St Elijah Fair at Village Museum in Bucharest


The National Village Museum “Dimitrie Gusti” organizes during the weekend of July 19 to 20 at midday the St Elijah Fair. The visitors have the opportunity to get the feeling of the old days’ fairs which had the role of communication, trade and creativity, being organized mostly around Christian celebrations. On St Elijah’s Day, the shepherds descended from the mountains and parties were held where boys gave distaffs and apples to girls, pledging to marry them by St Demetrius, the date when they officially went down with the sheep to the village. According to the museum’s website, over these two days, the traditions are highlighted at the Village Museum through an attractive program including crafting demonstrations, traditional cuisine specific to the season, green products, green cosmetics, musical-choreographic events and crafters’ fair.
The St Elijah Fair will be held on Saturday and Sunday between 9 am and 7 pm. The artistic program will take place on Saturday between 1 and 3 pm and the creation workshops with free admission on Sunday between midday and 5 pm.