17 February 2007

At least 250 took part and danced the night away in celebration of this special Romanian custom before the start of Great Lent. Music by Dacia Orchestra filled the large hall, and the variety of music was especially enjoyed by the large number of young people who attended.

A special performance by Ansamblul “Romanasul” brought smiles to the faces the entire audience as they re-created a village Martisor celebration and engagement! We look forward to the “Nunta” (wedding) in the coming months! Diaconeasa Ramona Pop should be commended for directing the performance!

Complimentary ‘martisoare’ were offered to everyone, and were received with great enthusiasm. Special thanks to Mrs Aurica Tipa who voluntarily made some 300 individual pieces again this year! Also, our gratitude is offered to who those prepared the fresh “placinte cu branza”. Additional thanks are extended to Marina Vlad, Gheorghe Babiciu, Dorina Babiciu, Mark Kalugar, Mike Kalugar, Sr, Lucretia Cucereavii, Cristina Lupu, and Mariana Cucereavii, who assisted in setting up, working the bar, and attending the entrance table. Your help was very much appreciated!

Many positive comments were received by parishioners and first-time guests alike! We are happy to provide these cultural events to a growing audience, and hope that more parishioners and friends will join us in the future!

John E Lazar, Chairman


The dance floor was full all night
'Martisoare' are exchanged
Even the youngest enjoyed the evening

Maria & Monalisa arrive in style, as always!
Smiling faces wait to receive their martisoare
Cristina, Rachel, Alex & Mariana smile together

Romanasul Ensemble
is introduced
Romanasul performs for the audience
"Cuscra" arrives to hear the engagement news

Maria, Maria & Aurelian enjoy the evening
Dragos & Dana dance
the Invertita
Dragos, Marina, Dana, & Marilena after the show

Friends & family take a break from dancing
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