The Burnum Ides – The traditional ceremony of reviving Roman customs and way of life

Burnumske Ides in honor of the twentieth anniversary of the archaeological research of the Roman site of Burnum

XV. Burnum’s Ides will be held, under the slogan “Fortune follows the brave – Audaces fortuna iuvat”, on Saturday, August 12, at 9 p.m.

The good part of the program, held in front of the amphitheater, included a traditional antique table, a presentation of crafts (blacksmithing, pottery, and shoemaking), and various skills (writing with wax, making wooden toys, mosaics, and bulls, felting wool), exchange office (for denars), grooming ( dressing, make-up …), resting on the triclinium, divination from beans, procedures of ancient medicine, etc. Visitors could also participate in ancient Roman games. The event’s central event was staging an event from the time of the Roman emperors in the amphitheater.

Burnum Idas, Roman legions, NP Krka, Croatia, photo credit by NP Krka
Burnum Idas, Roman legions, NP Krka, Croatia, photo credit by NP Krka

Italian association Legio I. Italica visited Burnum, which uniquely, by presenting the lives of Roman soldiers, legionnaires, and gladiators, enriched the manifestation of Burnum ide and thus contributed to the promotion of this unique site. All visitors witnessed “first hand” the life of Roman soldiers as it was two thousand years ago thanks to our guests, who portrayed it so authentically.

Roman legions, Burnum Idas, NP Krka, Croatia, photo credit by NP Krka
Roman legions, Burnum Idas, NP Krka, Croatia, photo credit by NP Krka

The term ide initially referred to the days of the full moon, which the Romans considered auspicious for organizing festivities and celebrations. After two thousand years, Burnum ide is reorganized to reconstruct the history of this area in Roman times, showing the life and customs of the civilian population, but also the inevitable elements of legionary skills, all complemented by various art forms that have their roots and themes from that time. Holding Ida aims to acquaint visitors and locals with the exceptional value of the Burnum archeological site. In addition to cultural and educational functions, the event encourages visits to upstream sites. It contributes to the development of rural tourism and tourist valorization of the hinterland of Sibenik-Knin County.

Burnum Idas in August, NP Krka, Croatia, photo credit by NP Krka
Burnum Idas in August, NP Krka, Croatia, photo credit by NP Krka

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