Romania and Moldova Cultural Day 2024: A Feast of Colour

The Natolin community came together with great enthusiasm to celebrate Romanian and Moldovan culture in the period 28 February to 1 March 2024.

Following a delightful preceding week of French cultural festivities, the Natolinians embraced the opportunity to explore the rich cultural heritage of Eastern Europe.

Throughout the event, participants engaged in a variety of activities that highlighted the shared heritage between Moldova and Romania. Workshops, exhibitions, traditional dinners, and lively entertainment provided a platform for students to immerse themselves in the customs, traditions, and flavours of these two nations.

Attendees had the chance to participate in workshops such as crafting Mărțișorul and exploring UNESCO-listed Transylvanian villages. Traditional dinners featuring dishes like sarmale, mămăligă, and friptură provided a taste of the culinary delights of both countries. The wine reception and tasting session, showcasing wines from Moldova, added a touch of elegance to the festivities.

The cultural day concluded with a vibrant celebration at the Spring Symphony event, where attendees enjoyed traditional dances and music from both nations. The festivities continued into the night with a special Folktronica party, featuring a blend of Romanian and Moldovan folk and pop music.

This student-led initiative supported by the Student Affairs and Professional Development Office counted with the partnership of different organizations such as the Romanian Cultural Institute in Warsaw, and the Embassies to Poland of both Romania and Moldova.

Check out assorted images from the event below:

01.03.2024 - Romania and Moldova Cultural Day at Natolin