Maramures is one of the regions in Romania where customs and traditions are best kept. If you plan to visit “Sighetu Marmatiei”(a town from Maramures) during the winter holidays you shouldn’t miss the customs and traditions winter festival that is held here every year. The participants from Maramures (Tara Lăpuşului, Tara Chioarului and Tara Codrului) along with participants from other Romanian counties: Neamţ, Sibiu, Bihor, Botoşani, as well as from our neighbors in Slovacia and Serbia are parading their traditional costumes and customs at this winter festival. I was very excited and proud to see this festival as a part of my ancestors(my maiden name comes from Tara Chioarului – Maramures county) lived here. I’ve also visited some other sites in Maramures but these places deserve different posts. I hope you’ll enjoy these as much as I did. Kisses to all of you, my dears!