Knights tournament kicks off in Serbian fortress Smederevo for first time since pandemic
SMEDEREVO (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – May 30, 2021) The medieval battle festival of Knights and Legends opened in the 15th-century Smederevo fortress in central Serbia, becoming the first such event since the beginning pandemic, a Sputnik correspondent reported on Sunday. .
A site for knights’ duels, homemade tents and a shooting range for archery competitions have been set up on the banks of the Danube. More than 50 swordsmen, archery specialists, craftsmen and horsemen take part in the festival.
âThe Knights and Legends Global Project is organized in collaboration with the Historical Medieval Battle Association HMBIA, the Courage of the Ages of St. Petersburg and the Historical Medieval Battle of Liechtenstein, as they did for the World Championship of the Battle of the Nations 2019, âBojan Tasic of the White Eagles association, which organizes the event, told Sputnik.
According to him, other events are currently in the works, including an annual international championship in the fortress of Smederevo and other medieval towns, the festival of knights Just Out at the monastery of Manasija in August, and other educational projects in the Serbian fortresses.
Smederevo Fortress is one of the largest flat fortresses in Europe, located 45 km (28 miles) downstream from the Serbian capital of Belgrade. In 2019, the fortress hosted the Battle of the Nations championship. The four-day event drew more than 5,000 people, with 40 national teams competing in several combat disciplines.