Participants from five countries are arriving in Veliko Tarnovo for the seventh edition of the International Festival of Historical Restorations “Medieval Tarnovgrad” this weekend.
From June 24 to 26 at the Tsarevets Fortress they will recreate the everyday life, arts and military skills of Bulgaria, Byzantium and Europe from the XII-XIV centuries. Reconstructions on “Tsar Ivan Alexander – Love and Diplomacy” will include over 180 participants.
Among them are the Italians from Historia Bari, who specialize in historical reconstructions from the Puglia region, and the first Greek Byzantine history group, Protospartarii from Athens, combining military history with reconstruction and experimental archeology. Brown Bear “- Bucharest with European historical martial arts, applied arts, forging, armor from the XIII – XV century and the Transylvanian group” Black Dragon “from Brasov., which will show the field life and crafts of the hired “free companies” from the time of the Hungarian kings Louis the Great of Anjou and Sigmund of Luxembourg (1360-1390). Among the foreign participants are the brave and tireless fighters of the White Eagles group from Belgrade.
The reenactments will be attended by ND “Tradition” – Veliko Tarnovo, Shumen and Panagyurishte, Association for Historical Reconstructions “Chigot” – Varna, group “Vereni” – Sofia, Medieval Society MODVS VIVENDI – Sofia, SIV Filipopol, music groups “Erinei” , Xana, Flying Nomads and Free Reconstructors.
In the three days of the festival there will be demonstrations of crafts, way of life and traditions, archery, fighting games and tournaments, puppet theater for young and old, thematic presentation of medieval clothing and weapons, etc. The evenings will end with concerts by Romanian Ana Creanga, the groups “Xana”, “Flying Nomads” and a fire show.
The medieval festival is part of the Cultural Calendar for 2022 of the Old Capital. Access to the festival of Tsarevets is free, paying only the entrance fee for the architectural and museum reserve. Admission is free for the evening concerts from 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm on June 24 and 25.