Fărşangul

Annually, the village Rimetea hosts an event, Fărşangul, marking the end of the agricultural year and the beginning of a better year.

Fărşangul is a Hungarian tradition and symbolizes the end of winter and the agricultural yera and the beginning of Lent. Tradition says that the ritual that takes place at this event chsases away the evil spirits that master the place. The ritual is organized by the youth of the village and the procession involved is very varied: musicians and singers, young people in traditional costumes, priests, groom, bride, mourner, a pair of drunks and even a donkey that carries a coffin representing the winter and the old year that ended.

The procession is accompanied by young people wearing outlaws, who snap whips and children in fearful or funny clothes, symbolizing evil spirits, suitors, clowns and beggars. Children soak their fingers in soot and scribble the participants in the celebration as a sign of acceptance and integration in the rite place. The event is dominated by two colors, black and red, black symbolizing the burial, and red the resurrection of the nature.

After crossing the entire village, the ritual ends with breaking the coffin with bat shots. Then the Fărşangului Ball starts, where you can eat various traditional dishes made ​​from uncooked eggs that young people gathered from the villagers during the procession. Today, the Ball is held in the central square of the village.

Tradition says that only boys can participate at the festive procession. The date of this event is changing according to the date established for the celebration of Easter.

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