Hun­dreds of AEGEE mem­bers cel­e­brat­ed the begin­ning of 2018 at one of the many inter­na­tion­al New Year events of the asso­ci­a­tion. 32 of them went to Bucharest. The title of the event, which took place from 29th of Decem­ber till 2nd of Jan­u­ary: “New Year state of mind in Bucharest”. Vio­le­ta Vasile, Vice Pres­i­dent and Project Direc­tor of AEGEE-Bucureşti told us more.

Violeta Vasile
Vio­le­ta Vasile

Gold­en Times: How many par­tic­i­pants did you have?
Vio­le­ta Vasile: We had 32 par­tic­i­pants from Greece, Ger­many, Italy, Mace­do­nia, Mal­ta, Nether­lands, Poland, Roma­nia, Rus­sia, Spain and Ukraine.

GT: Did your New Year’s event have a theme?
Vio­le­ta: The theme of our event was “New Year State of Mind” and we tried to have the best activ­i­ties accord­ing to the title. We tried to show the par­tic­i­pants our Roman­ian Cul­ture and also dis­cov­er with them some tra­di­tions and cus­toms relat­ed to Christ­mas cel­e­bra­tion or New Year’s Eve from dif­fer­ent coun­tries.

GT: How was your new year’s par­ty?
Vio­le­ta: It was the best! We rent­ed a resto bar for cel­e­brat­ing the New Year’s par­ty with almost 70 AEGEEans and some friends of us. We had our own DJ, Anto­nio, who was part of the orga­niz­ing team and he mixed till the morn­ing. At mid­night we had a show­er with cham­pagne, because the Ital­ian team start­ed to sprin­kle us. We alo had chake and we watched the fire­works.

The participants partied all night long
The par­tic­i­pants par­tied all night long

GT: What were the oth­er three main pro­gramme high­lights?
Vio­le­ta: The pro­gramme high­lights: the night life in Bucharest and the most famous ther­mal baths from Bucharest, on 1st Jan­u­ary. After the New Year’s Par­ty we had a relax­ing day, enjoyed the ther­mal baths, while it was around 0 degrees out­side. Of course, we end­ed the event with a great par­ty till the morn­ing.

GT: What were the fun­ni­est or most excit­ing moments?
Vio­le­ta: The fun­ni­est moments were at the Euro­pean Night par­ty where every­body tast­ed the local drinks and then par­tied like crazy.

The thermal bath visit was spectacular
The ther­mal bath vis­it was spec­tac­u­lar

GT: How was the group of par­tic­i­pants?
Vio­le­ta: I can real­ly say that it was the best group of par­tic­i­pants I have ever seen on events! We couldn’t have dreamt of a bet­ter group than this one, because they were awe­some, friend­ly, very unit­ed and par­ty ani­mals.

GT: Any­thing you would like to add?
Vio­le­ta: As the main orga­niz­er, I want to thank every­one who par­tic­i­pat­ed in this event: par­tic­i­pants, orga­niz­ers, helpers, friends and every­one who sup­port­ed us in the project. We real­ly did a great job togeth­er. I can’t wait to see all of you again! Wish we could repeat it next year togeth­er — maybe in anoth­er coun­try? More cool events and projects from AEGEE-Bucureşti are com­ing, so stay tuned!