Calea Victoriei will become pedestrian since Saturday to Monday; the Bucharest Municipality will organize, in the Easter days, theater performances, concerts, workshops for children; there will also be present mimes, entertainers and portraitists. The famous thoroughfare of Bucharest will welcome visitors with artistic street events and stalls with goodies, including painted eggs, painted icons, floral arrangements, hand-made jewelry, decorations, greeting cards, etc.
On Saturday and Sunday, from 10.00 to 20.00, and Monday from 10.00 to 18.00, there will be held the event called “La pas pe Calea Victoriei” (“Walking on Calea Victoriei” – e.n.), organized by the Bucharest Municipality, through Creart; the boulevard will become pedestrian on the occasion of the Easter holiday, on the segment between the entry from the Victoriei Square and the George Enescu Street.
Bucharest Municipality mentions that theater performances and concerts will be organized on Calea Victoriei during this time; mimes, entertainers, portraitists and living statues, workshops for children, a face-painting workshop and a mobile photo studio, will also be present.
Men’s choir “Armon” and Academic Choir “Divina Armonie”, as well as several street musicians “will entertain people during the Easter holiday through a special music program”, mentions the Municipality.
The event will also include the theater performance called ‘Zidul” (“The Wall” – e.n.), a co-production of the Masca Theater and ARCUB, directed by Mihai Malaimare, “a performance which brings in front of the audience the technique of the living statues, an overwhelming story and a fabulous ballet”, also mentioned the Municipality’s representatives.
Bucharest Mayor, Gabriela Firea, stated around one month ago that turning Calea Victoriei into a pedestrian thoroughfare is a pilot project for the Easter holidays, but it could be maintained as a pedestrian thoroughfare in every weekend of the year, if people in Bucharest will appreciate that it’s a good measure.
Easter fair in the Constitution Square
In this period, people in Bucharest can visit the Easter Holiday fair in the Constitution Square, the biggest event dedicated to the Easter Holidays in Bucharest, being at the 8th edition.
“This year, like the great European capitals, Bucharest will wear holiday clothes, several important thoroughfares being festively illuminated. In the weekend of the Holy Week, people and tourists in Bucharest are expected to have a walk on Calea Victoriei, where they will be welcomed with artistic street events.
I invite everybody to enjoy the Romanian original traditions and values which we are trying to keep alive, bringing and promoting them in the core of Bucharest, at the Fair in the Constitution Square, as well as on Calea Victoriei, a representative thoroughfare of our city” said Gabriela Firea.
At the fair open daily from 10.00 to 22.00, visitors can find traditional products and culinary delights, performances and concerts, a pavilion with animals with an exhibition of rabbits and lambs, as well as an area dedicated to recreational workshops, train and carousel.
There will be 110 stalls with Romanian original products: carved wooden objects, glassware, paintings and other accessories, musical instruments, Romanian blouses and popular costumes, painted icons, as well as culinary products: sponge cakes, bread, cookies, pies, house chocolate, jams and syrups.
Children can participate to many workshops during the Easter Holiday: face painting workshops, workshops with interactive musical stories, creative workshops with felt accessories, beads and colored sequins, collages workshops, workshops for decorating Easter eggs, workshops for making decorated wicker baskets, button balloons, decorated wooden clothes-pins or workshops for making paper trees.
The stage in the Constitution Square will host from April 14 to 17 concerts held by Inna, Vunk, Holograf, Carla’s Dreams, Randi, Nicoleta Nuca, Alexandra Usurelu, Gelu Voicu, Maria Dragomiroiu, Grigore Lese and others.