According to law enforcement officials, more than 25,000 people participated on Sunday at the riding parade of Brasov’s Juniors, a traditional custom unique in Romania, which takes place every year on Sunday Tomii.
The manifestation of the seven junior groups – Young, Elder, Rosiori, Albiori, Turcani, Dorobanti and Braşovecheni – dressed in costumes specific to each group, began in Unirii Square in Şchei neighborhood, the oldest district of Brasov and descended to the city center, crossing several streets. Riding on horses adorned with leather harnesses trimmed with tricolor ribbons, the parade was accompanied throughout the fanfare of the Academy of Aviation “Henri Coanda” in Brasov, which played various marches. The 200 horses belonging to the parade either belong to the juniors or were rented from the Barsa landowners.
Each juni group wore its own flag at the parade, but also the buzzard, a symbol of bravery and dignity.