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Pădureni Festival "Dragan Muntean" in the village of Poieniţa Voinii, Bunila commune. The festival is organized annually by the Town Hall of Ghelari and reached its 29th edition. The festival is an ample folkloric manifestation for all the Padureni region and has a strong note of authenticity (interpretation, reconstruction of customs and popular costume).

Nedeile pe sate. In all the villages, according to their own calendar, are set Sunday, holidays where guests are welcomed from anywhere.

Măsuratul oilor. Measuring sheep in the village of Ruda. Spring is taking place when preparing the sheep's departure. It is one of the habits kept in the most authentic form. It attracts many curious and press.

Showtime on Christmas. It is organized annually at the cultural house in Ghelari, with the participation of the bands in the commune.

Enduro Panorama Motorcycle Annual Competition at Ghelari. The annual competition is already at its 5th edition and is becoming more and more popular. Motorcycle champions from the country and Europe participate.

Panorama Blues Festival, in Ghelari, every autumn. The festival reached its 3rd edition and meets the country's most famous blues and jazz bands.

Autumn Ghelari Cross Road in October of each year. It is entered in the competition calendar of the Romanian Athletics Federation.

Artistic collectives:
1. The Ghelari Fanfara, founded in 1938
The fanfare of Ghelari commune is the only one that performs at the moment in Hunedoara County. And that is because of people who do not want to give up the passion they have already acquired from the school's banks, namely music.

Two famous personalities of Ghelari commune have made their mark on the evolution of the fanfare, namely Iohan Hunter, known by villagers as Hunter Bací, and Joseph Mersici who set up a real music school in the locality.
By the year 1938 the first fanfare was formed in the village of Ghelari, under the direction of Hunter Baci. It formed the fanfare according to the model of the military, and it was subordinated to the Mining Holding. He also trained and formed musicians, selected from the young scholars. Then he handed over the relay to Joseph Mersici.

He has worked for nearly 50 years in the band, out of which 35 as a conductor. Thanksgiving in 1965, he dedicated himself to working with children, setting up and conducting a fanfare of students. All of us who are currently active in the fanfare have been trained since the general school by Mr. Mersici, he has made us love the singing.

Many times I say that out of respect for the memory of these two personalities, we today gather together to delight the community with the sound of the fanfare, claims the most experienced fanfarer, Cornel Ardelean.
The fanfare not only delighted the Ghelari community for years. Through the 1940s, the young musicians made a trip across the country to collect the necessary funds to raise the Orthodox Church of the "Archangels Michael and Gabriel" from the village of Ghelari.
"In 1942 when the contraction of the" Forest Cathedral "had already begun, and the walls had reached a man's head, they had no money to continue the work. Then, Joseph Mersici organized and led the pilgrimage through the country to raise money for building the church. He has performed numerous concerts throughout the country, from Timișoara to Sibiu and Cluj, even to have a concert on the stage of the Athenaeum and in the Romanian Radio-Television studios. They gathered enough money so that the works could continue until 1945 when the works were stopped again. This time, because of the Communist persecution, priest Nerva, another man who supported everything he could fanfare, fell prey to", says Cornel Ardelean.

Tradition goes further
After the closure of the mining in the Ghelari area, many people were left without a source of income, so they had to leave the village to earn their living elsewhere, the number of fanfarers decreasing considerably. But the fanfare goes on, thanks to the 16 members who do their job well, and their notoriety is known in many parts of the country.

2. Forest dance formation
3. Children group 1-4 PADUREANCA

The Museum (not classified) of the Orthodox Church, which houses a collection of exceptional value: an ancient church book from the 18th to 19th centuries, painted pictures representing church personalities who fought for unity of faith and nation, popular costumes, religious ritual pieces.
Visits on request.
Collection of sculptures (PANORAMA boarding house).
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