CORONATION CELEBRATION FESTIVAL 21-23 JUNE

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 this 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 a special goulash.

The coronation is staged according to historical documents, with over 200 actors performing in period costumes.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 Maria Ludovika of Austria-Este (the third wife of Emperor Francis I and granddaughter of Maria Theresa), who was crowned in 1808 at the St. Martin’s Cathedral.

2015 FESTIVAL VIDEO

2019 PROGRAM

20.6. (Thursday)

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10:00 – 22.00 Gallery: “Coronation of Maria Theresa” – an exhibition at the Hviezdoslav’s Square, picturing the difficult onset of the reign of Maria Theresa, who had to defend her Austrian heritage from all over Europe. Free entry.

21.6. (Friday)

14:00 – 22:00 Contemporary crafts fair at the Hviezdoslav’s Square
10:00 – 22:00 Gallery: “Coronation of Maria Theresa” – an exhibition at the Hviezdoslav’s Square, picturing the difficult onset of the reign of Maria Theresa, who had to defend her Austrian heritage from all over Europe. Free entry.

22.6. (Saturday)

09:00 – 22:00 Contemporary crafts fair 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, Biela Street, Františkánske Square
13:30 Coronation ceremony of Maria Ludovika at the Church of the Most Holy Savior (Jesuit Church) at the Main Square/Hviezdoslav’s Square – free admission, voluntary contributions are welcome
14:20 Coronation procession from the Františkánske Square, Radničná Street, Laurinská Street, Rybárska brána, Hviezdoslav’s Square
14:30 The accolade of knights of the Order of the Golden Spur – Hviezdoslav’s Square
10:00 – 22:00 Gallery: “Coronation of Maria Theresa” – an exhibition at the Hviezdoslav’s Square, picturing the difficult onset of the reign of Maria Theresa, who had to defend her Austrian heritage from all over Europe. Free entry.

23.6. (Sunday)

10:00 – 22:00 Contemporary crafts fair at the Hviezdoslav’s Square
10:00 – 22:00 Gallery: “Coronation of Maria Theresa” – an exhibition at the Hviezdoslav’s Square, picturing the difficult onset of the reign of Maria Theresa, who had to defend her Austrian heritage from all over Europe. Free entry.

Official Website

Source of the pictures: coronation.sk 

Author: Maria Kecsoova

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