Program of the Festival

Festval program 10:00 A.M. 0 10:00 P.M.

Tournament "May Graf"
Become to a best warrior in Riga!
Registration

Participant's age limit - 18 to 60 y.o.

Participation - free. 

Registration to be applyed.

Knight yournament for children and juniors "Sir's Roland cup 2017"
Registration

Tournament participants age limit - 7 to 17 y.o.

Participation - free. 

Registration to be applyed.

VI best historical costume stilization contest
"Modern Renaissance 2017"
Registration

There in no age limits. All you need - your historical costume to take a part in one of the nominations.

Registration to be applyed

Medieval fair (info for traders)

Medieval fair participation rules

MAY FIRE FEST 2017

At the "Count of May festival" also May Fire fest will took place.

Dates of May Dire Fest - 20-21 May 2017


Registration for participants - here 

Festival of historical stilization
"Count of May 2017"
unique Riga spring carnival for all family! 


May 20, 2017
Riga Old City, Town Hall square

With the first warm sun rays an unique Riga tradition is brought back to life. You will see at the streets brave knight and ladies in historical carnival costumes, fun medieval attractions for children and adults, songs and dances, and  a knight tournament in honor of Count of May title!
Who will win this year’s title of the best defender of Riga, and the opportunity to name your beloved lady the Countess of May?
 

FREE ENTRANCE
FREE PARTICIPATION:
• May Graf tournament
• Child knight tournament  "Roland cup 2017"
• Best costume contest "Modern Renaissance 2017"


History

The festival of Count of May arrived from Germany, Scandinavia, Gotland and England, where they were celebrated as spring festivity during Middle Ages. The Count of May, who symbolized the spring, would come into towns and villages with his entourage. The first mentioning about the Count of May celebration in Riga dates back to 15th century, when the count of May was elected in presence of the town council on a stretch of an open space outside the city. The person who won the title of Count of May could keep it for a year, and it was always someone from The Great Guild. The participants of the celebration would go on a festive procession to the Great Guild, where a luscious feast took place.

Festival today

Today Count of May is based on historical traditions with many new modern multicultural and innovative tendences. 
Now it is bright carnival for all family, all participants are welcomed in historical or fantasy dresses. Any of historical ages between X and XIX century is welcomed, as well as fantasy dresses like Game of Thrones etc. 
Rhis unique spring festival is for new spring coming, new joy coming into our life. Be creative, be fantastic - be with us!

JOY FOR FREE!

Entrance for all is for free - all day long.
Also for free are main activities of festival:


• May Graf tournament
• Child knight tournament  "Roland cup 2017"
• Best costume contest "Modern Renaissance 2017"
and all performances on the main stage




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Foto no 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 gada 

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