Viking Festival

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Classification Festivities
Festivals and Performances Viking Festival
Festivals and Performances
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Vikingfestivalen
Zone Europe
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Nation Norway
Address Kong Augvaldsvei, 4262 Avaldsnes, Karmøy, Rogaland, Norway
Language 노르웨이어
Period 매년
Website http://vikinggarden.no/vikingfestivalen/
Year Established 1814
Host Viking History Centre
Summary
Over 1000 years ago when York was under Viking rule great celebrations took place during February called ‘Jolablot.’ The festival heralded the coming of spring and the end of winter hardships.
These celebrations were long forgotten until the 1980s when York Archaeological Trust revived this lost Norse tradition.
Recognised as the largest Viking Festival in Europe, the annual JORVIK Viking Festival is a city-wide celebration of York’s Viking heritage.
The festival’s programme of family-friendly events, lectures, guided walks and battle re-enactments attracts over 40,000 visitors each year from across the globe, with many returning year after year to take part and enjoy the atmosphere.

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