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Muntele Gaina
West Carpathians

In Avram Iancu village, near Gaina peak. Every year a nice festival with traditional food is held here. Tradition say that in the old days people from all over the county came to this festival in search for a future wife. The festival's traditional name is "Gaina Girls Trade" - "Targul de fete de la Gaina" in limba romana.

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