CLAN "Z" MACAJVAR
Clan "Z" MacAjvar founds its now strong and lasting roots in the mists of time ... It was 1997 when Wolf flashed the idea of reuniting in some way the closest friends he considered to be an extended family, in a “transversal” group in which everyone could recognize themselves. This could not be any clan, it had to stand out, so by assonance they decided to adopt the word Clanz which in the Trieste dialect indicates a country road. Finally the name: MacAjvar! (For the uninitiated, Ajvar is a typical sauce of the karst areas that is used on boiled and grilled meats).
The cultural association AES TORKOI of Trieste was born from a group of people with a common passion for history, experimental archeology and historical re-enactment.
After careful research on the uses, customs and tools of the Gallic populations of the Trieste Karst, Friuli and nearby Istria of the III-II century BC, they reproduce handcrafted jewelry, accessories, war tools and objects of common use, also initiating experiments of a sartorial nature , artisanal, gastronomic as well as fencing activities thus evoking the ancient Gallic population of the Carni.
The Tre Draghi Cultural Association is a group of friends dedicated to studying and self-producing objects, clothing and weapons typical of Celtic populations who lived between the 4th and 2nd centuries BC, reconstructing their activities through the setting up of historical camps during festivals. and re-enactments. In particular, the goal is to re-propose the life of a supra-tribal organization of continental European warriors linked to the mercenary service and therefore usually forced to expeditions and movements that lead them at a certain time to settle temporarily in the geographical region of the Eastern Alpine Arc. and the Caput Adriae (territories currently divided between Italy, Austria and Slovenia), areas inhabited at the time by various populations including the Celtic ones of the Carni, the Taurisci, the Catubrini and the Norici. In this sense, the symbol chosen for the banner of the Clan is of great importance, defined by archaeologists as "Pair of Dragons", which is often traced back to populations of this kind.
The clan was born from the passion of Annamaria and Flavio for Celtic culture and historical re-enactment, especially regarding the traditional music and dances of which they become so expert that they can be taught with joy and professionalism, transmitting the fun and joy of Breton and Scottish dances. and Irish. They have been an integral part of the festival for many years now, conducting stages in which dozens of people participate, from absolute beginners to expert dancers.
The Clan del Toro is a cultural association that deals with the safeguarding of Celtic traditions in the places of origin, with particular emphasis on the Celtic traditions of the Veneto. The intent of the founding members is to seek the connection between the various European Celtic cultures through the study of the history, traditions, legends, customs and traditions of the Celtic peoples and to research how much of all this has been handed down to the days ours, to the point that it is still present in our daily life. The choice of Taurus as a symbol of association is for what Taurus represents in Celtic culture. In fact, the "Tarvus" is a powerful animal symbol of prosperity, fertility, wealth, deeply linked to the land of origin but at the same time connected to the sky through the elegant sickle-shaped horns stretched out almost in obedience to the divinities.