Centrul Cultural Sighetu Marmației
Maramureş is a unique destination, located in the heart of Europe, which has carefully preserved the culture, traditions and lifestyle of the peasant from the past. The region is the place of a testament to the traditional, romantic era of simplicity and moral values that we read or hear from our grandparents today. Few habits have changed over the centuries that have passed. Families remain inthe same village as their ancestors. The handicrafts and traditions are passed onfrom generation to generation. Hand‑woven clothing is still worn with pride. Thechurch is still the soul of the village. Neighbors know each other and help each other. Maramureş is considered by many the soul of the typical Romanian village. In this context one can notice how the woman had to have a special educationto be able to raise her family in the eyes of fellow villagers. With its picturesquesettlements, Maramures concentrates everything that life means in the country. Traditional culture was formed through the experiences of countless generationsand conveys deathless values.
Visitors to these lands have the unique opportunity to come back in time, to be witnesses of times and a simpler life. The sources of information used are to a great degree part of the local oral history. Villagers found a purpose through order, they obtained the motivation needed for life. Their minds were opened tosee the deeper meaning of things.
Keywords: Maramureș, woman, cultural values, the work, family, birth, children, traditions