Floralia Festival In Budapest, 24 - 25 May

  • 22 May 2014 1:00 AM
Floralia Festival In Budapest, 24 - 25 May
Aquincum, the ancestor of Budapest, was a major Roman settlement in Hungary from the first century B.C. to the fifth century A.D. Over the last few years the 'Floralia' festival has become a popular family-friendly program there in the 3rd district of Budapest. The event offers a wide variety of programs including encountersoldiers, gladiators, craftspeople and actors.

The most important of the many events held at the Aquincum Museum harks back to one of the most popular Roman festivals. On this weekend,the antique town of Aquincum comes back to life. Visitors will have a chance to encountersoldiers, gladiators, craftspeople and actors.

Flower weaving demonstration and market

• “Magyar Gyula” Horticultural Vocational School
• “Esély Kövessi Erzsébet” Horticultural Vocational School
• “Bartha János” Horticultural Vocationan School, Szentes

Antique handicraft show and fair

Living glimpses of antique Aquincum

• 11.00-11.30 a sacrifice to Flora (Saturday)
• 11.00 -11.50 and 14.00-14.50 Story of Amor and Psyche – La Flora Company
• 12.00-12.45 Phaedrus: Ancient tales (play with children)
• 15.30 Demonstration of battle tactics with troops reconstructing Celtic, Roman and German army life
• 16.15 Slave market
• On both days: Gladiator fights, gladiator stoking, gladiator school
• Celtic oracle, weapon practice
• and a lot of interesting programs

Roman performances (in Hungarian)
• Theater performance:
13.00-14.00 Plautus: The Persian – Plau dite Company

• Roman tavern with Roman meals and drinks with the La Fiesta Party Service

Open between 11:00-17:00

Venue: Museum of Aquincum
Address: 1031 Budapest, Szentendrei út 139.

Source, more information and detailed program (in Hungarian): aquincum.hu

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