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Agrement of Romania Tourism Ministery n° 5206 / 11.12.2001

 

The Merry Cemetery of Sapanta, Maramures

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The Merry Cemetery of Sapanta is located in Sapānta, ia village in Maramures county to the north of Rumania..

It attracts the tourists by his originality: colorful crosses, with a drawing representing a scene of the life or a use of the died person, accompanied by a humoristic poem describing the person..

This cemetery is different from the others Romanian cemeteries since the Rumanians consider the death like a very solemn moment. This cemetery is associated to the culture of the Dacians whose philosophy was based on the immortality of the soul and that considered the death like a joy moment because the person arrived in one better life..

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During forty years, Ioan Stan Patras (1909-1977) conceived, carved and painted the crosses of the tombs of the cemetery of its town, Sapīnta, expressing in this naļf art the main characteristics of the deads, their uses or activities and also its qualities or their defects. It is possible to be admired shepherds, agriculturists, the domestic activities of the men and women, the soldier died to the war, those that had taste for music, the alcohol, the small girl squashed by a truck, the thief of horses,… the epitafio that put the artist to each person is sometimes humoristic and indicates the great moments of the life, the hopes or the disappointments of each person..

Therefore, in these alive colors where it dominates the blue, the unique and bloomed cemetery of Sapīnta rather sets out the multiple activities of this human community of the north of Rumania and exhalte the life that the death..

The work of Stan Patras today is continued by Dumitru Pop.

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  Romania Photo Gallery: The Merry Cemetery of Sapanta
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The Merry Cemetery of Sapanta is one of tourist attractions in Maramures..  
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