Monday, 20. May 2013 - 02:05
15. 08. 12. - 10:00
This year, in order to spread the story of pirate fightings on Omis coast in Dalmatia around the world, the Tourist organisation of Omis has addressed an invitation to the agent of famous actor Johnny Depp, who is a film symbol of piracy through his portrayal of character Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series, to appear in Omis and participate at the pirate fight demostration between Dalmatians and their conquerors - the Venetians on 18 August.
In the past 6 years, since the fights took place, the story of the Dalmatian sea invaders, demonstrations of their struggle, has become very popular and well known among sea, history and tradition lovers.
This year the citizens of Omis have decided to invite the most famous pirate of all, capricious Jack Sparrow. A cult figure of the pirate, who is revived by the world-famous actor Johnny Depp. Depp was invited to magnify this event as a special guest. Unlike the cinematic illusions, pirate manifestation in Omis is unique reconstruction of the original pirate battle between the Dalmatians and the Venetians, which occurred in the 13th Century.
The goal is to promote Omis as a traditional and cultural center, and with this event to enhance the tourist offerings of the town. Almost 100 participants with original weapons will engage in the reconstruction of pirate battles, fighting in the traditional Pirate galleys, Venetian galleys and Sagittas - fast pirate ships.
More than 10,000 visitors participated at this event last year. All dressed up in pirate uniforms, the pirates revived an old tradition that in a few years became one of the most popular summer events. This year, it is expected even more visitors than last year, which will foster an eternal fight among Dalmatians and their conquerors - the Venetians. Will the Omis pirates conquer the victory, defend the Omis harbor,entertain guests and show that, after a seven centuries of pirate tradition, they are still "old sea conquerors"? All of this you can find out in Omis on 18 August.
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