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Romania’s Biggest Christmas Fair Opens in Sibiu

Romania’s best-known Christmas market opens on Friday in the city of Sibiu, Transylvania, and will remain in business until the beginning of January.

Ana Maria Touma
BIRN
Bucharest
Preparations for the 2017 Christmas Fair in Sibiu. Photo: Targul de Craciun din Sibiu/Facebook. 

Romania’s best-known Christmas fair is set to open on Friday night in the city of Sibiu, Transylvania, with over 90 participants from Romania and abroad, organizers said.

The Sibiu Christmas Fair was first held in 2007, when the city had been named European Capital of Culture, together with Luxembourg, and when Romania’s current President, Klaus Iohannis, was mayor. Before, Romania did not have a tradition of Christmas fairs.

Preparations for the opening of the 2017 Christmas Fair in Sibiu. Photo:Targul de Craciun din Sibiu/Focus Events/Facebook

The event has brought thousands of tourists to the ancient Transylvanian town for the past decade. Local authorities on Friday said that the city’s hotels were booked for the weekend.

The fair will stay open until January 3, 2018.

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