The “Transylvanian fest” is organised to conserve, promote
and to perpetuate the culture, the handicrafts and the folk traditions
To contribute to the keeping of local minorities culture.
To contribute to the creation of a normal relation between all the
minorities from Transylvania, to know, to appreciate and to accept
the minorities culture.
To support the activity of the amateur’s folk group, childrens
and adults groups, village groups and the groups of the minorities.
To promote the young solists of the folk music.
To discuss the major problems concerning the keeping and the capitalization
of the folk culture and traditions.
To discuss the tendencies evolution of the way that the songs, the
dances and the folk traditions are shown on the stage.
To present and promote the folk culture to the young generation.
To the “Transylvanian fest” festival there are inveted
to participate every year the most valuable folk groups and the
most known folk singers from Transylvania.
During the festival it took place the handicraftmen’s fair
where there are invited to participate the most famous handicraftmen
from all over the country.
All the participants get participation diplomas. The most valuable
folk masters, folk singers and folk groups get Diplomas of Excelency.
The “Transylvanian fest” Trophy goes to the most impressive
The “Dragan Munteanu” Trophy and the 5.000.000 lei prize
offered by the Cluj Napoca Police Department goes to the folk singers
for their contribution to the keeping and to the promotion of the
folk culture and traditions from Transylvania.
The prizes will be handed over by a jury made of the festival’s
Rules of participation
The “Transylvanian fest” festival is taking place every
year for three days, in May, in Cluj Napoca. The folk groups, the
solists and the handicraftmen invited in the festival must confirm
in writing their participation with at least 15 days before the
first day of the festival. Once with the confirmation the participants
must send to the organizers their presentation informations: the
group’s componence, their history, the repertory, the program
proposed to be presented in the festival, and so on (on flopy disk
or CD) together with a photography for the festival’s album
and for the posters.
The costume’s and the groups parade is taking place in the
opening of the festival in the center of the town. All the participant
groups must be in Avram Iancu Place at 1600 (PM) dressed in their
costumes and with a placard with the group’s name on it. The
parade starts at 1700 . The music must be performed live. The participants
groups must present a program of 20 minutes, in which they must
show the most representative songs, dances, and costums from their
folcloristic zone, in a very authentic way. The groups that are
from outside the city will get one free meal for a maximum of 35
persons. The transport expances will be suported by each group.
The organizers are reserving their rights to modify the festival’s
regulations and the criterions of granted the trophies depending
on the future’s complexity of the festival.
The festival’s sections:
At this moment the festival’s sections are:
- Childrens folk groups
- Adults folk groups
- Village folk groups
- The folk groups of the minorities
- Folk solists
- Folk handicraftmen