Coronation Celebration festival is one of the largest cultural events in Slovakia where you can experience the historical coronation ceremony of the Hungarian kings. During a three day event annually held in the streets of Bratislava at the end of June, you will be taken back in time to the period when the kings used to get crown jewels from the Archbishop, admire the beautiful contemporary clothes, music, dances, fighting performances, purchase traditional products at the contemporary crafts fair, taste delicious wines or have fun at the evening folk festival.
The coronation is staged according to historical documents, with over 200 actors performing in period costumes. The show starts off at the Castle, from where the procession walks to the city center.
The coronation itself is performed in a Jesuit church, and is followed by a coronation oath, accolade of knights and a folk festival in the historical center.
Each year the coronation is focused on a different king or queen. This year we are going to celebrate the coronation of Elisabeth Christine (mother of Maria Theresa of Habsburg), who was crowned in 1714. Moreover, as it is 300th anniversary of Maria Theresa’s birth, this already 15th edition will be a special one!
2015 FESTIVAL VIDEO
23.6. (Friday) – dedicated to Emperor Leopold I
14:00 – 22:00 Contemporary crafts fair with over 60 good artisans at the Hviezdoslav’s Square
14.00 – 22.00 Gallery: “The most famous period in Bratislava history – from Leopold to Maria Theresa” showing chosen paintings form exhibitions organized by an NGO “Korunovačná Bratislava 2014-2016”.
18:00 – 18:30 – The ceremonial presentation of the replica of the Medal of Emperor Leopold minted a year after the crowning of his son – the 9-year-old Joseph I in 1688 – cinema Mladosť at the Hviezdoslav’s Square
17:00 – 22:00 Lemberger wine festival at the Main Square
Tasting of Devinsky ribezlak – wine with history
24.6. (Saturday) – dedicated to Emperor Charles VI and to the coronation of his spouse Elisabeth Christine
9:00 – 22:00 Contemporary crafts fair at the Hviezdoslav’s Square
9:00 – 22:00 Lemberger wine festival at the Primate’s Square
9:00 – 22:00 Contemporary children’s corner – at the Hviezdoslav’s Square
13:00 Coronation procession and transfer of the coronation insignia from the Bratislava Castle -> Zámocká Street, Kapucínska Street, Hurbanovo Square, Michalská Street, Ventúrska Street, Panská Street, Radničná Street
13:30 Coronation ceremony of Elisabeth Christine at the Church of the Most Holy Redeemer/Jesuit church – entry fee 10 €/ps, children 5 € – tickets need to be purchased in advance in Flora Tour Kupelna Street 6
14:45 Festive royal toast on Lemberger Wine Festival – Primate’s Square
15:15 Coronation procession and spreading coronation chips from Main Square, Františkánske Square, Františkánska Street, Uršulínska Street
15:30 The accolade of knights of the Order of the Golden Spur – Hviezdoslav’s Square
16:00 Ceremonial start tapping wine from the fountain – Vtáčia fontána – Ventúrska Street
16:30 – 22:00 Folk festival (period music and dances) – Hviezdoslav’s Square
09.00 – 22.00 Gallery: “The most famous period in Bratislava history – from Leopold to Maria Theresia” showing chosen paintings form exhibitions organized by an NGO “Korunovačná Bratislava 2014-2016”.
You can also look forward to the coronation games for children at the Hviezdoslav’s Square and a music band S.I.L.A.. In certain food stands you will be able to pay with the coronation chips of Charles VI. and Elisabeth Christine
25.6. (Sunday) – dedicated to Maria Theresa
10:00 – 22:00 Contemporary crafts fair at the Hviezdoslav’s Square
09.00 – 22.00 Gallery: “The most famous period in Bratislava history – from Leopold to Maria Theresa” showing chosen paintings form exhibitions organized by an NGO “Korunovačná Bratislava 2014-2016”.
17:00 – A photo session with Maria Theresa – Hviezdoslav’s Square
18:00 Tasting of Račianska Frankovka – wine with history at the Hviezdoslav’s Square
Source of the pictures: coronation.sk