Romanian Blouse Day celebration 2022

We celebrated Romanian Blouse Day this year in the Arcadia Library & Leisure Centre in Levenshulme!

The day is dedicated to the traditional blouse also known as ‘ie’, showing fascinating embroidery. Europia donated a lot of beautiful handmade Romanian blouses, outfits and folk shawls to the local Romanian and Roma community during the event (and a year before), so now we can admire this unique photo session we are very proud of.  All ladies also had an opportunity to do their make-up by the make-up artist – Magda, and get a free professional photo print by Ciara, who arranged a pop-up studio for us with a small photoshoot!

We had a lovely and relaxed atmosphere throughout the afternoon with Romanian snacks and talking about Romanian traditions. 

Many thanks to all Roma families and everyone who came and spent the afternoon with us at the Arcadia Library, it was lovely to see you all! 

Special thank you to Andreea Berechet – Consul General of Romania in  Manchester for joining the event and celebrating this special day together. 


BIG thanks goes to Arcadia Library & Leisure Centre for letting us host this amazing event and to Arcadia Leisure centre for donating us their memberships for the Romanian community! 


You can find some more beautiful pictures in our Facebook Album  – Photos by Ciara Leeming

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