Author Archives: Jocelyn Torres

Fair – Mexico

Feria de San Marcos– Saint Marcos Festival This festival takes place during the entire month of April in the capital of Aguascalientes, Mexico. Veronica tells me that the entire city is shut down, and that the locals get jobs at the fair since their places of work are closed. Children love the month of April […]

Festivals – Romania

Hora la Prislop A colorful traditional event, taking place in a splendid wooded mountain setting, is “Hora la Prislop.” Held mid-August at Prislop Pass, situated along the northerly road which connects Maramures with Moldavia — two culturally rich regions in northern Romania — this festival attracts people from numerous regions who come, decked out in […]

Festival – Romania

Festivalul Danitinlor de Iarna One of the grandest winter spectacle, taking place in Romania’s northwestern corner, is the “Festivalul Datinilor de Iarna” (Winter Customs Festival), organized in the town of Sighetu Marmatiei on December 27. Masks hang from lamp posts and people pack the streets. More masks — part demon, part animal, part indescribable — […]