Folk Traditions Museum of Bucovina, Gura Humorului

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  • Among the very nice and interesting folklore part of the museum there are exhibitions that come and go. When we visited there was a marvelous exhibition of cartoons on political situations from all ov...  more »
  • Gura Humorului is a small village is owes its fame to the fact of being at the center of the main painted monasteries of Bucovina. You wouldn't expect to find a museum. The structure is far too big for the material they have but, have managed to recreate the typical situations and have a guide that explains in English the exhibition. Of some interest.
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  • It's a really small museum but would be on the way for most people visiting this region. Worth a stop for 5-10 mins. It captures some of the traditional ways of the region. Nothing spectacular.  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.
  • A piece of romanian cultural and history, beautiful.
  • Small fee, excellent content and guide.
  • 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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