Aszó (Asau in Romanian) is a municipality consisting of six settlements in Moldavia, in the valley of Trotus river. It is next to Comanesti. Every year after Christmas before the new year there’s a „bear dance”. Asau dwellers have a famous group of „bear dancers” that was founded in the sixties. Although several villages keep this ritual, Asau has become famos for the „pole dance”, and the huge drum that is hit by two drumsticks during the ritual. The bearskins are given great care. They are kept for future generations and renewed, repaired every year.