The exhibition presents Easter traditions representative for the multiethnic area of Bârsa Land. Thereby in Schei of Brasov, the group of boys, „Junii tineri”, go on Easter Monday with „strochitu” or as this habit is known, „The group of boys in Easter egg search”. This custom has ancient meant, a social function, allowing young people - boys and girls - to meet and get to know each other in an appropriate setting. They are received by hosts with red eggs, traditional cake „cozonac” and a glass of drink and the girls visited by the boys – „juni” attach flowers on their coats. Receiving numerous flowers is a sign of proud, which shows the popularity of the boy. In the evening, the boy groups are returning to Piața Unirii, they dance the specific „hora junilor” and perform the ritual of „throwing the mace". In the exhibition, the costumes ceremonially worn by boys and the ritual props are reconstructed.
Along with this tradition from Şchei of Brasov, we also present some representative traditions for the Csango community in Bârsa Land. In Apața, in the first day of Easter, takes place „The shooting of the rooster”;, a custom of youth initiation, marking the passage from one age group to another. The custom is based on a local legend of a Turkish-Tatar invasion, when the locals took refuge within the walls of the fortress. The invaders would not have found the hideout if a rooster, climbed on the wall of the fortress, had not sing. Since then, the rooster has become a symbol of betrayal, as result, the community decides to punish it. Today this ritual in the second day of Easter involves „the judgement of the rooster” a scene parody of a simulated confrontation between two camps followed by „target practice”; a test in which the youngs are showing their prowess in front of the community, trying to „kill„ the rooster.
Another custom presented in this exhibition is the „stropitul”- „the spraying” in the second day of Easter, representative for the Csango and Saxon communities in Bârsa Land. The painted eggs have a special place in the exhibition, decorated with the traditional symbols specific to Romanians, Saxons and Csangos. There are displayed representative pieces from the museum collection, dated in the first half of the 20 th century and pieces made these days by the artisans Clinciu Gabriela from Bran and Godri Anna from Săcele, perpetuating the old craft.
Impressive in the exhibition is the the pressence of the icon „Mary with the Child”, painted on ostrich egg after a model from Schei of Brasov, author Mariana Andone-Rotaru, 2021 , that combined the novel with the traditional craft, giving rise to an unique way of egg decorating.
The urban tradition is also represented in the exhibition , being well known, among the Saxons of Transylvania, the custom of Easter eggs being tied with ribbon to branches and then placed in vases placed on the table in the living room or in the guest reception room.