GLOBETROTTER — Romania
Romania has the picturesque sceneries, majestic castles, medieval towns, great hiking and wildlife. Romanian traditional art is painting on glass and wood. Folk music and dance in a circle, a semicircle or a line is also very popular in the country. People of Romania are very friendly. They will welcome you into their modest homes, feed you until you burst and expect nothing in return other than friendship. The country achieved its independence on 9 May 1877. Romania celebrates lots of folklore festivals. The major festival of the country is The Whit Sunday Szekely Pilgrimage. It is the largest religious festival of the year. The major attractions of the country are Bucarest, Timisoara, Brasov and Sighisoara. Bucarest is the capital of the country with classic beauty. It was known as ‘the Paris of the East’ in the 1930s. Timisoara is renowned for Bran Castle which is also known as Dracula’s Castle. Romanian traditional cuisine mainly includes grilled pork, pork liver, grilled chicken, tripe soup and greasy potatoes. The country’s main dish is Mamagliga - a hard or soft cornmeal mush which is boiled, baked or fried. The typical desserts include Placinta, Clarite and Saraille.