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ZmaJurjevo – The Legend Will Come Alive

ZmaJurjevo - fun for all the family

ZmaJurjevo – fun for all the family

A fun family event in the Croatian capital equally attractive for all generations…

Would you like, for one day, to step into a world like the one from the series Game of Thrones or the legend of King Arthur? On Saturday the 23rd of April, 2016. the biggest park in Zagreb, Maksimir, will host ZmaJurjevo and turn into a medieval village where knights fight and over which dragons fly.

This fun family event that marks the beginning of the spring season will be equally attractive for all generations. Through a full day of cultural, entertainment and educational programs and catering facilities in the medieval atmosphere, ZmaJurjevo will make history come alive for one day in a fun tone and provide an authentic experience of medieval life.

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Thus, visitors will be able to walk through the village in medieval style, refresh themselves in the tavern with craft beers and specialties prepared according to traditional recipes, take a look at thematic exhibition in the chapel of St. George, hear more about medieval tools and old crafts and find themselves in interesting situations typical for that time. In addition, they will have a good time participating in the archery tournament, the javelin to throw competition, tug and games like horseshoe pitching and sack racing.

The evening hours are reserved for a spectacle of lights and live performances a play about the dragon-slaying tale, the legend of St. George and the Dragon performed by the Order of the Guardians of the city of Zagreb accompanied by the vocal ensemble for early music Minstrel and light effects. The visitors can also expect a projection of a flying dragon and symbolic burning bonfire in the unique and lush setting of the Maksimir park.

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For the youngest ZmaJurjevo brings interesting features such as workshops of calligraphy, heraldry and wooden shields workmanship, acrobatic workshops and puppet shows, riding school, archery tournament, fairy tales readings and occasional games, including the search for dragon eggs, horseshoe pitching, potato carrying and sack races.

ZmaJurjevo is inspired by the legend of St. George and the dragon and organized by the Order of the Guardians of the city of Zagreb, the Maksimir Centre for Culture and information and the Public Institution Maksimir.

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