From June 14 to 26, 2022 the municipality of Săsciori will host the 14th edition of the Dacian Castle Festival – Urbea Mea Magazine

Daqian Castle Festival that it The oldest ancient historical reconstruction festival in Romania

For two days, more than 100 Dacian and Roman warriors will relive the atmosphere of 2,000 years ago, inviting the audience on a journey through time.

In addition to the battles between the Dacians and the Romans, the festival also includes ancient workshops, a traditional competition for Dacian Decathlon and outdoor concerts.

The Dacian Citadels – Romania’s oldest ancient reconstruction festival – is again this year an inspiring call for those who love history turned show offering a diverse program that includes both cultural events and reenactments, battles between the Dacians and Romans, ancient workshops, and concerts In the open air, as well as competitions between the strongmen and “Dacian chicks” from the Dacian forts in Alba. This year, between 24 and 26 June 2022, the festival is hosted by Săsciori, Alba Province.

Friday, The exhibition will be inaugurated at the National Museum of the Federation in Alba Iulia, The Dacian Castle of Căpâlna during the Roman Daco Wars.

Saturday The events begin with the “Dacian chicken” generation competitions – a general cultural competition on the Roman history of Daku in which students from schools in the localities: Cougir, Crikao, Statia di Palto, Egeo and Sociori participate.

Then, at the base from which the Dacian Castle is reached from Căpâlna, the first landmark will be identified within the GRADUS LEGIONIS project, a tourist route intended to link the Roman encampment of Aușel Saddle and the Dacian castle of Căpâlna. Also on this occasion, castle defenses made up of Daqian warriors would be created.

After this moment, this time, in the stadium area of ​​Săsciori, the official opening ceremony will take place, followed by a parade and presentation of the current renovation forces. Camps and several antique handicraft workshops, which will be open for the occasion, will be open until 7pm.

Activities will be carried out in the old camp, but also in historical renovation shows: Garda Apulum – Alba Iulia, Terra Dacica Aeterna – Cluj-Napoca, Asociatia Historia Renascita – Pitești, Omnis Barbaria – Baia Mare, Dacii Petrodavei – Piatra Neamț, PF VII Legion Claudia – Dobrosloveni, Venatrix – Cluj Napoca and Nymphs Dace – Zalău. During the day there will be demonstrations of Daco-Roman military technique, ancient dances and gladiator fights. During the evening, the first major battle between the Dacians and Romans was scheduled. The old party will last until midnight with the Zamolxe rug, an absolutely amazing cremation ritual.

Also, on Saturday evening, from 9 pm, they will be giving their shows Clancy’s wolves.

Sunday – The Daqian Castle Festival includes new activities in the old camp, but it is also an attempt to remake the Roman Battle of Dacian, which will take place in the Dacian Castle area of ​​Kupalna.

Starting at 3 p.m., it will take place at Săsciori . Stadium Dacian Decathlon – Competition between the powerful teams of the Dacian castles of Alba: Couger, Crico, Statia di Palto, Eggio and Suscuri. The competition tests are very unique, respectively: “Brave arc” – shooting, “Fast and Powerful” – moving 25 kg of sand, “Solitaire Sittwe” – far javelin, “Fast between the foot ”- relay, jogging with the log,“ arm Iron ”- Scandenberg,” “Let’s gather troops” – pull the rope, “Dachian fighter” – fight on logs, “Fortress warrior” – rock throw, “Skill and bravery” – climb on the mast, “Cărăușii Cetății ”- water transport in buckets.

The event will end with a popular show by Folklore Ensemble of Alba County.

The Dacian Citadels Festival is a registered trademark of Alba County Council, which began in 2006, and is the oldest ancient reconstruction festival in Romania. This event is held annually around the day of Sânziene (24 June) and aims to promote the traditions and tourism potential of the province of Alba.

The event is organized by the Alba County Council, the National Museum of the Alba Iulia Confederation, the Agustin Peña Cultural Center and the Sciuri Municipal Council.

Daqian Castle Festival program,

Săsciori, 14th edition, 24-26 June 2022

Friday 24 June

17.30 – The opening of the exhibition – Dacian Castle of Căpâlna during the Roman Daco Wars

National Federation Museum Alba Yulia

Saturday 25 June

09:00 Children’s History Quiz “chicken”

Participants: Schools from Cugir, Cricău, Cetatea de Baltă, Ighiu and Săsciori

Săsciori Cultural Center

10:00 – GRADUS LEGIONIS Milestones of Gemini XIII Corps, Thirty-third Military Rites, Creation of the Dacian and Roman Guards at Kupalna; Guided Tours to Daqian Castle from Kapalna;

Participants: Jimena XIII Legion, Fifth Macedonian Legion, Third Legion Flavia Felix and VII Legion Claudia BF

Dacian Castle Căpâlna . Arrival Base

11:00 – Assumption and employment. The parade, the official opening ceremony, the opening of the old camp and the presentation of the ancient historical reconstruction forces and craft workshops.

  • orthopedic treatment
  • carpentry
  • Mint
  • Equipment maintenance
  • Romanian games
  • daqian plants
  • Layouts
  • Signal
  • Shooting
  • mosaic
  • antique kitchen
  • pottery
  • Made of chain shirts
  • -logs
  • Iron industry
  • Metalloplast
  • soldier training
  • wrestler training

Participants: Garda Apulum – Alba Iulia, Terra Dacica Aeterna – Cluj-Napoca, Omnis Barbaria – Baia Mare, Historia Renascita – Pitești, Dacii Petrodavi – Piatra Neamţ, Legion VII Claudia PF – Dobrosloveni and Nimfele Dace – Zalău.

Săsciori . Stadium

11:45 – Daqian Castle from Kupalna Views and models for the development of the cultural tourism product “Daqian Castle of Kupalna” – an overview

Săsciori . Stadium

19:00 – Old Dances – Nymphs Dace – Zalău and Venatrix – Cluj-Napoca

Săsciori . Stadium

19:15 – The gladiator fights Ludus Apollensis (Alba Iulia) and Ludus Ursus (Cluj-Napoca)

Săsciori . Stadium

19:45 – Demonstrations of Daku’s Roman military technique

Săsciori . Stadium

20:15 – Siege of the Dacian fortress in Kupalna – The great battle between Dacians and Romans

Săsciori . Stadium

21:00 – Draco Festival

  • Calancia wolves
  • Musical atmosphere with DJ.

Săsciori . Stadium

22:30 – The Zamolxe fire and ritual cremation of the corpse of a Dacian chief, wishing for Nemesis

Săsciori . Stadium

Sunday 26 June

10:00 – Old camp and craft workshops

Săsciori . Stadium

11.00 – The last siege of the Dacian fortress of Kupalna

Căpâlna . Dacian Castle


Săsciori . Stadium

Brave bow (Shooting)

fast and powerful (move 25 kg of sand)

Spearhead in the castle (distance javelin)

fastest man (relay, trunk running)

iron arm Follow Favorite

Let’s join forces (pulled with rope)

daqian fighter (fight on tree trunks)

The warrior of the castle (rock throwing)

skill and courage (climb the mast)

Castle pioneers (water transport)

17:00 – Draco Festival Folklore show supported by Alba County Folk Band

Săsciori . Stadium

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