The Five-petalled Rose Celebrations 2011 will again allow you to take a peek into the Renaissance period during one weekend (17-19 June). The town will be filled with drumbeat and voices of wandering singers; both the common folk and the nobility will be entertained by the jugglers' and actors' tricks and everything will be complemented with the smell of roast meat and other delicacies. Brave knights carrying the flag with the coloured rose of their kin, noble ladies and the vassals will greet the town during a magnificent procession which will conclude the festive ceremonies. You will also be able to witness the nighttime fire procession, live chess or historical market.
Unlike previous years of the Celebrations when William of Rosenberg, the ruler of the Rosenberg dynasty, took the center stage and his younger brother Petr Vok of Rosenberg was only his guide or the organizer of the Celebrations, this year Sir Petr Vok will become the central figure of the 2011 Celebrations. Therefore we will remember some of the turning points in his life (such as the wedding of Petr Vok to Catherine of Ludanice in 1580) and we will also be reminded of some ancient legends (like the legend of the White Lady, the nanny of Petr Vok).
The Celebrations programme will be completed by a historical tournament named The Rosenberg Knightly Tournament or knights on horses and historical feast on the Rosenberg court, referring to the ancient legend of the House of Vítkovci. And the Brewery Gardens will be filled with music by Alan Stivell.
For more information: www.ckrumlov.cz/slavnosti2011