“Thousands and thousands of houses of an idyllically beauty from Hungarian villages are sleeping throughout the summer in the shadow of anonymity. They would gladly give accommodation and catering at a quarter or third price of the holidays read in newspapers, but because of the lack of organization the unused readiness is being wasted. Demand and supply is not meeting.” - writes about Transylvania Harsányi Zsolt, in year 1941, in the preface of his book called The Traveler’s Book, and continues in an always actual way: “the richness of the natural resources, the interesting culture of the historical Transylvania convince us firmly that this land with pine-groves, the fascinating little villages, the attractive nice towns are one of the most beautiful region of Europe.”
Siculus Panzio invites you respectfully to Ocland, the border between the land of Szeklers and the ancient land of the Saxons.At the southwestern corner of Harghita County, in the southern region of the former Chair of Odorhei we find the hilly and mountainous region of Homorod-hills crossed by fast rivers and quiet brooklets.The commune called Ocland is located at the bottom of the Homorod-hills and the Rika Mountain (Northern Perșanii), in the valley of Homorodul Mic. It is composed from three villages: Ocland, Crăciunel and Satu Nou.The three villages are located very close to each other; Crăciunel is at 2.5 km distance, and Satu Nou at 1 km distance from Ocland which is the center village of the commune.
About the origin of the village there is no data. According to archeological exploration this region is populated since a long time ago.
The first settlements probably were located between the gully hills of Kustaly castle, near the Oláh River, at the Belmező field from Crăciunel, in Senyő. Here, according to the description of Jánosfalvi Sándor István was found: „on plough-share golden pen with thickness of a bobbin-head, roman urns covered by flat rock, stone-boxes for collecting teardrops”.In the place of today’s Ocland village there was an inn where carts coming from the salt mine from Sânpaul were having a rest before continuing their way to the interior of the country.
All these and a lot of other evidence show that before the 11-12. centuries people was already living here, in difficult conditions, they endured a lot of sorrow through centuries, but they maintained their culture and they remained in the place. People from this area pulled through the first Tartar invasion from 1241 and the second attack of the bloodthirsty horde of Murad Bez in 1421, the horrible pest from 1454. Long-ago the living was assured mostly by cultivation, lime-burning, pomology and apiary.