Romanian Cultural Festival
Saturday, September 22, 2018 | 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Celebrate the centennial of Romania’s Great Union, the 1918 unification of Transylvania, and the provinces of Bessarabia and Bukovina with the Romanian Kingdom. We will commemorate key historical events that reshaped Romanian identity, focusing on Maryhill co-founder Queen Marie’s contribution to the outcome of World War I and the ensuing period of unequalled cultural effervescence in the region.
Enjoy folk dance and music performances by local groups and the Romanian Folkloric Ensemble, Datina from Seattle, sample traditional Romanian fare, and view the exhibition Romanian Identity, Royalty and Architecture. Hands-on art for children and families will also be offered.
We will also host two book launches: the bilingual English/Romanian photo album, “The Queen and the Front” (2018) by Beatrice Todireanu and Anca Mizumschi’s essay collection “My Suspended Land” (2018).
Please check back for a full schedule of activities, speakers and performers.
The festival is sponsored and presented by the Romanian American Society, the American Romanian Cultural Society, the Romanian Cultural Institute and the Northwest Romanian Community.