National Geographic : 1938 Nov
"LIKE A CROSS BETWEEN A SLOW JIG AND A GAME OF RING-AROUND-THE -ROSY" IS THIS ROMANIAN DANCE, THE "HORA" It takes its name from the Latin word for "hour" and sometimes it goes on and on for several times that long. Variations arenumerous, butingeneral itconsists of forming a slowly rotating circle, the participants shuffling and side-stepping in time to the music as they go round andround. Often thehora isperformed intheopen fields, as here near Sibiu. Sunday is the day for dancing, the farmers say, for then they "get the creak out of their bones" forsixdays' work.