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November, 2015

The Battle of Varna took place on 10 November 1444. Also called the "Battle of Nations", as different European Nations took part in it - Bulgarians, Hungarians, Poles, Czechs, Slovaks, Wallachian, Ruthenian, Croatians, Saxons, Lithuanians ....

It was the last attempt of Christian Europe to push the Ottomans out of the Balkans. On one side was the allied European army, led by the Polish-Hungarian King Wladyslaw III Yagello (Varnenchik) and the Transylvanian ruler Janos Hunyadi. On the other were the Janissaries and the Sipahis of Sultan Murad II. The result of the battle was decisive Ottoman victory, after which the Balkans became part of the Empire for nearly 5 centuries ...

To commemorate the event, every year clubs from Bulgaria and Europe organize a reenactment of the famous battle, using authentic costumes and weapons

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