Color, taste, traditions, happiness, local food, we found them all at the "Autumn Festival" in Arad, Romania.
To begin with, I would like to tell you that autumn, at least here in Romania (I suspect in other parts of the world as well) is magical, it is full of colour, it is the season when everything that was green around us wears those clothes in colours as if from stories.
I, for one, can't get enough of the autumn colours.
In Romania, too, autumn brings with it many customs and especially the preparation of the pantry with many goodies prepared for winter (we prepare for winter jam, compotes with fruit picked from our own garden or we prepare pickles, many pickles).
Just now I wrote that autumn brings with it many customs and traditions, so a few days ago I found out that in the city centre (on the weekend) there is the "Autumn Festival".
In western Romania, the organisation of these festivals is already a tradition, being held in several towns or municipalities.
Each festival has something special, something original depending on which city or town it is held in, but wherever they are held they are spectacular with lots of colour and taste.
Now back to the festival I attended.
Being in town (Arad) with some things I have to take care of, I decided to go to this festival, although the weather didn't suit me, it even rained a lot, but even so I have to take the pulse of the festival.
Before arriving at the festival I walked through the park near Lake Pădurice, it was so cloudy outside that I thought it was very late, the park was already lit up.
Somewhere in the background you can still see such a shy rainbow.
I have to admit that at one point we were attracted by the smell of freshly cooked food, so let's show you one of the main aspects of this festival, the food.
All the food we saw here is just traditional, it seems to follow a kind of Romanian pattern and I assure you it is very tasty, we also tasted pig ears and a walnut strudel.
Even those who prepare or serve the food are dressed in traditional clothes.
On this sign is written in the old Romanian language words that today are used very little only in some areas of Romania and mean something to eat.
The colors of autumn, the delicious food and the good music turn this festival into something magical and unique, the participants/visitors are of all ages, each finding something to do, there are plenty of places specially created to take perfect pictures but there are also places where you can eat traditional Romanian food in an autumn setting.
Unfortunately, we couldn't stay here too long because it started raining again very slowly and we had to go back to the car, we live about 30 km from town.
Before leaving I couldn't resist the temptation to try an ice cream, hehe.
I hope this autumn festival here in the west of Romania gives you, the readers of my post, a good feeling too, and why not attend such events and share them with us here.
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P.S. The attached pictures you have just seen are taken by me with my mobile phone, and the text is also designed by me.