The 8th edition of the celebration of city city days (Brasov is one of the most important cities of Romania), was developed between 24-26 april 2009. The most important event of this days is the The Juni (youth) parade. Every year, in Schei district of Brasov, in the first Sunday after Eastern Easter (Toma`s Sunday), the people (indweller) from Brasov together with the tourists are watching the Juni Parade, a celebration wihch combine pre-Christian and Christian practices celebrating the ritual death and rebirth of the seasons. The Juni are a group of romanian horseman from the old Schei of Brasov. It is a mystery whether it originated as an initiation ritual of the young or whether it marked the only day of the year when Romanians were permitted to enter the Saxon town of Kronstadt (Brasov). Some of the costumes are over 150 years old, trimmed with up to 4,000 spangles weighing close to 88 pounds.

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Editorial Photo: Juni Parade (Brasov/Romania)

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