I am going to the medieval festival this weekend

@Porcospino (18396)
Denmark
August 22, 2012 9:55pm CST
This weekend the medieval festival takes place in my country and my husband and I plan on visiting the festival Friday night. I look forward to that, it is usually a lot of fun. There are lots of different activities the knight tournaments, fire artists, juggling, concerts, dancing, workshops where you can learn to write gothic letters, lectures about medieval art, competitions in medieval games and lots of other things. There are a lot of stalls where people sell different kinds of crafts and food and drinks. The food is served on cabbage leaves. People are dressed up in medieval clothes and some of them play different roles like beggars, blacksmiths etc. There are also different parades for instanse a wedding parade. There is no electrical light at all, only torches, bonfires and candles. The many torches create a special kind of atmosphere that I love. You don't have to pay to enter the festival area, everything is free.
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@yugasini (12839)
• Anantapur, India
23 Aug 12
hi Porcospino, i appreciate western people for their keen interest in any thing means attending medieval festival,what is Medieval festivals, in my college days i am visiting such type of festivals,now a days i away with the crows,people are visiting Temples on Festivals, so i do not wish to attend Temple on those days,due to mob, nothing is there only pushing people this side or that site,i do not find any devotion in them,have a nice day.
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@Porcospino (18396)
• Denmark
23 Aug 12
I know that you have many temples in India. My friend from Chennai once sent me some pictures of the some of the Indian temples and it was interesting to see those temples, because in my own country we only have Lutheran churches. When I manage to get my visa for India I want to visit some of the places that I have only seen on pictures The medieval festival is very crowded, too. The festival takes places in Denmark, but people from other European countries visit the festival as well. On their website they have information in English because there are many international visitors. The visitors from other countries can enjoy most of the activities, but the lectures about medieval culture are in Danish.
@yugasini (12839)
• Anantapur, India
23 Aug 12
hi Porcospino, thanks for the response and meaning of the Medieval Festivals, if you come to India inform me or visit me,there are lot of Temples and prominent places in Andhra Pradesh also, when you visit Chennai, there is a place called " Thiruvannamalai" other than called as "Arunachalam" ,on Karthika Pournami( more than 10 lakhs people will visit that place, Arunachalam is mountain people are walk around the mountain with barefoot, on that day it is like big festival, they lit the light on the top of the hill, you can ask your friend about this, i too have visited this place 3 times and there is Ashramam of 'Ramana maharshi' he is spiritual leader,have a nice day. Karthika Masam: from 14th November to 13th December, Full moon is on 28th
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@Porcospino (18396)
• Denmark
23 Aug 12
Thanks for the information about those places It sounds like some interesting places to visit. I will let you know when I get my visa and buy my ticket. It is not going to happen in the near future, because it takes me several years to save up for each trip and the plane ticket between and Asia is quite expensive.
@yanzalong (10174)
• Indonesia
23 Aug 12
I can imagine how nice it will be there. We don't have such things in my country. If there were, it would be very costly.
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@Porcospino (18396)
• Denmark
23 Aug 12
Yes, it is very nice. I used to live the town where the festival takes place. Today I don't live in the area anymore, but I still drive to that part of the country when the festival takes place, because I enjoy visiting it. I like to look at the different stalls and the things that they sell and listen to the music and other sounds. The many torches and many smells create a special atmosphere that I really like. We are going to visit the festival at night when they light the torches.
@yanzalong (10174)
• Indonesia
23 Aug 12
Wll you spend the night there or return on the same day? There must be hotels around there.
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@Porcospino (18396)
• Denmark
23 Aug 12
No, I have to drive back the same day, because I have to work. It would have been nice to spend the night there, but it is not possible at least not this year.
@echoforever (5192)
• United States
23 Aug 12
This sounds like so much fun. I've never been to one but i would love to go. It would be like one of the games I play daily only in real life for a day. The thing I would probably enjoy the most is the food... I love trying new foods and this just sounds amazing. Plus events are more enjoyable with great food! Also the music would be exciting to hear. Glad you're able to attend and hope it is as memorable as it sounds.
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@Porcospino (18396)
• Denmark
23 Aug 12
The previous years we didn't eat at the festival so I have never had the chance to taste the food that they serve, but it could be interesting to taste the food this year. I am curious what kind of dishes they had at that time. They want the experience to be as authentic as possible, so they serve the food on cabbage leaves instead of disposable plates and when you eat your food you have to sit on logs instead of plastic chairs. It is very nice to visit the area after dark when they light the torches and there is lots of music in the area so we usually walk from place to place in order to experience many different parts of the festival.
• United States
24 Aug 12
If there is food you wouldn't feel bad about buying to try then I'd suggest trying some! It might be interesting and give you some new tastes or likes. If they don't sound good I wouldn't try it... they are probably expensive foods too. The torches sound nice for some atmosphere.
• Calgary, Alberta
23 Aug 12
are you going to dress up as a lady in the medieval era as well? What certain european medieval culture it will focus to? The food may be exciting because they may serve some forgotten medieval dishes. It seemed like a fantastical experience. I hope you enjoy it, its cool to travel back in time. are the knights going to ride horses? I think some people wont fit with their costumes and might look tacky but there will be people who can pull it off.
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@Porcospino (18396)
• Denmark
23 Aug 12
My husband and I have talked about dressing up in medieval costumes, but we are not are going to do it this year, because we don't have the money to rent costumes. Some of people who dressed up play different roles like beggars or craftsmen, I think that it could be fun play one of those roles or maybe participate in the wedding parade or one of the other parades. The costumes don't look that comfortable, but it could still be fun to try it one day. Yes, some of the knights ride horses, but not all of the them. I haven't been there while the knight tournamants took place, but I know that they have several tournaments each year.
• Indonesia
23 Aug 12
hello porcospino.wow i really like medieval,magic,ghost themes.it is very unfortunate for me that in my country there is no festival like that.if there is one i would like to visiting it because from your story there is a lot of fun at there
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@Porcospino (18396)
• Denmark
23 Aug 12
It is a pity that medieval festivals don't exist in your country. I think that it is a lot of fun to visit that festival. I have been there before, but I still return because I enjoy the experience. My husband and I are going to visit the festival Friday night. We don't live close to the area where the festival takes place, but we are still going to drive there and I think that it worth it. We going to look some of the medieval mugs this year because we want to buy some of them and use them in our home.
@deebomb (15322)
• United States
24 Aug 12
Hello Porcospino. Several years ago I had the opportunity to attend a Reassurance or medieval festival put on by a college. The young people were studying the Reassurance period and decided to share what they had learned. They had invited others that had the same interest. It was like an reenactment. They also had the booths you mentioned and some more There was an armory showing how chain mail was made as well as shoeing horse. They had carnival rides like they would have been back then. There was jousting and story telling. Some of the young people played with the theme of Robin Hood and little John and The Sheriff of Nottingham. Robin Hood and Little John had a fight with the staves crossing a creek. My grandson was about 5 or 6 years old and had been watching Robin Hood on TV. When he saw The yoing man playing the sheriff squated on his knees the kid went nuts and jumped on the sheriff's back. He was going to help Robin Hood. To him it was real. We had fun and if I had a chance to go to another one I would go in a heart beat. We look back at that time as being very romantic. We don't have to live with the hardships that they had to. It is fun to go back in time for these reenactments be they Med-evil times or like our south does the civil wars and the revolutionary war areas. Your country is so much older than mine is (United States) so does your country have reenactments for other time periods?