‘The Gate of the Kiss’ in Gorj ‘weds’ 18 couples on New Year’s Eve

18 couples mostly from Gorj County but also from Brasov, Vâlcea and Dâmbovita, put the papers to make it official on New Year’s Eve at the ‘Gate of the Kiss’ in Târgu -Jiu.

The ceremony takes place at the Gate of the Kiss in the Central Park and its being officiated by the city mayor, Florin Cârciumaru, after the midnight fireworks which will take place in Prefecture Square and will last for 12 minutes.

To make their marriage official on New Year’s Eve at Gate of the Kiss couples have to pay a tax in the amount of RON 400. Târgu-Jiu City Hall offers the young couples flowers, cake and champagne.

Around 200 couples got married at ‘The Gate’ from 2002 up to 2014, but the top year remains 2012 when 26 couples chose to tie the knot on New Year’s Eve.

Brancusi’ Gate of the Kiss measures 2.15 meters in diameter and 0.88 meters in height and is one of the most popular wedding locations. They say whoever kisses underneath the gate will have a harmonious and happy life.

constantin brâncu?iGorjnew year's eveTargu JiuThe Gate of the Kiss
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