The Time for Medieval Festivals

Most medieval festivals in Romania are organized in summer, between late spring and beginning of autumn. There are exceptions, such as a Christmas Medieval Sighisoara, in 1997, or the festival in Mogosoaia, from November 2018 to confine myself to just two examples. Low temperatures coupled with wind take away potential spectators and disturbs seriously the actors. The scorching […]

Transylvanian Citadels, XVIIth Edition

Nomen Est Omen participated in 14 of the 17 editions of the Transylvanian Citadels Festival held until 2017. The Medieval and Renaissance music concerts held in the Grand Square of Sibiu,  are in line with the thinking of Umberto Eco who saw Middle Ages in all things, appearing in all his activities “which were not, […]

(Medieval) Resistance Group in Deva

In the eighteenth century, after the fall of Oradea in the hands of the Turks, Deva remained the  only unoccupied city in the area. Four centuries later, in 2017, on the plateau of the old Transylvanian city, entered in a cultural circuit following an extensive restoration campaign, and some of the promoters of the historical reenactment from […]

The Police Are On Our Side

For medieval festivals the police support is needed, not that there is imminent danger regarding violations of the law, but because where many people gather security and protection services, medical or fire must be ready to react immediatly. Their involvement in public projects is otherwise mandatory. This may also have cultural connotations, because those concerned […]