miercuri, 16 ianuarie 2008

Fun Global Warming cartoons


Here are a few suggestions in order to stop without a great effort the damaged impact these products have upon the environment.

The students from "Liviu Rebreanu" School, Mioveni, Arges, Romania have participed to the activities dedicated to The Earth Day.

luni, 7 ianuarie 2008



Waste management (WORD SEARCH)


The Choreographic Folklore

The special value of the local folklore is given by variety, elegance, vigor, richness and area unity. The diversity of the elements, as well as their combination in an entire harmony, reveals an authentic local characteristic, at which can be added the accompanying melodies. The violin, flute, banjo are the instruments for these songs. The folk dance from Arges together the other customs and folk traditions have got a symbolic and educative value, a real proof of their ethnographic and historic rights.

1. The Reel
The reel is considered to be:
- a dance of the village;
- a generally dance;
- a dance in a circle;
- a song of dance;
- the shouting ;
- the generic term of the Sunday party when the young people gathered together in order to dance.
The most spread were: Boiereasca, Rata, Banu Maracine, Baraboiul.

Little leave chicory of hill,
What nice is to dance in a reel,
And little leave I call again
Let’s play in circle the reel then!

2. Sarba

a) Sarba from Muscel, Sarba of the Priests or Lozeasca are dances which are played with the people set under a shape of a snail, in opened or closed circles, generally with pairs in the middle, the players dancing with changed or combined steps.

Dance my dear, let’s feel free,
Or don’t you like to dance with me?
‘Cause if I play even lonely,
And the board broken will be.

b) Sarba in two parts: Simianca, Sarba of 22, Sarba of Wedding, Chindia – the steps are simple, laterally executed, crossed in front or behind, as well as combined.

Do you know it easily?
Like in Muscel family
Like in grape leaves, not in pizza
It’s a dance from Racovitza.

3. Braul
- The Old Brau, The Little Brau, Slanicul, The Hard Brau, The on Three Brau, The on Six Brau. They are generally played by men, disposed in rows, half-circles, even in line, with a classic position of arms, in chain of arms on the shoulder or crossed in back; this kind of dance is executed with combined movements, sometimes strongly pressed and followed successfully by movements of feet in specific saults.

Here is the “brau’ nice dance
Pass the river with chance,
And so does my pretty girl
Whose hair is long and curl.
That who is going to stop
Many bottles he will drop,
And full barrels must to fill
For my darling it isn’t bill!

Traditions and Customs

The Folk Costumes

The folk costumes worn in Mioveni are related to those of Muscel area by well defined origins; they impress by the variety of the decorating motifs realized in a rich color manner, proving the love for beautiful of the people who settled their houses on the feet of the Carpathians.

The Literary Folklore

The ballad “Anghel’s Radu” is a part of the outlaw’s folklore, around this character a lot of legendary structures could appear. The outlaw had a heroic conduct and it has created folk themes connected to the fight for the social justice, the outlaws’ deeds, the betrayal, suppositions related to the outlaws’ treasures.

The Carpentry - old custom

Along over the five centuries of existence of Mioveni, the carpentry was the activity due to which the inhabitants of this place have become known.
The pots didn’t miss from the houses of the inhabitants because in them the selected drinks were placed, the most desired being the wine and “tuica”.
The carpentry was given from generation to generation. Besides the closed barrels, in which the liquids could be carried, the carpenters have also made some specia ones, slowly closed, in which products as flour, maize, wheat or even pins.