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Giostra 2013

13.9.2013. - 15.9.2013.Poreč

Giostra 2013Poreč historical festival – Giostra gathers over 250 participants in costumes who, throughout the 3 festival days, evoke for the spectators life in the Baroque period thus making it a unique festival in Croatia. This cultural, educational and tourist manifestation stems from historical facts, so most of its events are connected to the 18th century. The central festival event, which also gave Giostra its name, is a knight tournament Giostra, reconstructed from the rules of a tournament held in Poreč in the year 1745.
You will be greeted by: - Gorgeous ladies and handsome gentlemen in baroque costumes - Baroque music - Knight tournament - Historical knights’ camp (military encampment) - Local produce and old trades - Drummers - Flag jugglers - Swordsmen - Street entertainers.
Central part of the festival will take part from Friday to Sunday on three locations: Trg slobode, old city center and Peškera.


P R O G R A M


Friday, 13. 9. 2013. 12:00 - 22:00 h

Freedom square and Museum Giostra fair – Fiera franca triduana Old crafts and local products
18:00 - 22:00 h Round tower at the Peškera bay Medieval camp Tents, military equipment, life at the camp, fencing (Compagnia del Lupo passante)
18:30 - 19:30 h Museum Giostra fair – Fiera franca triduana Presentation of old crafts
19:30 h Seafront – Decumanus – Freedom square Festive procession Costumed procession: ladies, gentlemen, commoners, knights, drummers, guidons, swordsmen (All Festival participants)
20:00 h Freedom square Solemn Festival opening Presentation of participants
21:00 h Freedom square „Fiera franca triduana“ folk festival Music and entertainment program (Giostra friends club, Veja ethno club)


Saturday, 14. 9. 2013.

10:00 - 18:00 h Round tower at the Peškera bay Medieval camp Tents, military equipment, life at the camp, fencing (Compagnia del Lupo passante)
10:00 - 22:00 h Freedom square and Museum Giostra fair – Fiera franca triduana Old crafts and local products
10:00 - 11:00 h Freedom square Music and entertainment program Fashion show, stories of life from baroque period, dances (Giostra friends club)
10:00 - 10:30 h Museum Music program (Musica Antiqua Együttes)
10:30 - 10:45 h Museum Dance program (Oroslavlje noble youth club)
11:00 - 11,30 Museum Music program („Slavko Zlatić“ music school, Poreč)
11:00 - 11,30 Freedom square Baroque dances workshop (Giostra friends club)
11:30 - 12:00 Freedom square Fencing workshop (Špada fencing club)
11:45 - 12:00 Freedom square Dance program (The noblemen of Kalnik area)
17:00 - 17:30 h Freedom square Music program (Musica Antiqua Együttes)
17:30 - 17:45 h Freedom square Dance program (Oroslavlje noble youth club)
17:45 - 18:00 h Freedom square Plesni program (The noblemen of Kalnik area)
18:00 - 19:00 h Freedom square Music and entertainment program Fashion show, stories of life from baroque period, dances (Giostra friends club)
18:30 - 19:30 h Museum Giostra fair – Fiera franca triduana Presentation of old crafts
19:00 h Freedom square –Peškera bay Festive procession Costumed procession: ladies, gentlemen, commoners, knights, drummers, guidons, swordsmen (All Festival participants)
19:30 h Peškera bay Giostra knight tournament Presentation of knights, knightly spear throwing contest, winner announcement (Giostra friends club and guests)


Sunday, 15. 9. 2013.

10:00 - 12:00 h Round tower at the Peškera bay Medieval camp Tents, military equipment, life at the camp, fencing (Compagnia del Lupo passante)
10:00 - 22:00 h Freedom square and Museum Giostra fair – Fiera franca triduana Old crafts and local products
10:30 - 11:30 h Freedom square Music and entertainment program Fashion show, stories of life from baroque period, dances (Giostra friends club)
10:30 - 10:45 h Museum Dance program (The noblemen of Kalnik area)
10:45 - 11:00 h Museum Dance program (Oroslavlje noble youth club)
11:00 - 11:30 h Museum Music program („Slavko Zlatić“music school, Poreč)
11:30 - 12:00 h Freedom square Fencing workshop (Špada fencing club)
18:00 - 19:00 h Freedom square Music and entertainment program Fashion show, stories of life from baroque period, dances (Giostra friends club)
18:30 - 19:30 h Museum Giostra fair – Fiera franca triduana Presentation of old crafts
19:00 h Freedom square „Viva la Giostra!“ album promotion Vocal and instrumental performance of the songs from the musical (Diem Carpe, Giostra friends club)
Participants: Giostra friends club – Associazione amici della Giostra (CRO) / DND Poreč (CRO) / USB Poreč (CRO) / Italian community, Poreč – Comunita degli Italiani Parenzo (HR) / „Slavko Zlatić“ primary music school, Poreč (CRO) / Špada fencing club (CRO) / Association of Physically Disabled, Poreč (CRO) / Veja ethno club(CRO) / The noblemen of Kalnik area (CRO) / Feniks youth association (Oroslavlje noble youth club - section) (CRO) / Compagnia del Lupo Passante (IT) / Musica Antiqua Együttes (HU)

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Last Modified: 10.09.2013 01:29

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