Traditional Blouse Day and IA Mania event

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On June 30 (2013), soon after I read a post on TriptoMoldova’s website about the celebration of the Moldovan traditional blouse called ” le “, I went to a traditional fair honoring the blouse. It was called IA Mania. I loved the event. All the females and some men were dressed in the traditional blouses and they looked so stylish. The Le was truly the star of the show! I really wished I had one on too.

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The fair sold these blouses, jewelry, and some traditional food and drinks.I bought some stuffed cabbage rolls – those are my favorite – and they were delicious. I also got a couple of slices of different cakes and other pastries. They looked so good, it was hard to resist. There was a performance of a popular local band or bands going on too, which looked very popular. Some kids were dancing to the music and others were gathered around the band.

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The event was child-friendly too. My 3 year old daughter really enjoyed tasting pastries. Also, there was a big place with couple of child-friendly craft activities. For 30 lei, my daughter got to color flowers to make a paper head-wreath.

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I really hope that this happens next year too. I thought the fair was so popular and really fun, and given the fact that it was their first-time event, it was super successful.

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There was an entry price of 30 lei for adults, and all the jewelry and clothes were probably more expensive there than they usually are. But, most products were hand-made and therefore worth the money!

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If it happens next year, don’t miss it! And try to find the Moldovan traditional blouse to wear, and bring a good appetite and a good camera!

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