Visit the Middle Ages at a festival in Mezdra

May 19th, Mezdra will host a Medieval Festival. The event will take place in the fortress “Kaleto” near Mezdra, and the entrance is free. In the restorations of life, traditions and culture from the past centuries will be included groups from Bulgaria and Romania. On May 17, a bits of late antiquity will be presented in an open-air museum. At 1.30 pm begins the presentation of the armament, equipment, clothing and traditions of the early-middle-aged Bulgarians.

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At 3 pm you will be transferred a few centuries later and you will learn how the life of the Bulgarians has changed. At 05.30 pm, rituals will be presented from the bits of the early-middle-aged Bulgarians, and at 07.30 pm a concert of Freija will begin. On May 18th, during the festival, clothing and equipment will be presented in our lands throughout the centuries, and from 1 pm you can enjoy typical Middle Eastern dishes and recipes.

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At 2 pm demonstrations of medieval fighting skills begin, and from 3 pm youngsters who have the desire can learn the subtleties of bow shooting and cool gun painting. At 04.45 pm, a battle is being restored and the evening will end again with the performances of Freija and KsANa. Similar demonstrations are scheduled for the last day of the festival – May 18th. Closing the event is scheduled for 1 pm.

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I love history, to walk through old cobblestone streets, to smell the air of the past times and to feel the legends in the air. And I'm lucky to have been born in a country with a glorious past and a lot of stories to tell. Bulgaria was founded more than 1,300 years ago and has never changed its name. But the life of people, their everyday habits, their traditions, their music and their art have changed over the centuries. I invite you to take a walk through the different ages of Bulgaria and to get to know it better.