Folk Dancing in Edgewater Park


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Folk Dancing in Edgewater Park

Pictured above are traditional Romanian peasant costumes being worn for a folk dancing performance at Edgewater Park. Similar costumes were commonly worn by Romanian Americans on special occasions such as ethnic festivals and holidays. Such displays took on additional significance once permanent settlements were developed in Cleveland following World War I. Choreographed dances and intricately designed costumes were used by Romanians Americans, and other immigrant groups throughout the United States, as a method of preserving their ethnicity, culture, and traditions.

Photograph courtesy of Cleveland Public Library


This file appears in: St. Helena Romanian Byzantine Catholic Church