Dark Tales of Mystery / Geographies of Tradition
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About The Event
Crawl with us for the premiere of the 6th and last episode of our online series “Geographies of Tradition'' - which looks at mirroring Romanian and US traditional rituals and customs – for a bunch of tales full of mystery and haunted spirits on All Hallows' Day! Celebrated each year on October 31, Halloween is the second largest commercial holiday in the United States after Christmas, and its roots point to age-old European traditions with all their cohorts of activities like trick-or-treating, carving jack-o-lanterns, festive gatherings, and donning costumes. No less popular, its Romanian counterpart comprises a larger spectrum of holidays associated with the afterlife or honoring all saints, but they can be as mysterious and sometimes frightening as the Halloween.
Text by Flavia Paula Stoica, museographer at the Ethnographic Museum of Transylvania. Translated into English by Andreea Scridon. Presented by Andreea Scridon. Videography by Dragoș Popa.
A production of the Romanian Cultural Institute in New York and the Ethnographical Museum of Transylvania in Cluj-Napoca.
Don’t miss the premiere on our Facebook, IGTV and YouTube on November 30 at 2 p.m. New York & Toronto time / 11 a.m. Los Angeles & Vancouver time / 9 p.m. Bucharest time. Watch also on our website and other social media accounts anytime later.