Eagle on the Danube VIII

Opening of the "Novae - the Heart of the Legion - Part I"


last change - May 10, 2014

Friday, May 16, 2014, Roman town Novae

  • 20:00 - Inauguration ceremony of the flags of the Legion. Fire show. The groups of participants are presented before the audience.

  • 21:00 - Igniting the lights of Novae.

Saturday, May 17, 2014, Roman town Novae

  • 11:00 - Opening ceremony of the project „Novae - the Heart of the Legion“. The ribbon-cutting ceremony. Welcoming the official guests, opening the site for visitors.

  • 11:30 - Opening ceremony of the eighth annual Festival of Ancient Heritage „EAGLE ON THE DANUBE“. Starting the Festival fire; handing the town symbols to the Emperor.

    Award of the conservation of cultural heritage and the prize for the promotion of Bulgarian heritage.

  • 12:00 - Performance by Gruppo Storico Romano - demonstration of rituals, battles in the arena, dances.

  • 12:30 - Tour of the site. Visiting the street of crafts, tasting of Roman cuisine, customs and traditions. Visiting the Basilica, the Baptistery, villa Extra Murros, visitor center "Novae".

  • 13:00 - In the visitor center "Novae" - presentation of archaeological guidebook "Novae" by the Polish Cultural Institute.

  • 13:30 - Performance by Leggio Prima Italica - marching and execution of military commands; Slave market; Presentation of life, armor and the office of the Roman legionary commanders and auxiliary troops. Presentation of the Roman Empire structure and the structure of a garrison fortress. Presentation of a Senator, a civilian, a slave and a Thracian warrior.

    Antique competitions for kids.

  • 14:30 - At the Military Hospital - Performance of the Roman legions - return from marching and rest in a roadside inn.

  • 18:00 - Demonstration of the reenactment groups. Demonstrations by Bagha-tur. Demonstration by Ninfe Dacie. Pankration. Gladiators. Performance by the Pagane group.

  • 19:00 - The grand battle of reenactors.

  • 21:00 - Theatrical performance "Bacchae" of Euripides by A'part Plovdiv.

Sunday, May 18, 2014, on the streets of Svishtov

  • 11:00 - Reenactors’ Grand Parade on the streets of Svishtov.

  • 12:00 - Official closing of the Festival - in front of the municipality office.

*(The organizers keep their right for changes in the program)


Municipality Svishtov

Council of Tourism-Svishtov

Museum of History - Svishtov

Business Center Svishtov



Previous editions of the Festival:

[2013] Novae's vineyards

[2013] Eagle on the Danube VI

[2012] Eagle on the Danube V

[2011] Eagle on the Danube IV

[2010] Eagle on the Danubeа III

[2009] Eagle on the Danube II

[2008] Eagle on the Danube I

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