Spring Transhumance in The Land of Oaș – The Shepherds’ Spring Gathering

The event represents an important pastoral holiday in The Land of Oaș taking place in the spring, along with the rebirth of nature, and it is related to the custom of sending the sheep flocks upland, to the surrounding hills and mountains, for grazing during late spring and summer. For sheperds, it signifies the beginning… → Read more…

TRADITIONAL COUNTRY FESTIVAL. The Shepherds’ Spring Gathering

On the winding road that connects Oaş Land with the county of Maramureş, right on the border between the two counties, the Huta Mountain Pass becomes the yearly host of one of the oldest customs in the country: The Shepherds’ Spring Gathering. It is the largest country festival related to the traditional shepherd’s occupation, celebrated… → Read more…

Annunciation Art Exhibition

With the arrival of the spring, the town of Negreşti-Oaș dresses up, celebrating the feast of the fine arts – Annunciation Art Exhibition, or „Art Bunavestire” in Romanian. The traditional annual plastic art exhibition merges with the group of local artists that first established it, raised it and consecrated it throughout the country. The opening… → Read more…

The fair of the traditional trinket or Mărțișor

It is uncertain when the custom of the traditional trinkets („mărțișoare” in the local language) have started, however, it seems to have been around on the Romanian land since ancient times, and starting with 2017 this tradition has been included in UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Negreşti-Oaş Town Hall and… → Read more…

THE VERNISSAGE OF THE NATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION ’ VERSUS, AND YET, TOGETHER’

Oftentimes, a photography can say more than a thousand words… Since 2008, in the presence of a generous, art-loving audience, the “Dr. Mihai Pop” Art Gallery  of the Oas Land Museum in Negreşti-Oaş  is the  perfect host of an annual national exhibition of photography  called “Versus and, yet,  Together”, a show that has already become… → Read more…

Festivalul Datinilor si Obiceiurilor de Iarna Negresti Oas

THE DOWER OF THE OAȘ LAND, THE FESTIVAL OF THE TRADITIONAL WINTER CUSTOMS AND HABITS

The cycle of winter feasts and holy days ends with the celebration of Saint John and the goal of organizing the Festival of the Traditional Winter Customs and Habits on this day is to attract more tourists and to mark the festive conclusion of the cycle of Christmas related events. The competition-festival takes place in… → Read more…

Pilgrimage to Bixad Monastery

Every year, on 15th August, thousands of pilgrims, from all over the north part of Transylvania gather in this place to celebrate the day of Saint Mary. The monastery from Bixad, situated on the top of a hill from the village, at 10 km distance from Negresti-Oas, is inhabited by the monks. The monastery is… → Read more…

“The heritage of Oas” festival

The Day of Negrest-Oas City is organized each year in August starting from the year 1998. In 2014, the local authorities changed the name of the event naming it “The Oas Heritage” and it became in this way a holiday of the cultural and ethno-folkloric heritage of Oas Country. The holiday takes place in the… → Read more…