Hora at Prislop

Hora at Prislop

Second Sunday in August
The Hora is a dancing festival held at Mount Prislop at the Transylvania-Moldavia border in Romania. The dancers of the hora carry big rings that symbolize the friendship of the people of the regions of Moldavia, Maramures, and Transylvania. The top artistic groups gather at Prislop Pass to present a parade in colorful folk costumes and then a program of songs and dances, ending with the lively peasant horas. Typical food dishes of the area are served and folk art is on display.
CONTACTS:
Romanian National Tourist Office
355 Lexington Ave., 19th Fl.
New York, NY 10017
212-545-8484; fax: 212-545-8484
www.romaniatourism.com
SOURCES:
GdWrldFest-1985, p. 157
IntlThFolk-1979, p. 317