For two days – Friday 8th and Saturday 9th September – Masaryk Square, Černá louka and Silesian Ostrava Castle will host historical scenes and period performances.
The two-day celebration called Historický rej (Historic Bustle) will take place on the occasion of the 750th anniversary of the first written mention of Ostrava in the testament of Olomouc Bishop Bruno von Schauenburg. Visitors can look forwards to a rich program, pleasant music and food. There will also be prepared an interesting competition for both children and adults.
Along with the Černá louka and the Silesian Ostrava Castle, the two-day festivities will take place mainly in Masaryk Square, where two main ceremonies of historical celebrations will happen.
The ceremonial opening of the event will begin on Friday afternoon at 4:30 pm with the participation of the Mayor of Ostrava Tomáš Macura and invited guests. On Saturday at 10 am, a festive Holy Mass will take place. It will last until 12 am and will be officiated by Ostrava-Opava Bishop Mons. František Václav Lobkowicz.
The historical festival will take place in period costumes and historical backdrops. The festival will also feature a costume contest – the more imaginative costumes, the better. Visitors in costumes can come to the presentation zone of the city of Ostrava, which will be in Masaryk Square, and have a photographer take a picture of them. The photos will be then sent to them via email. The costume competition will be divided into four categories: female, male, children up to 140 cm and groups.
At the end of the event, a jury will choose three best costumes in each category and the winners will be awarded with prizes. Visitors don’t need to come in period costumes but it would be much appreciated.