Do you know that the name of BIHOR county from North Ardeal of Romania comes from the name of BIHAR county of Hungary? This is çause both was part of former Austro-Hungary imperium in the past times…
Most people named “bihoreni” have originis from mixtures of families locally or coming from others counties of North Ardeal -Transylvania of Romania, even from other parts of Europe, manu being named “maghiar”. Even the name of my grandparents village is “Gynta” as a hungarian one used not romanian…just because of this reason:). Being part of a mobility work force or migration within various counties the people had to make their lifes….even before the war, during or after the postwar times, under various regimes who succeeded till in present in Romania.
Any way, the beautiful part is that you can explore the charming of people by asking them “why is this?”‘, when you find that in the middle of some romanian kind of village there is an isolated one like that maghiar specific village “Gynta” in the proximity of a well-knowm area “TINCA” balneo resort where the people knew there is a treatment base where thermal water made that area to develop in time, even for a while it seems that this area still need some investors to evaluate the potential of development. As before 1989, the administrative base partaining to some organisation like UGSR- General Union of Synidicates who administrated the location or provide the acces to people part of syndicates to beneficiate of medical treatments through such bases, was split through various privatisation measures, distribution of responisibilites to local authorities through the City Hall,local consiliu,authorities etc. This beautiful,charming and interesting for the many stories related to the history of these part the Romania and about the people having direct origins and connection with it, still wait for reconsideration of his potential. Nowadays it looks like a cosmopolit area where there are also italian, greco-catholic, jewish communities, cultures, not only hungarian within the romanian actual borders.
Meaningfully planty of culture deriving from the history, good administration under the Budapest jurisdiction of Austro-Hungary Imperium, this area of BIHOR county fro Romania versus larger BIHAR county from Hungary, was interesting for various diversified ressources , Apuseni mountains proximity of those area where thermal water is the main attractivity for tourism, medical treatment. Many types of accomodation design in style similar to hungarian tourism named “panzio”‘ developed wihin the last 10 years around Oradea Baile Felix, Baile 1 Mai, letting the “TINCA” area somehow still waiting for right development.
Not by chance I was in searching of some documents related to this area of TINCA, Gynta land property where I noticed that the publicity related to imobiliar was very well preserved in hungarian language, while the romanian one had only partial records, as these were transleted partial or erronate from the original documents into romanian documents hold by local authorities. Some people, even me having ancestors originars from this area still looking for property rights, trying to find the old name of their relatives ancestors to prove the property rights the Romanian authorities should respect them.
Recently the attraction of various tourists toward the enigmatic Romania ardeal Transylvania opened the investion interest for these areas where the art is still preserved through traditional habitts of preparing the gastronomy, design for home, interior design, ware, of special decorative objects or home&garden peisagistic style preserved, photography, the life style similar to other specific counties from where similarities comes as Multethnicity is the main reason for which the transversal culture is present here over more than 100 years.
In the middle of a romanian area, an isle having an hungarian name like “Gynta” seems a little difficult to understand…maybe that’s why the people from Budapesta used to come here for visit and feeling like “home” as a beautiful plany of peace are is crossed by the river “Crisul Negru” where there is still the style of life untached by the urbanisation.
The old fashion type of preparing food, the brad, the cookis, the speciality of those originating from there is still present through some skilled people willing to share the tradition style of culture in various touristic resorts, international fairs, cultural initiatives, trainings hold by old people toward present generation to continuue these traditions which make them to feel better whenever they enjoy that kind, but also when they adopt also other elements dering from similar traditional, within their familiy culture, gastronomy, designs, music, homemade art.
The association of those having interests related to the land property rights, traditional cultural and origins partaining to this part named BIHOR could enlarge the perspectives, promoting these tourism attaraction and potential investment into the benefits of people having there the most family memories, goods, connections. More memberships would enhance relationships within those sharing common cultural traditional elements varying along the history within there places, by putting their efforts toghether though a base for this association. One is good, two is more than one, so let know others if they find a common interest into join to this association of those who might have origins from that area.
The association will help them to discover better their origin by making researches, by offering them the opportunity of knowing better the culture similarities, by joining through various cultural, tourism, volunteering or even business events where gastroculinar art cultur is one important way of knowing better the transversality sides of european origins of the BIHOR from Romana and similar areas prom proximty as BIHAR from Hungary.
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