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Trenčín history festival brought Cyril and Methodius, ancient Rome

DOWNTOWN Trenčín, especially Mierové Námestie (Peace Square), went back to the olden days with the jubilee tenth annual Trenčín History Festival, where many historical characters were presented.

Roman warriors defeats a slave(Source: TASR)

The festival began on July 27 – and lasted until July 31 – with the engrossing story of brother saints and apostles to the Slavs, Cyril and Methodius, Trenčín local council spokesperson Erika Ságová told the TASR newswire.

“Between Tuesday and Friday, the Peace Square belonged to the Romans who set up a camp, including a period field kitchen,” she added. “Their official arrival in the town was arranged for Tuesday, July 28 in the afternoon. In the middle of the town square there was an arena as well as a historical fair and contemporary chariot,” she added.

The Romans are known to have camped in Trenčín; there is an inscription carved into the rock of the Trenčín Castle - which is the northernmost site where Roman legions are known to have stayed. 

The main programme began every day at 17:00, and competitions for kids and adults that took place on the square two hours prior to the main programme.

“On July 30, the main programme started at 20:00 – due to a show featuring fireworks and pyrotechnics,” Ságová said.

 

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