Chamber of Deputies Speaker Roberta Anastase offered the visitors 6,000 pieces of apple pie.
Several thousand Romanians and foreigners visited on Sunday, the Chamber of Deputies, as part of the event named “Open Parliament.” During the first two hours since the opening, over 4,000 people chose to spend their day at the Chamber of Deputies, as several representative halls were included in the visiting circuit – such as ‘I.C. Bratianu,’ Take Ionescu,’ ‘Unirii,’ ‘Al. I. Cuza,’ ‘Spiru Haret,’ ‘Nicolae Iorga,’ ‘Nicolae Balcescu,’ ‘Galeria de Onoare’ (the Honor Gallery), as well as a number of spaces that do not belong to the regular visiting circuit. Such examples are the Cabinet of the Chamber of Deputies’ President, the plenum hall, the ‘I.G. Duca’ official salon, and the ‘Mihai Viteazu’ hall.
Attending the event, Chamber of Deputies Speaker Roberta Anastase acted as guide for the visitors, providing information about the legislative process and answering questions about the activity of this institution. Anastase offered the visitors no less than 6,000 pieces of apple pie she made by herself one day earlier.
“This is for the first time when, just two hours after the opening, we already have 4,000 visitors. This action related to open doors also represents a promo. Most foreigners who come to Bucharest are interested to visit the Palace of the Parliament, and we must take care to help them do so, so that they come in high numbers,” Roberta Anastase declared.
Four witches from Buftea and Bucharest Roventa, Isaura, Geanina and Samira, went on Sunday to the Palace of the Parliament and poured enchanted water from Somes and Aries Rivers on the porch and in five corners of the building, in a rite aimed at undoing the curse of the ‘violet flame’ which they claim was cast upon the Parliament.
Witch Sandra from Cluj-Napoca said on Saturday that the ritual started in Cluj by five other witches, nine days and nine nights ago, would be completed Sunday night, at a secret place on the banks of the Somes River.
“Four witches sprinkled on Sunday water from Somes and Aries Rivers- enchanted in Cluj, which we sent to Bucharest – in five corners and on the porch of the Parliament Palace. They carried enchantments with this special water, to cast away the evil spirits and undo the curse of the violet flame that fell upon the Parliament of Romania,” Sandra said.