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Bucharest Weekend Vibes : 26 April - 1 May


You might think this weekend is unusually long by reading the title of the article and counting the "weekend" days. But it's a special time of year for Romanians, a 2 in 1 holiday, caused by two main events occuring a couple of days apart:

1. Easter is celebrated this Sunday in Christian Orthodox religion. Since more then 80% of the population identifies as Christian Orthodox most of the events taking place this weekend are somewhat related to this holiday. This makes Monday a public holiday in Romania, as the first day after Easter.

2. Celebrating labor day on 1st of May turns 30th of April into a bridge day, meaning that it becomes an official public holiday as well. This way locals can benefit of 5 consecutive days off. Many locals will take this opportunity and travel away from the city, which will turn Bucharest into a quiet version of itself for the next days.

Main events happening all through the weekend:

Easter Fair in the park - Easter shopping

This is an event organized by the city hall inside the largest park of Bucharest. The fair started on the 20th of April and will be open daily, from 10.00 to 21.00 until the 29th of April

This year's tenth edition of the Easter Fair aims to tap authentic folk art and traditions, gathering producers and artisans from around the country who proudly use working techniques and Romanian recipes inherited from their family. The fair is located at Charles de Gaulle entrance to King Michael the 1st Park.

Visitors will explore the house-shaped shops and discover craft and culinary items as well as a gourmet dining area with hot snacks and seasonal specialties. There will be hundreds of traditional products, such as: traditionally decorated eggs, painted icons, leather, ceramic, glass and wood items, easter decorations, homemade cakes and many more.

The entrance is free, for more details here. (webiste in Romanian)

Wild flowers in Romania - a botanical history, Art exhibition

The Art exhibition is hosted by the Romanian Society of Botanical Artists and is open at the National Museum of Art, inside the former Royal Palace from 10.00 to 18.00 every day until the 5th of May.

Wild flowers, between art and science - offers the chance to meet with valuable works from MNAR's heritage, landscapes and still lifes that speak about the beauty and uniqueness of Romania's wild flora. For the first time in Romania, the royal album "The Transylvania Florilegium" will be presented. The album was produced by the Prince of Wales Charitable Foundation and launched in 2018 in London.

The ticket price is 10 Lei. Tickets can be bought at the museum until 17.00. For more details check out the event here. The last visitor's access is allowed one hour before the museum closes.

Zero Mai 2019 - 29 april, 30 april 1st may, outdoor festival

For those of you who decided to visit / stay in Bucharest for the 1st of May, Zero May was invented. Concerts, craft beer and food have joined powers to entertain everyone from 11.00 to 23.00 every day from 29th of April until 1st of May at Verde Stop Arena.

MUSIC & FIRE is promised every evening as follows: Energizeing evenings will be lit up by fire and bodies will move to the rhythm of: 29 April - MONDAY: Another Man 30 April - TUESDAY: Abasc 1 May - WEDNESDAY: Jam in Shoes

Free entrance, child and dog friendly, more info here

Independent events for Friday, Saturday and Sunday:

Friday, 26.04.2019

18.30 - 22.30 Live concert, sunset and the stars at Pura Vida (click to see the address)

Free entrance

For Facebook event click here

20.30 - Friday dinner show at Il Cucina (click to see the address)

Elianne and Lady Sax are coming for a dinner show to remember, phone number for reservations: +40 728 618 413

For Facebook event click here

Saturday 27.04.2019

16.00 - Kayaking on Herastrau lake

Tickets cost 50 Ron - available here

The event will take place on Sunday as well, starting 18.00

For Facebook event click here

21.00 - 23.00 - Easter Co