Haferland Week 2024

HAFERLAND WEEK 2024

History, tradition, and culture. Yesterday and today in Haferland.

Thursday, August 8, 2024
Archita, 11.00 a.m – 02.00 p.m.
Location: Esplanade of the Archita Fortified Church
11.00 a.m. – 11.30 a.m.  Official opening of the festival
Traditional Saxon brass band: Neppendorfer Blaskapelle
11.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. Speeches by guests of honour
12.30 p.m. – 01.00 p.m. Traditional Romanian dances performed by the Dance Group
of Vânători Municipality
01.00 p.m. – 01.30 p.m.  T.a.C.T Theater Company Sighișoara – Play “The Raven and the Fox”
01.30 p.m. – 02.00 p.m. – Traditional music
12.30 p.m. – 02.00 p.m. – Brunch
12.30 p.m. – 02.00 p.m.

  • Sewing workshop (20 children, age: 10+ years, organiser: Maria Cristina Bocăneală)
  •  Leatherwork workshop (20 children, age: 7+ years, organiser: Ana Maria Nistor)

Meșendorf, 03.00 – 06.00 p.m.
Location: Fortified Church of Meșendorf
03.00 p.m. – 03.30 p.m. – Traditional Saxon brass band: Neppendorfer Blaskapelle
03.30 p.m. – 04.00 p.m. – Speeches by guests of honour
04.00 p.m. – 04.30 p.m. – Traditional music
04.30 p.m. – 05.00 p.m. – Moment of silence and organ concert in the Fortified Church with Prof.
Ursula Philippi, DMus
05.00 p.m. – 05.30 p.m. – Lecture on the Romanian traditional blouse in Transylvania
(Maria Cristina Bocăneală)
03.00 p.m. – 06.00 p.m.

  • Exhibition of Transylvanian traditional costumes, courtesy of the private collection of Ms. Hermine Antoni;
  • Exhibition about the holiday traditions of the Saxons

04.00 p.m. – 06.00 p.m.

  • Workshop: Blooming Speech – plant and story weaving activity for children; organiser: Valentina Andrei, supported by Bosch Romania Foundation
  • Plant printing on postcards workshop (children age 7+ years & parent,organiser: Mândra Chic)
  • Recycled materials workshop: bird feeders (20 children, age: 6+ years, organiser: Cutia cu Fericire)

Local traders will be selling their products throughout the event.

Friday, August 9, 2024
Saschiz, 11.00 a.m. – 02.00 p.m.
Location: Square between the Fortified Church of Saschiz and the Saschiz Town Hall (Seat of the Women’s Neighbourhood Foundation in Saschiz)
11.00 a.m. – 11.10 a.m. – Speeches by guests of honour
11.10 a.m. – 12.00 p.m. – Hiking
12.00 a.m. – 02.00 p.m. – Menu and customs of a traditional Saxon wedding – lunch in the premises location of the Women’s  Neighbourhood Foundation in Saschiz
Music: Kulturwerk Bayern

Homorod, 03.00 p.m. – 05.30 p.m.
Location: Fortified Church / Cultural Centre
03.00 p.m. – 03.30 p.m. – Speeches by guests of honour
03.30 p.m. – 04.30 p.m. – Concert in the Fortified Church by Paul Cristian (organ) and Elena Cristian (violin)
04.30 p.m. – 05.30 p.m. – Brass band music and traditional Saxon dances: Kulturwerk Bayern
03.00 p.m. – 05.30 p.m. – Sewing workshop (20 children, age: 10+ years, organiser: Maria
Cristina Bocăneală)

Cloașterf, 06.00 p.m.
Location: Dominic Boutique, Cloașterf
06.00 p.m. – 06.15 p.m. – Speeches by guests of honour
06.15 p.m. – 07.00 p.m. – Jazz concert: Ciprian Dancu
07.00 p.m. – 09.30 p.m. – Natural Born Singers – live concert

Food and drinks by Dominic Boutique Cloașterf

Saturday, August 10, 2024
Bunești, 11.00 a.m. – 01.00 p.m.
Location: The Fortified Church of Bunești
11.00 a.m. – 11.30 a.m. – Traditional Saxon brass band music: Kultuwerk Bayern
11.30 a.m. – 12.00 p.m. – Speeches by guests of honour
12.00 p.m. – 12.30 p.m. – Traditional Saxon dances: Kultuwerk Bayern
12.30 p.m. – 01.00 p.m. – Play “The Bremen Musicians” (La Strada)

11.00 a.m. – 01.00 p.m.

  • Workshop: Floral Jewelry (20 children, age: 7+ years, organiser: En Rose)
  • Weaving workshop (10 children, age: 7+ years, organiser: Mândra Chic)
  • Workshop: Blooming Speech – plant and story weaving activity for children; organiser: Valentina Andrei, supported by Bosch Romania Foundation

Roadeș, 01.00 p.m. – 05.00 p.m.
Location: Guest House, No. 91
01.00 p.m. – 01.30 p.m. – Traditional Saxon brass band music: Original Karpaten-Express
01.30 p.m. – 02.00 p.m. – Speeches by guests of honour
02.00 p.m. – 02.30 p.m. – Traditional Saxon dances: Original Karpaten-Express
02.30 p.m. – 03.00 p.m. – Play “Pinocchio” (La Strada)
03.00 p.m. – 03.30 p.m. – Traditional Saxon dances: Original Karpaten-Express
03.00 p.m. – 05.00 p.m.

  • Lace-making workshop (15 children, age:7+ years, organiser: Mândra Chic)
  • Wood painting workshop (20 children/ adults, organiser: Manuela Ivan)

Criț, 06.00 p.m. – 08.00 p.m.
Location: Fortified Church in Criț
06.00 p.m. – 07.00 p.m. – Concert in the Fortified Church of Criț
07.00 p.m. – 07.30 p.m. – Traditional Saxon brass band: Kulturwerk Bayern

from 08.00 p.m. – Traditional Saxon Ball in Criț with Highlife Band

Sunday, August 11, 2024
Rupea, 10.00 a.m. – 04.00 p.m.
Location: The Fortified Church of Rupea
Celebrating 700 years since the first documentary mention of Rupea
10.00 a.m. – 11.00 a.m. – Service in the Evangelical Church C.A. in Rupea officiated by Prof. Dr. Berthold Köber with Reverend Christiane Scholl
Musical accompaniment: Prof. Ursula Philippi, DMus
11.00 a.m. – 11.45 a.m. – Concert in the C.A. Evangelical Church in Rupea coordinated by Prof. Ursula Philippi, DMus on organ accompanied by Prof. Schuster Horst (clarinet) and Mr. Schoell Michael (trumpet).
11.45 a.m. – 12.00 p.m. – Band music in the churchyard: Kulturwerk Bayern
Location: The Fortress of Rupea (transport by the two minibuses of Rupea City Hall)
12.00 p.m. – 01.30 p.m. – Speeches by guests of honour
01.30 p.m. – 02.30 p.m.

  • Traditional Saxon brass bands:
  • Kulturwerk Bayern
  • Original Karpaten-Express
  • Jugendblaskapelle Kronstadt – conductor Mathias Roos

02.30 p.m. – 03.00 p.m. – Parade of traditional Saxon costumes
03.00 p.m. – 04.00 p.m. – Demonstration of medieval battles and medieval dances
04.00 p.m. – 04.30 p.m. – Traditional Saxon dances: Dance group of Rupea German School coordinated by Ms. Laura Schenker-Arpatacean and Mr. Emerich Barfuss
02.00 p.m. – 04.00 p.m.

  • Wood painting workshop (20 children/ adults, organiser: Manuela Ivan)
  • Workshop with recyclable materials – lanterns (20 children, age: 6+ years, organiser: Cutia cu Fericire)
  • Wreath – weaving workshop (20 children, age: 7+ years, organiser: En Rose)

Viscri, 05.00 p.m.
Location: The Fortified Church (the parking lot of the former C.A.P. at the entrance to the village from Bunești is available for tourists visiting Viscri)
05.00 p.m. – 06.00 p.m. – Organ concert
06.00 p.m. – 07.00 p.m.

  • Exhibition of old photos and “dangale”
  • The children’s choir sings during the exhibitions

06.00 p.m. – 07.00 p.m. – The traditional Saxon household is presented at the Guest House of the MET Foundation, with the “dangaua” (large and small) Viscri that were
applied to animals and bags.
From 07.00 p.m.
Location: Barn, No. 160
Art and music event: Johann Markel – piano concert & “Viscri ARTS” exhibition