Countdown to the Grand Opening - VIP Red Carpet Gala Friday, June 14, 2013 @ 4 p.m.
PARADE OF ROMANIAN FOLK COSTUMES
"PARADA PORTULUI POPULAR ROMANESC"
Folk costumes (also regional costumes, national costumes, or traditional garments) express an identity through costumes which usually to a geographic area or a period of time in history, but can also indicate social, marital and/or religious status. Such costumes often come in two forms: one for everyday occasions, the other for festivals and formal wear. Following the outbreak of romantic nationalism, the peasantry of Europe came to serve as models for all that appeared genuine and desirable. Their dress crystallised into so-called "typical" forms, and enthusiasts adopted it as part of their symbolism. In areas where contemporary Western fashions have become usual, traditional garments are often worn in connection with special events' celebrations, particularly those connected with cultural traditions, heritage, or pride. (Wikipedia).
SPECIAL SHOW FOR TELEVISION
The Parade of Romanian Folk Costumes takes a special part on the stage in the artistic program of the Romanian Heritage Festival. Participants of all ages are welcome to take part in this show for television in front of a live audience! Registrations must be submitted no later than June 18, 2012.
We encourage everyone that has a Romanian Folk Costume to register for this event and enrich the artistic program with your presence. Costumes have to be authenticly Romanian and properly identified from the geographical area where they are from, either in today's Romania or in its historic regions. A panel of Judges will mark each participant in the parade and prizes will be awarded to the top 10 best and most original outfits.
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REGISTRATION FORM must include:
Last Name: ......./ First Name: ......../ Date of birth: ........ / Place of birth:........./ Costume's origin:......./ Crafted by:.......
Short essay (less than 50 words) about the costume:........./ Contact info: (Telephone and email address)