Calendar of Events

Nike – Game and the Victory

open for all
Organised by
Mos Maiorum Ulpiae Serdicae Association - Sofia (BG) - Coordinator
"Future for Nikyup" Association (BG)
Veliko Tarnovo Municipality (BG)
Veliko Tarnovo RIM (BG)
Town Hall of Nikyup (BG)

This event will take place at the Archaeological park Nicopolis ad Istrum near the Nikyup village. The aim of the festival is to popularize this unique archaeological park. The festival this year is part of the cultural calendar of the Veliko Tarnovo municipality.
Visitors to the 3rd edition of this festival will see re-enactments of Roman rituals, antique fashion, a slave market, gladiatorial games, demonstrations of Roman and barbaric weapons and battles from the period of the Daco-Roman and Romano-Gothic wars.
The traditional craft market will include Roman cuisine, demonstration of jewellery and ornaments, coinage and pottery.

Venue: NIAR Nicopolis ad Istrum

Participants from Bulgaria and neighboring countries.

Program in modules
I. Day 1 / Saturday
Craft market, workshops: demonstrations of Roman table games, Roman fashion and hairstyles. Reproduction of the foundation of the city – an Auspice rituals. Roman-Dacian wars: demonstration of equipment, battlefields and battles, Roman process, slave market and gladiator fights. Recreation of the visit of Emperor Caracalla in Nicopolis ad Istrum. Demonstration of Sports Games set up by emperor. Roman cuisine and demonstrations - Radoslav Maschkov - Master Chief in Restaurant ‘’Bianco.

Saturday Evening show
Ancient theater and performance of poetry in Latin and Ancient Greek . "Eriney" – performance with ancient musical instruments.

II. Day 2 / Sunday
Late Antique event – Recreationof the Roman-Gothic battle and presentation of the missionary activity of Ulfilas in Nicopolis ad Istrum.

Writer: Vladimir Popov