A new edition of the Dacian Fortresses Festival started on Thursday in Alba Iulia with the torch parade from the Alba Carolina fortress to the Transylvania Boulevard. This year the lovers of historical reenactments can enjoy the shows offered by dozens of Dacian and Roman warriors, gladiators and nymphs, trade fairs, concerts but also exhibitions, conferences and many other events.
A photo exhibition and a conference about the Dacian civilization will take place on Friday at the National Union Museum in Alba Iulia. In the afternoon the events will move to Cricau.
On Saturday the events will take place only at Cricau where the old Apoulon will come back to life through the opening of the reenactment camp. The camp will feature ancient workshops – minting, forges, pottery, archery, spear throw or ancient games. The evening will close with open-air concerts, the attraction being the Phoenix band which will use the stage prepared on the stadium in Cricau starting at 9 p.m. The show will continue until midnight with Zalmolxe’s Pyre, a ritual of incineration, and with the dance of the beautiful nymphs.
On Sunday the events will include battles between Dacians and Romans and open-air folk concerts and will end with the award ceremony for the winning fortress.