Sunday, June 12, 2011

Calusari tradition

"Calusari", also known as "Calusul" is an ancient ritual dance with the origins in a village called Piria / Argetoaia situated at 46 km in North West of Craiova. The dancers goes visiting all the houses they can and they promise health and prosperity to the people who's watching them dancing. They pretend they can cure sick people if those are standing in the inner circle formed by the dancers.

This dance is played every year on Feast of Pentecost and it is supposed to be more than 2000 years old. It is also assumed to be one of the fastest folk dances in the world and is considered by UNESCO as a World heritage.

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