The Juni event in Brasov City

posted on 29th of april, 2009

The Juni
Every year, in Schei district of Brasov, in the first Sunday after Eastern Easter (Toma`s Sunday), people from Brasov together with the tourists watch the Juni Parade

The Juni are a group of romanian horseman from the old Schei of Brasov.
The Pageant of the Juni is a complex of customs combining pre-Christian and Christian practices with the ancient myth of death and rebirth. The roots if this spectacular event are lost in legend. It is a mystery whether it originated as an initiation ritual of the young or it marked the only day of the year when Romanians were permitted to enter the Saxon town of Kronstadt (Brasov).


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Posted by Amyemilia on May 02, 2009
I had never heard of this festival so thank you for teaching me something new today. I have not been to Romania but really should go. It looks like a wonderful place.

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