The Merry Cemetery in Sapanta

The Merry Cemetery is famous for the crosses of the brightly colored tombs and the naive paintings representing scenes from the life and occupation of the buried people.





The novelty of this cemetery is the differentiation from popular culture that considers death as a sad event. It was hypothesized that Stan Ioan Patras would have been inspired by the Dacian culture, which considered death as a merry event. The first epitaph dates back to 1935, and since the 1960s, the entire cemetery has been populated with about 800 such crosses, carved from oak wood, becoming an open-air museum and a tourist attraction.
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At just 45 minutes driving from Popasul Ioana Oncesti you can find The Merry Cemetery from Sapanta