My grandma, my mother, and all my congeners, all have a special talent for bakery.
In Piatra Neamt, it is a tradition that the people bake many exquisite delicacies, to particular occasions.
To miscellaneous celebrations, one bakes miscellaneous delicacies:
"Mucenici" to "The 40 Saints"
"Pasca" and "Cozonaci" to Easter
"Poale-n brau" to Christmas
This entire good bakery, are the pride for each housewife, and a joy, for all guests.
In Piatra Neamt, just like into whole Romania, the winters feast day are very beautifully celebrated.
For Christmas, the children come to every house, and sing religious songs, that are called "Colinde".
To the New Year, there is a real festival, with dressed up people, colourful masks, festival attires, little bell, drums and trumpets.
At the 31.December, the children come afternoon, until in the evening, to each house, with a little bell, and sings for the hosts festive songs, named "Uraturi."
Later, in the evening and in the night, the grown-ups come, dances and sings to every house.
Some People are dressed up, paints, and attracted, with colourful paper strips, fur and mirror piece.
They imitate some animals: goats and bears
They dance and do miscellaneous acrobats, and the dressed up escort sing and play music.
Some people, with festival attires, goes to every house, dance folk dances and plays folk music.
It is a beautiful event for all children of the town, but also for the parents.
Every year is placed exactly in the centre of Piatra Neamt.
This Stephan the Great Square becomes, every year in December, a very popular pedestrian zone of the city.
This surrounding is changed into a frequented amusement park.
Thousand lights, wonderful games of many colours, numerous candies to the buys, Christmas jewellery, shining garlands and of course many children, makes from this place, a fairy-tale earth.
Address: Piata Stefan cel Mare, Piatra Neamt
Piatra Neamt is a city between the mountains.
Cernegura, Cozla, Pietricica, Carloman, around the Piatra Neamt City, are pale ontological natural reservation: faun of fossil fish from Oligocene - 38 species.