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Festivals and Cultural Events

Experience Prague’s vibrant culture through festivals and events. Discover the best celebrations throughout the year in our dedicated blog category.

Easter 2023 in Prague

If you’re hopping over to Prague in April 2023, you’re in for an egg-citing treat – the city’s Easter celebration! While the progressive locals might not follow all the traditional customs, the festive spirit is still egg-ceptional. Easter weekend falls on April 7-10, 2023, but you can still get into the swing of things at…

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March 25, 2023

Things to Do in Prague in 2023

  Are you considering a visit to the “City of Hundred Spires” in 2023? Then you might want to check out this list of major festivals and events that will make Prague come to life. Make sure to be in town at the right moment because BIG things are coming up this year!    Three…

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January 2, 2023

Where to Eat in Prague on Christmas Eve 2022

For Czechs the most important day of the holiday season is… the 24th! Yes, it’s Christmas Eve when the whole family gets together around the Christmas tree and waits for Baby Jesus to bring the gifts. It’s when we spend time together, observe all kinds of curious traditions and in the evening sit down to…

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December 21, 2022

What to Do in Prague for Christmas Holidays 2022

The Christmas season is undoubtedly one of the best times of the year to visit Prague. Why? Because it’s simply magical! All the Christmas lights and decorations in the streets, the festive atmosphere, the abundance of traditional food and drinks all around… and especially the amazing Christmas Markets!  Here’s a list of things you definitely…

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November 18, 2022

Unmissable Prague Music Festivals – June 2022

Whether you’re in Prague for a month or just for a few days this June, you probably won’t be starved for entertainment. There is beer to drink, all the almost compulsory touristy sites to visit, people to meet and the atmosphere of general relaxed splendour of summer to soak up. If you want to add…

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May 25, 2022

The Czech Witch-Burning Festival of April 30th and Why You Want To Take Part

Springtime in Prague is beautiful. Plants are just starting to bloom, sidewalk seating spread around town, and, even though it may not look that way this year yet, the winter coats are shelved for warm weather clothing. But wait! Before we can feel safe knowing the warmth will stay, we need to ensure that the…

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April 29, 2022

A Comprehensive Guide to Czech Christmas Traditions (Part 2)

Christmas takes a lot of preparation. Czech people are crazy about tidying up for this occasion. Christmas cleaning is actually a special term in our language. It involves cleaning everything you come across at your place, including windows, no matter the weather. Even if it is freezing outside, this just needs to get done. Your…

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December 13, 2021

A Comprehensive Guide to Czech Christmas Traditions (Part 1)

Christmas in the Czech Republic involves a combination of pagan and Christian traditions. Sometimes it is hard to distinguish between the two, but it doesn’t matter too much, for we love them all irrespectively. There used to be major celebrations of winter solstice already before the birth of Jesus Christ. Also known as midwinter, the…

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December 9, 2021

Everything You Need to Know about Prague’s Christmas Markets 2021

Imagine this: you are in Prague for Christmas and wondering what is the best place to soak in the holiday atmosphere. Well, there is a simple answer: you shouldn’t miss the Christmas markets throughout the city. Or actually… this year it is, again, more like Christmas hotspots all over the city. Just before all the…

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November 13, 2021

Why do Czech People Burn the Witches on April 30th?

Springtime in Prague is beautiful. Plants are just starting to bloom, sidewalk seating spread around town, and the winter coats are shelved for warm weather clothing. But wait! Before we can feel safe knowing the warmth will stay, we need to ensure that the evils of winter are gone. “How does one do that?” you…

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April 28, 2021

Decorate Your Own Kraslice for Easter – DIY Tutorial

Easter is just around the corner! In the following week, most of the Czech families will be busy with the spring cleanup, cooking and baking the traditional festive goodies, and decorating their homes for the upcoming holiday. While it’s impossible for you to experience all this in our country this year, there are still ways…

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March 29, 2021

A Local’s Guide to St. Nicholas (Mikuláš) Day in Prague

Should you find yourself in Prague on December 5 as night starts to fall, the chances are that you will notice groups of angels and devils scaring children out of their wits. But don’t worry, this is not a nightmare, it is only Mikuláš – a quirky Czech holiday with a long tradition in our…

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December 3, 2019

Here Is Why You Should Spend New Year’s Eve in Prague

  Winter is almost here and the inevitable question keeps popping up in your mind – what should I do for New Year’s Eve? Of course, you can spend it with your relatives, throw a party in your hometown, or go to the mountains like you always do… but why not experiencing something completely new? …

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December 2, 2019

Czech Christmas through the Eyes of an Expat: A Practical Guide

Christmas in Prague is picturesque, charming and …well…different than what I grew up with in the US. Back home in the States we have Bing Crosby or Nat King Cole crooning about “chestnuts roasting on an open fire”folks “dashing through the snow” and an occasional reference to the Czech Republic’s own ‘Good King Wenceslas”. Santa…

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October 30, 2019

A Guide to Prague’s Autumn Art Festivals

Prague has a reputation for stunning architecture, mouth-watering food and an endless supply of beer. As if this wasn’t enough, it also has a long tradition of cultural life. Sitting at the crossroads of the East and West, Prague has long been the cultural hub of Central Europe gaining inspiration from all around Europe.If you…

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October 3, 2019

Prague Signal Festival 2019 – How to Enjoy it Like a Local

Autumn is the best time to visit Prague: the temperature is just perfect and the city is much less crowded. But what makes autumn in Prague even more special is the Prague Signal Festival, the city’s largest and most spectacular cultural event of the year that will take place 10- 13 October this year. The…

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September 9, 2019

The Perks of the Grape Harvest Season in Prague

Did you know that apart from beer, the Czech Republic also has a rich production of wine? In fact, our wine ranks among the best in the world and its production is accompanied by numerous celebrations. Early autumn is grape harvest season, which means plenty of wine tastings and festivals take place all over the…

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August 19, 2019

Experience the Spirit of Czech Classical Music in 2019

Did you know that apart from making beer, we are also quite good at music? Well, some kinds of music, at least. Maybe our popular tunes are not exactly world-renowned, but you could hardly say that about our classical music. I’m pretty sure some of you must have heard of guys such as Bedřich Smetana,…

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July 29, 2019

Experience the vibe of Prague’s Gay Pride

In August 2011, Prague’s LGBT community joined in the worldwide celebration of gay pride, with a series of events held in the city centre. Ever since, this annual festival has become one of the most colourful spectacles in Prague, bringing together a wide audience of people. The 9th annual Prague Pride takes place on August…

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July 15, 2019

Film Festivals across the Czech Republic that You Should Check out

Another edition of the festival series brings us to films. We have already talked about food and music festivals in Prague, but what about films, aren’t they cool too? Of course, they are, especially if you get to enjoy them during a cultural celebration that brings together people with the same interest. Film festivals have…

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June 11, 2019

Music Festivals in Prague You Will Never Forget

Last week we brought you a list of all the exciting food festivals that take place in Prague this summer. Food is great, we love food. But how about some music? Because when it comes to music, Prague definitely doesn’t stay behind! There is always something going on in our lovely city and no matter…

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May 23, 2019

Food Festivals in Prague You Don’t Want to Miss

Summer is just around the corner and the season of food festivals in Prague is about to begin. Get your taste buds ready because from now on, almost every weekend brings a different event devoted to food from all over the world! Food festivals became really popular in the Czech Republic over the last couple…

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May 13, 2019

A Czech Guide to Romance

The time of the year is approaching, when many people around the world will celebrate love – Valentineʼs Day. What about the Czechs, do they engage in this celebration? And what other ways of expressing love will you encounter here? Let me start this little Czech love-guide by a rather bold but justifiable statement –…

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February 10, 2019

Happy Birthday to Czechoslovakia – 100 Years of Independence

On the 28th of October 1918, a new country has formed in the heart of Europe. By declaring its independence from the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Czechoslovakia was born and it lasted for 75 years. Although the Czechs and Slovaks waved goodbye to each other in 1993, when the country was separated into two independent states, they…

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October 1, 2018