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Basic information

  • Area: 179.5 km² (69.3 sq mi)
  • Calling Code: +40
  • Currency: Romanian leu (RON)
  • Population (EST): 306,009
  • Official language: Romanian
  • Time Zone: EET (UTC+2)

Cluj-Napoca – Regular Events


A holiday celebrated throughout Romania, another name for the holiday is "the day when the birds are betrothed" due to it being around the time of the birds mating season. The day is similar in fashion to Valentines Day, 10 days earlier.

TIFF (Transylvania International Film Festival)

2010 saw the 9th occurrence of this annual event, which over the years has grown in status within the film community. In the past the festival has attracted over 50,000 visitors to see numerous feature films and short films. Apart from the films, the event includes parties and concerts as well as seminars and workshops. Directors, producers and actors from around the world attend TIFF, also the makers of smaller productions are there to find recognition for their work and to make contacts within the industry.

Cluj Rally

The Dunlop Championship Rally and the Mobil 1 Lubricants Star Final have evolved into a growing event in the region with in excess of 15,000 visitors viewing the rally.

Movies Cluj

A 10 hour screening marathon of short films from around the world; the event is staged simultaneously in Cluj-Napoca and 3 other Romanian city's

Folk Festival "Szent István" (St. Stephen)

Since 1998 the folk festival drawn performers and audience's from around Europe, held in both the Cluj-Napoca City Hall and Union Square. The festival is also held in five other cities and deals with European ethnic and regional cultures. Performances of folk dance and music from a number of Central European countries feature in the event.

Transilvania International Guitar Festival

2010 saw the eighth year of the festival held in the city. The festival features internationally renowned guitarists performing during the event, as well as lectures and an international competition. Additionally there is an educational aspect to the festival, since 2006 the ACT GUITAR Camp has been held at Baisoara around 25 kilometres to the south of the city. The camp is for young guitar students and covers other guitar genres, not just classical, also it is not purely held for Romanian students, international students are also welcome.