Ancient Festival "Nike-the game and the victory"

... from Katerina in Get to know Bulgaria! Visits 970 17 July, 2019

For the fourth consecutive year in Nicopolis ad Istrum was held the ancient roman festival "Nike – The game and the victory". The festival brought back the ancient city in the epic of the Roman Empire.

For our family This was a third visit in Nicopolis ad Istrum and first at the ancient festival. I liked his organization very much. There was a craft market, gladiator fights, workshops for demonstrations of roman board games, a kitchen, a reconstruction of the early german ritual of fertility, late antique weddings, battles, a church dispute, a funeral ritual, and finally a concert of the groups " Freija "and" Ksana ".

All the participants were very polite, smiling and responsive, which definitely contributed to our good mood. I felt walking with a smile on the preserved ancient roman streets, which were transformed and successfully succeeded in immersing us in the spirit of the former life. I managed to try a ancient roman dish prepared with lentils, bulgur, plums and spices, which I liked very much. Separately for the participants, the chef Peter Stefanov prepared another kind of dishes. One called "The food of the poor." He cooked it on fire with a lot of vegetables and root crops, without any repairs. The other consisted of a chicken ragweed with couscous, wine, bacon, prunes and spices.

Definitely the day has passed us very diverse and positive. I recommend that you look at the photo gallery and the videos, and I hope you can feel at least some of the emotion we experienced on that day.

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