual education of citizens in ethnography, folklore, literature, cinema, painting and music.
Started from 2016, the project’s goal is to create a bridge to open a communication channel between rural and urban Romania sending a national message on behalf of more than 12,000 villages from the country:
“We are here! We are together!
We represent something valuable to you!
Visit us! Hear us! Help us! Enjoy with us!”
For seven years The Long Way Festival became a symbol of the region, identifying and promoting traditional values of Romania. The festival is a complex one, with many beautiful elements.
Don’t miss to visit Prislop area!