CRAFTSMEN AND ARTISANS

FLOARE FINTA – LIVING HUMAN TREASURE Aunt (the way elderly women are called in the Land of Oaș) Floare Finta creates folk objects, souvenirs and ornaments, traditional folk costumes, but she is also known in the area as a healer, as the “herbal remedies” she makes out of plants and gives to those in suffering… → Read more…

WOODEN CHURCH FROM LECHINȚA – beginning of the 17th century

 The wooden church from Lechința is the only wooden church that has been preserved in the Land of Oaș. It was built at the beginning of the 17th century (approximately 1629) in the village of Lechința, part of the current commune of  Călinești-Oaș. In 1939, when it has been photographed by the ethnographer Ioniță G…. → Read more…

Main annual events

! Please be informed that the dates are approximate. For confirmation, please contact us (tel. (+40) -361-884.652, email info@turism-taraoasului.ro)   – Handcrafting evening gathering (february) – The fair of the traditional trinket or „Mărțișor” (28.02-01.03) – Annunciation Art Exhibition (March 25) – Spring Transhumance in The Land of Oaș – The Shepherds’ Spring Gathering (Negrești-Oaș;… → Read more…

Churches from Negresti-Oas

Negresti-Oas s a multi-confessional and multicultural city. The religious edifices of the city are the trademarks of a religious path that denotes the local people’s rich spiritual life. Negresti-Oas Orthodox Cathedral What words can only suggest remains for you to live at Negresti-Oas Orthodox Cathedral, the soul and the shrine of Oas Country. The imposing… → Read more…

Book launch – „Ion al meu”

The „Dr. Mihai Pop” Art Gallery of the Oaș Land Museum hosted on March 5 a book launch event, doubled by a unique fashion show which featured details from the old Oaș Land traditional costumes adapted to the modern style. The leading figure of the event was the Oaș Land native writer Irina Monac who… → Read more…

The fair of the traditional trinket or „Mărțișor”, the 8th edition

The ancient symbol of spring, of the beginning and of the joy of living is the trinket or „Mărțișor” in romanian, a traditional piece of jewelry with white and red string, worn by romanian women from the begininng until the end of March. The word „Mărțișor” is the diminutive of „Marț”, the old folk name… → Read more…

Handcrafting evening gathering

The unique traditions were born in the heart of the village. In order to make the winter evenings warmer after the land work was completed, the women from Oaș gathered after dinner, at the handcrafting evening, a few times a week. They gathered around the clay stove to process the wool and the hemp, to… → Read more…

The Day of the United Principalities

On January 24, 2020, we were reminded of the glory deeds of our ancestors who gave us the most important lesson of solidarity 161 years ago: The Unification of the Romanian Principalities under the leadership of a Romanian ruler, Alexandru Ioan Cuza. It was the moment that marked  the birth of modern Romania, through the… → Read more…

Winter Traditions and Customs Festival, the 22nd edition

The 22nd edition of the Winter Traditions and Customs Festival brought Sunday December 29, 2019, in Negrești-Oaș, ensembles, groups and Christmas carol singers from all the villages in the Land of Oaș, Codru and Sătmar, from all corners of the county, from Maramureș, Sălaj and Cluj, but also from Ukraine, as well as hundreds of… → Read more…

Christmas carols concerts

The students of the Primary School no. 1 and the Primary School no. 3, trained by their dedicated teachers, offered magical moments in December, as they do every year, announcing through Christmas carols the Birth of the Savior at the Orthodox Cathedral in Negrești-Oaș. During the concert, each attending class has prepared and performed two… → Read more…