Pärnu will hold a medieval festival

Pärnu will hold a medieval festival
Pärnu will hold a medieval festival
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At the main resort town in Estonia on the Baltic Sea, Pärnu, from 26 to 29 June will be held the traditional medieval festival devoted to Hanseatic League. Throughout the city during the holiday will be organized costumed marchers, many squares will host knights’ tournaments and theater performances. On the streets will be performing ethnic dance and musical groups from different European countries and take place actions of clubs of historical reconstruction. One of the most spectacular events of the festival will be a stylized fair, where will be fully replicated the atmosphere of medieval cities. Tourists visited the fair will be able to watch craftsmen at work and buy goods made by hand without the use of modern technology.

Festival in Pärnu is a kind of rehearsal before the other more large-scale festival, which will be held next year, Jubilee 30th ''International Hanseatic days''. This international European festival is held in various European cities since 1980, the inception of the Hanseatic League of the Modern time. In 2009 for the first time festival will take place in Russia, Novgorod, and at the closing ceremony of the festival (21 June), the Hanseatic League flag will be solemnly handed over to the representatives of the delegation from Pärnu. In 2010, the celebration of the anniversary will be attended by 150 representatives of the Hanseatic cities from all over Europe.

Pärnu is one of the most beautiful cities in Estonia, it is also called the summer capital of the republic, located 130 km from Tallinn on the Pärnu River near its outfall in the Gulf of Riga. Since the mid-19 century, Pärnu enjoyed great popularity as a resort town. For the tourists who choose to visit this cozy and picturesque city will be interesting to visit the Churches of St. Catherine (18c) and St. Elizabeth with a perfect organ, visit the Pärnu Museum and the Museum of Lydia Koidula, as well as to look at the City hall and the Red Tower (the only surviving portion of city wall, XV century).

Date: 09/06/2009


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