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Medieval Knights assault the Ruler’s Court in Bucharest

Saturday, September 26 and Sunday, September 27 will be the days of the Medieval Festival in Bucharest. The program of the event is the following:

11 AM: The opening parade: marching from Manuc Inn to Old Court Inn, where the guard will present a salute. Afterwards, it will withdraw marching towards the former Throne Hall.

12 AM: Workshop for Children: “Medieval Architecture at Old Court”, with the History of Art Association.

12 AM – 6 PM: Demonstrative fights with characteristic weapons of the fifteenth century (ten sessions of three minutes each, in two rounds, in the morning and in the evening). The performances will be accompanied by explanations regarding the equipment and the manner of fighting. After demonstrations are finished, a member of SMG will explain the fighting manner specific to the 15th century, practiced within HEMA (Historical European Martial Arts) and the impact of this sport in Europe.

At 1 PM: “The School of the Young Shield Bearer” – Children’s workshops providing them training in the mystery of medieval weapons and elements of armour.

At 1:30 PM: “Defend the Captain”, an interactive program between SMG members and children in the audience. They will be equipped with polyurethane foam imitations of 15th century weapons.

At 2 PM: Traditional archery contest for visitors, guided by SMG members
Presentation of a campaign tent specific to said period, with a rack of weapons installed at the entrance.

At 3 PM: Presentation of the History of Black Trabants in the Ruler’s Guard in Wallachia.

At 4 PM: Fire juggling performance, held by a SMG member.

At 5 PM: “Medieval Architecture at Old Court”, children’s workshop with the History of Art Association

At 7 PM: Closing parade of the day, from Old Court Museum to Manuc Inn; the members of the parade will carry burning torches.

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