10TH POREČ HISTORICAL FESTIVAL – GIOSTRA
September 16-18, 2016
The 10th Poreč Historical Festival – Giostra, scheduled for today, will be postponed for tomorrow due to bad weather. The opening ceremony will be held on Saturday, September 17th from 10 AM with the costumed parade from the Poreč Riva to the Liberty square, where the official programme will begin as scheduled.
Poreč historical festival – Giostra gathers over 250 participants in costumes who, throughout the 3 festival days, evoke for the spectators life in the Baroque period thus making it a unique festival in Croatia. This cultural, educational and tourist manifestation stems from historical facts, so most of its events are connected to the 18th century. The central festival event, which also gave Giostra its name, is a knight tournament Giostra, reconstructed from the rules of a tournament held in Poreč in the year 1745.
You will be greeted by:
- Gorgeous ladies and handsome gentlemen in baroque costumes
- Baroque music
- Knight tournament
- Historical knights’ camp (military encampment)
- Local produce and old trades
- theatrical performances
- Flag jugglers
- Street entertainers.
Your hosts are Društvo prijatelja Giostre – Associazione amici della Giostra (Association Friends of Giostra) from Poreč, and their guests: USB Poreč, DND Poreč, Zajednica Talijana Poreč – Comunita’ degli Italiani di Parenzo, Mačevalački klub Špada – Poreč, Povijesna udruga Kaštel – Svetvinčenat, Zajednica Talijana Bale – Comunità degli Italiani Valle, Zajednica Talijana Piran – Comunità degli Italiani Pirano (Slovenia), Rapski gubavci – Rab, Udruga mladih Feniks – Oroslavje, Lipicanska barokna raskoš – Zagreb, Klub amaterske fotografije KAF – Sv. Lovreč, Hrvatska udruga kolekcionara, Compagnia del Lupo Passante – Monselice (Italy), Tamburi medioevali di Cividale del Friuli (Italy), ecc.
Central part of the festival will take part from Friday to Sunday on three locations: The liberty square, old city center and Peškera bay.
The main theme of this year: SMELLS.
Live Giostra this September. We are expecting you.