Thousands of people have attended the ” Garlic festival” this weekend. The festival was organized at Tihuta pass. Tihuta pass became famous by Bram Stoker’s novel “Dracula”. In the novel the pass called Borgo pass, was the entrance to the Count Dracula’s territory.
Visitors were able to enjoy artistic events, taste delicious foods and buy traditionally crafted products. The festival had plenty to offer: fresh traditional bread, prune tuica ( Romanian style spirit), honey, syrups, homemade jams, home made chocolate, pie, traditional blouses, traditional jewellery and ceramics.
Folk and pop-dance concerts, theatre and dancing shows were held in open air. Families with children were welcomed with play areas and painting workshops.
On Sunday visitors were able to find out more about Dracula by attending a three hour trip through Bargau mountains.
photos by Dariu Carmaci
facebook page of festival: Festivalul usturoiului