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The land of wooden churches, mythological richness, impressive landscapes and very ancient customs

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Customs & Traditions

Maramures abounds with both man-made and natural cultural attractions. From the wooden churches and museums to the village markets and daily life of the shepherd, one can not but feel immersed in and part of a time that has essentially stood still.

Maramures bases its entire existence on two frames of reference: the land and the Christian Holidays. Time is not measured here in months, days or hours, but in terms of the seasons (sowing, mowing, and harvest season) and the events of  Lent, Easter, the celebration of Assumption of the Virgin Mary, and preparations for Christmas. When they complete their work,  Maramures villagers celebrate their holidays and traditions with great enthusiasm. They bow their heads in prayer,  enjoy their dances and music, and celebrate the places where they were born. In order to feel the rhythm of this part of the country, you need to discover it during the holidays, when land, customs and people come together in a dance shaping  Maramures...

The best way to learn about the culture of  Maramures  is to join the local people in walking the village streets and navigating the trails to the pastures and cultivated plots located up on the hills and down in the valleys surrounding the villages.