The National Day of Folk Costume in Romania was celebrated on Sunday with social activities, as well as cultural and artistic shows and competitions, all highlighting the invaluable richness of folk costumes.
“The National Day of Folk Costume in Romania is a time to rediscover wonderful Romanian customs and the invaluable richness of the country’s national heritage”, according to Minister-delegate for European Affairs Ana Birchall.
“The National Day of Folk Costume is a national holiday in Romania created in 2015, celebrated on the second Sunday of May. It is a festive moment, a time to rediscover the wonderful Romanian customs and the invaluable richness of our cultural heritage. The Romanian folk costumes, a diverse collection of many motifs, are a heritage that we are under an obligation to pass on unadulterated to the future generations,” Birchall said Sunday in a Facebook post.
Birchall added that she proudly wears the ie peasant blouse whenever she can.
“To me, the ie is my Romania and it will remain forever a gate to the traditional spirit of my people; that is why I wear it proudly whenever I can!”.
Also on the National Day of Folk Costume, the Government posted on its Facebook page a message from the National Museum of Romanian Peasants.
“On the National Day of Folk Costume in Romania, the National Museum of Romanian Peasants is publishing on its page your old pictures that highlight the folk costumes. All you have to do is access the MTR Facebook page and upload pictures of you highlighting the folk costume,” reads the Government’s post.
Under Law 102/2015, the National Day of Folk Costume in Romania is celebrated on the second Sunday of May.