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FAIR IN SKLAVE VILLAGE

FAIR IN SKLAVE VILLAGE

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 20/06/2016 - 22/06/2016
All Day

Location
Sklave

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P1150098-627x290The village of Sklave is one of the oldest settlements in Municipality of Sandanski. Each year just before the Christian holiday – Holy Spirit is held a fair with thousands of years of tradition – on this place used to be organized the biggest slave market in Antiquity from where comes the name of the village (the Latin word – sklav meaning a slave). Legend has it that the Thracian Spartacus was sold as a slave on that fair. Nowadays here is organized a reproduction of the ancient Roman market with goods that were traded thousands of years ago, sales of male and female slaves, spectacular gladiator battles. The visitors have the opportunity to taste dishes and drinks from the time of Romans and Thracians. Master artists and craftsmen show how to make weapons, household utensils and coins

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