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CORONATION CELEBRATION FESTIVAL 21-28 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The coronation is staged according to historical documents, with over 200 actors performing in period costumes.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 Leopold II (the younger son of Maria Theresa of Habsburg), who was crowned in 1790 at the St. Martin’s Cathedral.

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2018 PROGRAM

21.6. (Thursday)

14:00 – 22.00 Gallery: “In the shadow of the Turkish halfmoon” – an exhibition of wax figures depicting celebrities who participated in the siege of Vienna in 1683. Free entry.

22.6. (Friday)

14:00 – 22:00 Contemporary crafts fair at the Hviezdoslav’s Square
10:00 – 21.00 Gallery: “In the shadow of the Turkish halfmoon” – an exhibition of wax figures depicting celebrities who participated in the siege of Vienna in 1683. Free entry.
Tasting of Devinsky ribezlak – wine with history
Coronation goulash from a crowned ox

23.6. (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 Leopold II at the Church of the Most Holy Savior (Jesuit Church) at the Main Squarefree admission, voluntary contributions are welcome
15:00 Coronation procession from the Františkánske Square, Michalská Street, Ventúrska Street, Straková Street, Hviezdoslav’s Square
15:20 The accolade of knights of the Order of the Golden Spur – Hviezdoslav’s Square
15:30 Coronation oath – Hviezdoslav’s Square
16:00 Ceremonial start tapping wine from the fountain – Vtáčia fontána – Ventúrska Street
10:00 – 22.00 Gallery: “In the shadow of the Turkish halfmoon” – an exhibition of wax figures depicting celebrities who participated in the siege of Vienna in 1683. Free entry.
Coronation goulash from a crowned ox

In certain food stands you will be able to pay with the coronation chips of Maria Theresa, Charles VI. and Elisabeth Christine.

24.6. (Sunday)

10:00 – 22:00 Contemporary crafts fair at the Hviezdoslav’s Square
10:00 – 22.00 Gallery: “In the shadow of the Turkish halfmoon” – an exhibition of wax figures depicting celebrities who participated in the siege of Vienna in 1683. Free entry.
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
Coronation goulash from a crowned ox
In certain food stands you will be able to pay with the coronation chips of Maria Theresa, Charles VI. and Elisabeth Christine.

25.-27.6. (Monday-Wednesday)

09:00 – 21.00 Gallery: “In the shadow of the Turkish halfmoon” – an exhibition of wax figures depicting celebrities who participated in the siege of Vienna in 1683. Free entry.

28.6. (Thursday)

09:00 – 14.00 Gallery: “In the shadow of the Turkish halfmoon” – an exhibition of wax figures depicting celebrities who participated in the siege of Vienna in 1683. Free entry.

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Source of the pictures: coronation.sk 

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