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Polotsk will host a Festival of Medieval Culture “Rubon”

21.05.2012 13:17, Bella Dvina-2 project
On 1-3 June 2012, Polotsk will host a Festival of Medieval Culture “Rubon” as part of its 1150th anniversary festivities.  Participants of the festival will include enthusiasts from medieval reenactment clubs of Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Poland, Lithuania, as well as folk craftsmen from Latvia.
Agenda of the festival includes the following activities:
•    Tilting matches for archers and knights-in-arms in accordance with the rules of Early and High Middle Ages
•    Buhurts (group tilting matches)
•    Attack of the medieval castle situated in a picturesque historic spot on the Western Dvina
•    Medieval feast.
The festival will feature performances, workshops on crafts, medieval dances, medieval cuisine, rune reading and traditions. Guests of the festival will have a chance to try medieval food and listen to the unique music of medieval times. Latvian medieval reenactment clubs will come to Polotsk together with craftsmen from the region of Latgale who managed to carefully keep and develop traditions of old-time masters.  The festival agenda will also include performances and shows by bands and groups from Latvia (Latgale region) and Lithuania (Utena region). The festival is co-financed by the EU project “Fostering Capacities for Tourism Development in Latgale-Utena-Vitebsk Cross-Border Region (BELLA DVINA 2), which is being implemented within the Latvia, Lithuania and Belarus Cross-border Cooperation Programme. 

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