Costeni, Lăpuş - Maramureş

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Lăpuş is a small region within the modern Judeţul of Maramureş, but across the pass into Transylvania, so has a mix of Maramureş and Transylvanian traditional culture. We accidentally came across this festive meal on 15th August 1997 in the village of Costeni by following an unmade road which ended as a grass track in this village. There were two households with trestle tables laid out and the older generation waiting in full costume. A little later more villagers came in a procession, singing, across the fields to the village.


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