Video: Szombathely Hosting 20th Savaria Historical Carnival, 22 – 25 August

  • 20 Aug 2019 9:02 AM
  • Hungary Matters
Video: Szombathely Hosting 20th Savaria Historical Carnival, 22 – 25 August
Savaria Fest evokes the historical past and ancient traditions of the city of Szombathely, one of the oldest settlements in Hungary founded by Emperor Claudius around 50 AD.

Once known as Savaria, Szombathely is the only settlement in the Carpathian Basin which has been continually inhabited ever since its Roman foundation.

Organised for the 20th time in 2019, the festival will offer some 400 events at 30 venues.

In a highlight event, about 1,200 people dressed in costumes will be evoking the glorious and memorable historical events of Szombathely and the province Pannonia at a Grand Procession taking place on Saturday and Sunday.

The march will be followed by music performances, acrobats, fire jugglers and 'banner waving' shows.

The four-day festival will offer a wide range of other programmes including exhibitions, national costume shows, and art workshops.

Delegations from Szombathely’s sister cities in Austria, Germany, Portugal and Romania will also attend the event.

Click here to learn more about Savaria Festival

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