Folk Traditions Museum of Bucovina, Gura Humorului

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  • This is not a large museum but definitely needs a guide to provide context. Each exhibit shows a typical household arrangement for a different saint's day - St Andrew, Christmas, St. Ilie. Many things...  more »
  • Gura Humorului is often used as a base in Bucovina for visiting the famous painted monasteries of the region. The ethnographic museum of Bucovina in Gura Humorului can help to fill out your understand...  more »
  • Beautiful museum very well organized , presenting bucovinian habits and traditions , bucovinian ancient style of houses , holidays customs , dressings , farming , etc Highly recommended  more »
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  • Good Folklore Museum. Many interesting practices and fascinating exhibition to it. Some of these are common to them in other countries and farming areas. At least everybody feels a little home in this museum.
  • ”The Museum of Folk Customs in Bucovina”, located in the center of the city Gura Humorului, reconstruct according to the calendar, the sequence of customs and traditions of Bucovina. Once we pay a small entrance fee (photography allowed) and see some traditional items, we go upstairs where the museum is organized in five halls. The first two rooms reconstruct winter traditions performed in authentic homesteads: the magical practices of the night of St. Andrew (November 30th), Christmas (December 24th) with carol singers and ritual dinner, New Year (December 31) with groups of waits and masked ugly. In the great next hall, following in the "village street", we go through the dizzying habits and spring rituals of which notice a blacksmith representing February, dedicated to craftsmen who make agricultural tools purified by fire and then, by an archaic apiary, Alexii day (17 March) when the new apiar year begins and the insects revives. We see chariot and plow signifying all agrarian rituals accompanying drawing the first furrow at the beginning of March. Next door, dressed in authentic costumes from the nineteenth century, we see all the souls gathered in front of the village church, having in baskets covered by embroidered towels, Passover ritual dishes to be sanctified. Pastoral year begins to St. George (April 23) with numerous rituals, exemplified by vessels dairy adorned with spring flowers. To St. Elias (July 20th), in mid-summer pastoral, in the past were organized pastoral parties, celebrations of the sun worship, now transformed into fairs. Museum visitor is invited to enter into a traditional sheepfold. To St. Demetrius (October 26) pastoral summer ends and thus it closes the circle of Bucovina popular calendar. Downstairs, one hall houses Bucovina-born French painter collection of George Cotos, promoter of current non-figurative. Another hall houses the (temporary?!) exhibition "Chromatic Confessions" of the painter Radu Bercea from Gura Humorului.
  • The Folk Traditions Museum of Bucovina is a great introduction into the context of the region. You will soon understand that this is a cradle of living and ancestral traditions, legends, myths, superstitions that fascinate anyone at once. On St. Andrew's night the young women gather in the house of an old woman and watch the glittering surface of the water in the well bucket. Among the sparkles of light coming from a candle they will spot the face of their future husbands. The museum is one of the most vibrant I have experienced. If you are in the area it's a MUST!
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  • This museum combines the old traditional settings, house wares, farm equipment, blacksmith tools, clothing and many other items with a very knowledgeable accounting of the folk lore from that period. The narrator was excellent in her narration of the good spirits, bad spirits, believing in Jesus, marriage, crops and many other facts from this period of history in Romania. We spent two hours there and it was well worth it.
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