Savaria Historical Carnival
In the old and nice Hungarian city of Szombathely, every year at the end of August is held the Savaria Carnival, one of the most impressive historical events in central Europe. The focusing period is that of ancient Rome but the event offers shows extending to the Baroque era.
According to this history in the park Governor Sextius Palpellius is inviting the visitors to admire the Roman military traditions with the creation of a real Roman fort, with the presence of several legions and of gladiators. It possible to attend to gladiator shows, with fighters from Pannonia, from Italy from Germany and also to the great battles of the late empire, such as the Battle of the Catalaunian Plains, where Huns by Attila were opposed to Roman and other Germanic warriors.
Moreover, during the festivities, which continue for three days, the main square of the city is transformed into a medieval market with spectacular performances by jugglers and fire eaters, with a large number of crusading knights and common people from the Middle Ages.
All this is introduced by a great parade with over 600 people in costume throughout a candlelight procession along the streets of the old citywhich becomes full of jesters, joculators, drummers and musicians, fire jugglers, banner wavers, then artist from street theater and craft activities.
Please contact the Organizers for confirmation and further details.
Info & Contact
Address: 9700 Szombathely, Aréna utca 8. P.O.BOX. 104
Tel/Fax: +36 94 510160510161
PANNONIA REGION - TOURINFORM SZOMBATHELY
9700 Király u. 1/a.
Tel: +36 94514451 - Fax: +36 94514450