Romania’s central county of Bistrita-Nasaud on Sunday set two world records: most people dressed in national costume in one place and the largest Romanian traditional dance, Bistrita-Nasaud County Council Chairman Radu Moldovan announced Sunday in a Facebook post.
The official count of the persons that took part on Sunday in the county’s Nasaud stadium for an attempt to get into the Guinness Book of World Records showed 9,506 people dressed in national costumes, way more than the needed minimum of 4,500.
“It is official! Bistrita-Nasaud County has set two world records officially certified by the Guinness World Record! (…) I believe the figures say it all! It is official that Bistrita-Nasaud is the world capital of Romanianism and folk traditions! This is the merit of each people of our county and all those who today opened their dowry chests to show to the entire world that we here know how to treasure our country, values, past, present and future! I am bowing down to you, my dears, and I am honoured to write history alongside you, the most wonderful people on Earth!” reads Moldovan’s post.
Attending the event in Nasaud on the Day of Folk Costume in Romania were common people, folklore ensembles from all the mayor’s offices in the county as well as the counties of Covasna, Galati, Hunedoara, Maramures, Teleorman, Cluj, Salaj and Bucharest City.
Joining them were local officials also dressed up in traditional attires, as well as Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies Liviu Dragnea; senior official with the Ministry of Culture and National Identity Alexandru Pugna; senior official with the Ministry of Tourism Bogdan Tomoiaga; MEP Victor Negrescu; MPs and senators of Bistrita-Nasaud and other places.
The Day of Folk Costume in the Nasaud Land celebrations were orgnaised by the Bistrita-Nasaud County Council and the Nasaud City Hall in partnership with the Ministry of Culture and National Identity and the Ministry of Tourism. Also contributing were the Bistrita-Nasaud County Council Centre, the County School Inspectorate, the Nasaud Tourist Information and Promotion Centre, the Nasaud Culture Centre, the Made in Bistrita-Nasaud Association, the Tourism in Bistrita-Nasaud Intercommunity Development Association and the County Museum Complex.
AGERPRES was a media partner of the event.