Bisoca Traditional Cottage Bisoca Traditional Cottage

The traditions are very well preserved and the inhabitants are still producing in their own farms natural food and also what else they need. The most common mean of transport is the ox-cart. There are also a few variety stores (bodegas) where you can find a wide range of traditional products and more.

What impresses the visitors most from the village is not only the beautiful folk costumes, the faces or the occupation of the inhabitants, but also the clean Romanian language, Doina, ballads, tales, legends, and the customs that have survived, spoken from generation to generation, the older people say today, some gladly, others with a shudder of fear from the hard times, the oppression they have experienced or have learned from their predecessors.

The hard life of the people is presented in the story of Panait Istrati called "The dying man of Bisoca". Coming towards the village, the writer hears from the mouth of a shepherd, the song of Gheorghilas that, left here with the fog, full of longing for revenge, leaving over valleys, following the water streams, in order to punish many villans.

Referring to the traditions and folklore, all Gh Andrew concludes in his book is: "folkloristic Bisoca area is conservative, hardly enter renewals here". "Difficult to reach even now in the middle Bisoca, even if there is a road ... "" Difficult to reach and harder to leave. "

Not easy to leave the forests with meadows of wild strawberries, all enameled with flowers, dark houses ... long paths through the woods ... are endless and only when you reach the May summit you see a meadow. And then through life, you see near a cliff, the shepherd Bucur or the monks expelled from their land. "

There is a legend circulating in the area, about the huge rock, told to form a table which is located on a mountain plateau at an altitude of 1142 meters, and which is called "table of joy" . It is said to serve as shepherd's Bucur table, after some, or outlaw Bucur, by others. In the meadow of Seini, nearby there were told to be some fairies who gave Bucur's power, but also death due to a silk thread.

The Bisoca folklore was spread by word of the elders, but today they are gone.

The beauty of the inhabitants of Bisoca expressed and inegalabilul painter Nicolae Grigorescu through his paintings: "In the meadow", "On the top of mountains Bisoca", "Peasants ride" and "Tarancuta of Bisoca.

Beside the religious holidays whic carry with them old traditions and rituals, thare are olso modern folclore festivals such as:
- "Pe plaiuri Bisocene" Festival The first Sunday before 15th
- "Cant si joc pe plai strabun" Festival- Each year arround the date of 1st of June or the first Sunday after