Romanians who will not spend their Easter holiday at home have preferred to go in Bukovina, Maramures and in the mountain resorts on Prahova Valley, but also on the Romanian Black Sea coast or in the Danube Delta. Many will go abroad, in the Bulgarian seaside resorts, Greece, Turkey, Egypt or even in other remotest exotic places.
The Federation of the Tourist Promotion Associations in Romania estimated that over 40,000 tourists are expected on the Romanian seaside on Easter and May 1 extended holiday.
Prices could start from RON 182 for a three-day stay (without breakfast) in a 3-star hotel in Neptun seaside resort, for instance, to EUR 8,000 for a fancy holiday of eight nights in a private villa in Phuket, Thailand.
Romanian tourists can experience the deeply rooted Easter traditions in northern Romania, in Bukovina or Maramures regions, where tradition of egg painting can perfectly fit together with admiring the picturesque landscape of the surroundings.
If in some parts of Romania, mainly in northern Bukovina, there is a tradition of painting eggs using different geometrical and floral motifs, women in a village in Bistrita-Nasaud, Transylvania have preserved another ancient local tradition on Easter eggs: they adorn the eggs with beads. For every egg sewn with beads, a housewife from Salva village on Salautei Valley is working for more than an hour.
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