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Braşov, capital of traditional games

Project promoter: ”George Barițiu” District Library

Project value: 14,791.49 EUR

Grant value (85% EEA Grant and 15% national budget): 65,156.50 lei (14,791.49 EUR)


Project summary

The project brought forward a most original instrument for valuing traditional games as part of the immaterial Transylvanian heritage, through competitions and festival that are based on cultural animation.

The project objective aimed at learning, reviving, promoting and valuing children traditional games as part of the immaterial cultural heritage and multiculturalism from south-west Transylvania. These games, based on faith and symbols, are meant to help children experience different stages of life in a most funny, entertaining manner.

Project in a nutshell

The Interschool Competition

  • 1 competition to familiarize children with traditional games, within a competition with prizes;
  • 13 schools in the Brașov county;
  • 400 children, aged 6 to 14 with diverse backgrounds and coming from different living areas;
  • thousands of laughs.

The Traditional Games Festival

  • 10 traditional games selected and promoted within the children: Baba-Oarba (Hide and Seek), Tzic, De-a gaurelele (The Little Holes), playing the hoops, the rod, the jar, Turca, La Stobor, In foc (In the Fire) and Hale-Malea.;
  • 500 children from schools and kindergartens all over  Brașov county.


Competition, tradition, laughter and loads of fun within a most unique project:


Project in the media