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A festival of traditional crafts and Szekler values

On July 28, downtown Kovászna/Covasna will host the second Orbaiszéki Forgács Festival, an event which aims to show off the values of the city, the Székely culture, and the people who are actively involved in preserving traditions of the region, including crafts, to the community and tourists dropping by. Forgács is wood chip in Hungarian

The first edition of the cultural and traditional festival, organized by the Kovászna local authority, Kovászna County Council, and the Association for Kovászna County’s Tourism, has achieved its goals: it has fostered an occasion for presenting the master craftsmen of traditional woodworking alongside keeping the values of the Szekler traditions alive, Kovászna city mayor József Gyerő wrote in a note sent to Transylvania Now.

The event will start with the march of the Hussars in the morning of Sunday, July 28, and will continue with the inauguration of a Szekler gate in György Dózsa Park. The organizers have prepared a wide variety of programs for those attending the event, such as testing traditional crafts, alongside concerts and other activities.

Title image: Szekler craftsman at the Forgács Festival. Photo: János B. Kocsis

Author: István Fekete