Răvășitul oilor (scattering the sheep) is a tradition taking place each year in the mountains, at the end of September. When the weather colds down, shepherds bring the sheep to their owners, down in the villages.
With a tradition of 40 years, the Răvășitul Oilor Festival, also known as the Festival of Pastrami and Cheese, marks the end of the pastoral year.
It takes place on the Platoul Inima Reginei (Heart of the Queen Plateau) in Bran (home to Bran Castle), in Transylvania. The dances, singing and savoring specific foods, such as sheep pastrami, bulz (lump of hot polenta with sheep cheese in the middle) and must (freshly squeezed grapes juice) are a real attraction for tourists.