Is opera music your weakness? The annual Maria Biesu festival brings together artists and performers that keep the audience entranced and generates spontaneous applause. Talented artists from Moldova and abroad perform during this beautiful festival and showcase the diversity of culture in Moldova.
INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF OPERA AND BALLET “MARIA BIEȘU”
Cricova Must Fest
Searching for a place to celebrate the grape harvest in Moldova? Cricova’s MUST Fest celebrates the glory of the Moldovan grape harvest season. Festival visitors can travel through the famous underground cellars, a paradise of red, white, dry and sparkling wines. The streets of the underground cellars are marked by wine varieties, where you can take a stroll on the Legenda Plaiului street. While underground you’ll enjoy live music, artistic representations and film screenings. Another key attraction is the Wine School, which welcomes guests to sample select wines and learn about the art of serving wine from the prominent specialists.
Do you want to know and understand Moldovans better? Discover the cultural traditions of Moldova at IA Mania. Founded in 2013, the festival promotes traditional hand-embroidered blouses and supports the craftsmen who carefully preserve this tradition. The event is organized on the banks of the Nistru River and gathers artisans who display handmade objects, chefs who cook traditional recipes, musicians and dancers all in the Holercani village stadium. The festival hosts the Mandria, Pride, contest for young designers who present fashion collections inspired by local traditions. A mural art contest, Cai verzi pe pereti, and the Podul de flori conference celebrate folklore inspired traditions.
Folk Costume Day
What Moldovan tradition is celebrated on the last Sunday of June? Moldovans celebrate Folkloric Clothing Day, paying homage to authentic costumes representing Romanian folklore and other national ethnicities. The holiday has three key themes: heritage, guest and modern based on traditional customs. The “Ia,” a Romanian blouse, is also widely represented at the festival.
When was the last time an event took your breath away? The DescOpera Festival is a unique musical event of rare beauty, organized at the foot of the Orheiul Vechi Reservation limestone cliffs. The festival takes Opera from its traditional setting and transports it into the midst of nature. Audiences simultaneously enjoy beautiful weather, fresh air, amazing views and classical music played live on a natural stage. Classical musicians, from the Moldovan National Opera, led by Austrian-conductor Friedrich Pfeiffer, perform well-known masterpieces that spans over three days.
Rosé Day la Castel Mimi
Ready to enjoy rose at a castle? Enjoy an elegant and beautiful picnic at Castel Mimi, where you can enjoy many rose blends. There will also be entertainment for children so that parents can enjoy the festivities. Admire a unique water show, the sounds of music and see specatular lights that will color the castle pink.
Do you know what the legend of the “Mărțișor” is? The “Mărțișor” is the red and white symbol of spring, traditionally worn on the chest from 1 March until 31 March, when it is hung on a tree and accompanied by a wish made in thought. The “Mărțișor” festival is an attraction for those who want to discover Moldova’s rich culture and talented artists. For 2 weeks, music and dance ensembles from the country and abroad. The “Mărțișor” is the red and white symbol of spring, traditionally worn on the chest from 1 March until 31 March, when it is hung on a tree and accompanied by a wish made in thought. The “Mărțișor” festival is an attraction for those who want to discover Moldova’s rich culture and talented artists. For two weeks, music and dance ensembles from the country and abroad transform the stage of the “Nicolae Sulac” concert hall into a true parade of traditions, joyfully transmitted towards the coming of spring. For more than 50 years, the Marzipan Festival has been paying tribute to this romantic custom through music and dance, with the help of established local and foreign artists.