Throughout the year, Romanians celebrate their ancient heritage, changing seasons, religious holidays and life-cycle events, such as birth, marriage and death, with festivals that have remained unchanged for centuries.
Some of Europe's most traditional folkways are meticulously preserved here, with young celebrants wearing the same costumes and dancing the same steps to tunes played on instruments traditional to their forefathers since time immemorial.
Festivals provide wonderful opportunities for visitors to experience the amalgam of the people who make up this country whose Latin roots dating from the Roman Empire make it unique in East-Central Europe.

Compilation of Romania 2023 Events, announced by the local authorities/ organizing entities.

Major customs and traditions festivals, throughout the year, include:


Sâmbra Oilor
Festival marking the departure of the sheep herds to graze in the mountain pastures.
Where: Negrești-Oaș, Maramures county (NW Romania)
When: second weekend in May

Revino Wine Show
Romania's premier wine event, a great opportunity for vinous discoveries.
Where: Bucharest
When: May


The Traditional Crafts Fair - Bucharest
Artisans and crafts enthusiasts from all over Romania gather at the Village Museum in Bucharest to offer free demonstrations of traditional woodcarving, rug weaving, textile weaving and embroidering, pottery molding, glass blowing, egg painting and more.
Where: Bucharest, Village Museum


Maidens' Fair
(Târgul de Fete)
Centrury-Old matchmaking festival where villagers in traditional costume walk up to Gaina Mountain Plateau
for traditional music, dancing, feasting and finding a mate.
Where: Gaina Mountain Plateau, Alba County (Transylvania)
When: third weekend in July

Sighisoara Festival of Medieval Arts and Crafts
(Festivalul Medieval Sighisoara)
Three-day celebration of medieval arts, crafts, music, that recreates the atmosphere of medieval Sighisoara.
Where: town of Sighișoara, Mures county (Transylvania)
When: last weekend in July


Sibiu Traditional Crafts Fair / Craftspeople Festival
Initiation in folk art creation (pottery molding, textile embroidering, woodcarving and more) offered, for free, by preeminent folk artists to those interested in traditional crafts.
Where: Sibiu
When: mid-August

Dance at Prislop
(Hora de la Prislop)
Traditional celebration of ties among three of Romania's main regions: Transylvania, Moldova and Maramures; villagers parade in traditional costume to Prislop Pass in the Carpathian Mountains, then participate in traditional dances, singing and feasting.
Where: Prislop Pass, Maramures county
When: usually first weekend following August 15


Răvășitul Oilor
Festival marking the return of the sheep herds from grazing in the mountain pastures.
Where: village Bran, Brasov county
When: last weekend in September.

George Enescu Classical Music Festival (biennial)
A month filled with classical music!
World's top Orchestras, Conductors and Chamber Ensembles perform in Bucharest (every odd year).
Where: Bucharest
When: end August -- end September.


Revino Gourmet Show
Romania's finest cheeses, cured meats and wines are presented by the country's leading producers.
Where: Bucharest
When: end of October.

Halloween in Transylvania
Shows and parties related to Bram Stoker's novel character, Count Dracula.


Christmas Markets
Where: most major cities in Romania
When: end of November -- December.

Festivals of Christmas Traditions
Where: Sighetu Marmatiei
When: December 26.

Of all the events scheduled during the year, folk festivals are, perhaps, the most colorful.
While some festival dates remain fixed, others change year by year so it's wise to check before your trip.
For the latest updates and more information please check RomaniaTourism Calendar of Events
or contact the nearest Consulate of Romania