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Traditional cuisine, music and food at Christmas Bazaar in Bucharest

Over 30 countries across the world presented their cultural and gastronomic offers at the Christmas Bazaar held at Romexpo in Bucharest on Sunday, December 7. The charitable event is developed by the International Women’s Association of Bucharest, growing into a delightful tradition. Every year, tens of thousands of euros are raised with the foreign embassies and cultural institutes’ support, while volunteers also gave a strong hand.

This year, like the previous ones, traditional dishes, music and sweets from every corner of the world went on display.

Romania, Italy, UK, Ireland, Iceland, Germany, the Czech Republic, Greece, Ukraine, Russia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Iran, Palestine, Israel, Jordan, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Tunis, Morocco, USA, China, Japan, Kenya, South Africa, Columbia, Mexico, Chile and Brazil were among the states displaying their offers.IWA Bazaar 2015

Romania’s stall, divided on geographical regions, displayed traditional dishes, drinks, and various objects. Italy came with a rich pasta offer, while China displayed a complete menu of traditional food.

Ireland, Germany and Chile focused on typical alcoholic drinks, Mexico and Columbia lured visitors with chocolate and jewelry, and Russia and Ukraine came to the forefront with a selection of traditional sweets and deco objects.

The participant countries also presented traditional folk dance shows and traditional costume parades.

The UK ambassador’s wife, Adriana Ivama Brummell, is the event’s honorary president.

25% of the money raised this year will be allotted to the Colectiv fire’s victims and to the refugees expected to arrive in Romania.

Over 30,000 persons attended the charitable fair last year, while over 38,000 euros have been raised.

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