...WHEN AN ANCIENT PEOPE CELEBRATED IN THE VALLEY OF NEISSE RIVER BEFORE THOUSANDS OF YEARS.
The people of Turisedia is a legendary people, who was famous for their festivals during the Roman Empire, before they was lost, in mysterious circumstances, about 1000 years ago. People from all corners of the world were boisterously roaming over the Neisse river, only to belong to the people of Turisedia. Only a few managed to do this. And they had to pass this difficult test. Demonstrate in numerous competitions. And only when they received a kiss from a Turisedian girl, they were worthy to receive mystical ordinations and henceforth to belong to this smiling nation forever.
Everyone can become - HONORARY - Turisedian, if he proves it!
This year, for the third time in over 1000 years, you will be given the opportunity to be ordained as an honorary Turisedian and enjoy great privileges. However, only those who are truly worthy will achieve their great goal.
This festival has been the culmination point in the life of the Turisede people for a thousand years. Not only important decisions were made here, but positions and titles were also granted here, while the people underwent an atmosphere of celebration. In the thicket of hanging branches and twigs, young men and young women have discovered many amazing secrets.
As it happened during the splendor of Turisede, only a few chosen ones will be honored twice during special performances on stage in front of the gathered people. This year, the privileges will be awarded in the bronze and silver class, and their value, of course, increases with the quality of the metal. At the same time, you can only be promoted one step from year to year. Holders of the bronze T-shirt of the Turisedian can play for the silver medal next year. In 2017, the first honorable Turisedians could reach for gold!
The honorable name of the "Bronze Honorary Turisedian" includes the following privileges:
• Honorary Turisedian shirt and certificate
• 101 Turids, to break yourself and others on the head
• 4 tickets for the entire Folklorum 2020
• 1 night accommodation for two people in the alcove in Woodland Settlement (outside Folklorum)
• Unbelievable honor to build shoulder to shoulder with the Turisedians from the blood and bone of the Sunday pyramid in Neisse, and earlier to participate in the great parade
The first three privileges will be issued at the end of the ordination, two more privileges only when the last one is used. For this purpose, a representative person may also be delegated - in the shirt of the honorary Turisedian.
The honorable name of the "Silver Honorary Turisedian" includes the following privileges:
- Honorary Turisedian shirt and certificate
- 101 Turids, to break yourself and others on the head
- 6 tickets for the entire Folklorum 2020
- 1 annual pass for the whole family at The Secret World of Turisedia
- 1 night accommodation for two people in Birdy Tree Bed (except Folklorum)
- The privilege of painting the face during the festival 2019 with the spirits of Kulturinsel and in the spirit of Kulturinsel
Candidates who will not be able to climb to the silver level this year will receive a starting bonus for 2020 and two entry tickets for the 2020 Turisedian Festival.
ROUTE TOWARDS THE HONORARY TURISEDIAN ORDINATION IS OVERFLOWING WITH REFRESHING SWEAT. HONORARY TURISEDIAN MAY BE EVERY ADULT WHOSE CHILDREN'S BEHAVIOR IS NOT LESS, THAN SMALL SIZE RAISIN.
Step 1: Apply to at least one discipline among all at the Turisedian Festival in the festival office, from Friday from 18:00 on the festival grounds (under OrgBüro, near the stage on the Wooden Square). You will receive a certificate to participate in the game there.
Step 2: Successful participation (so Victory) in at least one of the disciplines. You will then receive a qualifying certificate for the Holy Orders. Of course, who, through participation in many competitions, will win many of these certificates will be favored as nice!
Step 3: In the fun tests of the two holy orders of Turius, two privileged one‘s will be chosen for the joyous baptism of Turius' baptism and in this way they will be ordained at the honorary Turisedians bronze - silver - or gold class.
The competition was the most important political event in the life of the Turisedia people. Do you need a new king? Playing, the whole nation decided who would join the throne. All disputes were resolved also during games, these days the lawyer and the judge were not known. Do you need to repair Krönum after the flood? The tasks will be divided in the game.
The Kulturinsel Einsiedel is located on mythical land. Around a thousand years ago the legendary Slavic people of Turisedia lived here. Every end of the summer they celebrated their Festival Games (today called the Folklorum - Turisedian Festival Games).According to ancient, recently discovered records, political and social questions were playfully answered during the games. And this is to be taken literally!With help of the games, offices were filled, hierarchies were determined, and even strangers could acquire Turisedian civil rights through the victory in the games, if they were skilfull players.
The Turisedian Games are magnificent disciplines, which challenged every competitor in its own way. IIf a team won 5 competitions, the had to face the no less crazy ordination ritual.
The following disciplines could be reconstructed and reproduced from old documents:
The Rolling of the Giant Egg goes back to a devastating flood of the meadows of the river Neisse. The tearing water had destroyed the barns and torn all supplies with them. A famine threatened. Playing children found in the mud of the Neisse 3 gigantic eggs. Only with combined forces of the tribe could they conceal them. To which species the eggs belonged remains unknown, because before they could be hatched, they were eaten. In commemoration of this event the Rolling of the Giant Egg was introduced as a new discipline at the Turisedian Festival Games.
The Trypodical Tug of War is a game which is operated into our time. 3 teams at the same time pull 3 ropes, connected in the middle with a ring. There is a ball in the ring. The goal of this game is to carry this ball into a bucket, which is located under its own rope, in a central structure called Erectum. Near Erectum there are three flags connected to the rope, which are slowy rising along with the team’s progress. During the Tripodical Tug of War strength is not most importand, cause You also need dexterity.
Since long time ago, the Neisse Pyramid has been a great competition at the end of our final parade on Sunday, which was always intended to emphasize and intensify friendship with the neighbouring Turisedian people. 2 teams build up a human pyramid in the river Neisse. Although during training, everyone practiced strictly with their own people, it was common in the real competition that in the end, the people mingled and it’s impossible to found a winner.
One of the most spectacular games of Turisede is undoubtedly Oneboating. With a clatter you swim with a single boat into the foamy waters of Neisse, and then on time we catch as much fish as possible *. It seems to be easy, but it is difficult and causes a squeak not only of the female part of the audience. Boats from one piece of tree have a tendency to frequently fall over.
* Fish are made of wood and marked with colors. One of the teams must catch red, another blue. What is specific color of caught fish turns out when counting. Fish in bad color “get” minus points.
This Turisedian team game can be seen as a precursor to such widespread games as polo or cricket. An ancient Turisedian drawing of Popolum on an ancient piece of tree bark has survived to this day. There are two teams to play, each with two single-wheeled bicycles. Four players enter each unicycle. Three players move a monocycle named Troikum here, on which the fourth player sits. His task is to put a wooden ball under a special hat, and all this with the help of a wooden curved broom.
Threecircles are at first glance the weirdest of Turisedian games. Two teams compete on one pair of skis. The skis are shaped like a circle wrapped around a tree. The team that wins more rounds around the tree wins. According to the legend this game refers to the Turisedian hunter Bisedlus, who once got lost in the winter. In order stay awake and not fall prey to wolves, and on the other hand, do not stray from the road anymore, he spun around one tree all night long.
Over the years and centuries, the players and tactics of the Turisedian Festivals of the ancient era have become more and more sophisticated. And so one of the legends says that during The Trypodian Tug of War in the 52 year, the teams developed such forces that they dragged the three-legged object of the competition several hundred meters above the playing field, while the terrified judge at the top tried to keep the balance. The following year, the facility was anchored in the ground, while the new discipline called the Tricycle celebrated its first run ...
(adapted to the needs of Folklorum - Turisedian Games)
In the year 712 after Turius the powerful hordes of the Avars (East European warlike tribe of women, similar to the Amazons) sharpened their teeth on the unguarded borders of Turisede. A female parity half of the parliamentary committee sent to peaceful negotiations with invasions returned with a simple message: "Surrender within 24 hours, or your messengers will be castrated. First they and later the rest of your people." While the tribal council feverishly discussed the solutions, turbaned men kept in captivity did not need as much as 2 hours to wrap the warriors around the finger with charm, wit and gentleness. After a great joint feast, the former invaders left, and witty Turisedian womens invented this competition in honor of those who slipped their fate from the blade of a knife to the slipper.
The legend says that the two brothers had a small mill on the Neisse bank, which supplied bread to the whole surrounding areas. Often, one of them entered the waterwheel, in order to speed it up inside, because they were greedy and always wanted to quickly grind the grain, rather than the river would allow it. One day even that was not enough, although they lived a good life. The other brother entered the circle to speed it up. And it happened! Under the weight of two brothers a ruffled wheel broke down and along with the frightened millers drifted down the river. At the same moment, rain began to fall heavily from nowhere and the current of the river was dangerously high, as if Turius itself he was angry because of the brothers' greed. But they understood their mistake and exclaimed: "Soon the water will take us very far away, the mill wheel will be lost, and our people will have to starve. Let us go, for Turisede !! " And so their race with water and time began. Like two hamsters, they ran with a mill wheel upstream of the Neisse river, to the mill, and the rain still poured over them from above - but they laughed and baked since then only small (but as they say, tastier) rolls. The Turisedians did not allow themselves to miss the opportunity to create a new competition to commemorate two brave millers who had heroically blamed their mistake in Neisse.
In the context of the competitions of the Turisedian Games was held a festival of music, laughter, and dance. For 2 and a half days the Turisedian could be "different". We revived this tradition and invite you to come to the Folklorum - Turisedian Festival games to be different with us, while enjoying the musicians on 17 stages, the story tellers, jugglers and the bustle on the markets.