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Corridor: Eastern Trans-Balkan Road
Country: Romania, Brasov county

Place: Rupea etnographic area– Viscri, Bunesti, Fiser, Dacia

Among the summer celebrations, Kronenfest (The Wreath’s Feast), a specific custom of the Saxon community from the ethnographic area of Rupea.
Kronenfest is a feast of flowers, of abundant vegetation celebrated on Saint Peter and Saint Paul’s day. The young people pick wild flowers and wreath them. On this first wreath they put a smaller one made of flowers from their gardens. This floral arrangement is hanged on a pillar in the garden of the vicarage.
In the morning of the feast day, a lad climbs the pillar and utters a few words for the abundance of the crops. The celebration ends with music and dance.