The Queen of Transylvania Embassy Ball is a recent tradition from Transylvania. This event is inspired by My Fair Lady Film (1964).
This movie is a film version of the stage play Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw. Since the first performance of the play in Hofburg Theatre in Vienna, Austria, 1913 the story of the flower girl Eliza Doolittle and the Professor Henry Higgins became a classic story of the XX century popular culture. The George Bernard Shaw play inspired a lot of musical versions and films.
The most famous film adaptation is My Fair Lady from 1964 starring Audrey Hepburn as Eliza and Rex Harrison as Higgins.
After the great success of the 1964 movie musical many people have asking them self about the Queen of Transylvania and the Embassy Ball. Many tourists when are traveling to Transylvania want to know more about the Queen of Transylvania, about the Royal Family of Transylvania and about the Embassy Ball?
In fact, Transylvania never was a kingdom and never had a queen. Transylvania was a principality and now is a region into the center of the Republic of Romania. But Transylvania inspires the writer’s imagination: Bram Stoker (Dracula), Jules Verne (Carpathian Castle), Terry Pratchett (Discworld), Elizabeth Kostova (The Historian), David Clement-Davies (The Sight), F. Paul Wilson (The Keep), Liviu Rebreanu (John), Ioan Slavici (Mara), etc. And also inspires the imagination of the travelers.
For this reason, we continue the tradition of the Queen of Transylvania Embassy Ball from My Fair Lady (1964).
We have chosen The Dracula Winter Castle from Arcalia to be the place of the Queen of Transylvania Embassy Ball. This Transylvanian Castle from the north of the country, close to Bistrita city is a unique palace with a huge botanic park. This is the perfect place where the „becoming” ambassadors, the travelers from over the world can taste the XIX century aristocratic balls atmosphere.
The time for the Queen of Transylvania Embassy Ball is the New Year’s Eve Night. This is the best time for the „becoming” ambassadors to travel to Transylvania and also the start of a New Year cultural ambassador mandate.
The food and the drink of the Queen of Transylvania Embassy Ball are the Transylvanian traditional food and drink described in the Bram Stoker book, Dracula.
The clothes for the ball attendees is formal wear, formal dress. Into the Invitation at the Queen of Transylvania Embassy Ball is specified black tie and long prom dresses or long formal dresses. To accentuate the formal event, last year the Queen of Transylvania Embassy Ball had a second name: Top Hat New Year Party, in Romanian „Joben Revelion”.
The entrance to the Queen of Transylvania Embassy Ball is making with the host carriages. The „becoming” ambassadors are letting there cars into the castle parking, where the horse carriage is waiting to bring them to the dancing ball.
In My Fair Lady movie, the Zoltan Karpathy is saying: „The Queen of Transylvania is here this evening; I’m indispensable to her at these official international parties.”
The Queen of Transylvania Embassy Ball is an elegant international affair where you can be the ambasador of your country. Come to Transylvania and become the cultural ambassador of your country!