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  • Area: 496 km² (191.5 sq mi)
  • Calling Code: +420
  • Currency: Czech koruna (CZK)
  • Population (EST): 1,267,449
  • Language: Czech
  • Time Zone: CET (UTC+1), Summer CEST (UTC+2)
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Prague – Events

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Carnevale Praha

Enjoy two week s of Bohemian carnival, costume and masquerade, at events thrown across the city that celebrates human joy.

Easter celebrations

An Easter to remember as boy chase girls through the streets, water bombs fly, and the women gift their men wonderfully ornate painted eggs and sweets.

The Burning of the Witches

Bonfires galore as straw witches burn atop them, to help say goodbye to the long winter. Many of these bonfire events have free admission.

New Year’s.

Watch the New Year’s Day fireworks explode from behind Prague Castle and see the New Year in style and wonder.

Carnevale Praha

Enjoy two week s of Bohemian carnival, costume and masquerade, at events thrown across the city that celebrates human joy.

Easter celebrations

An Easter to remember as boy chase girls through the streets, water bombs fly, and the women gift their men wonderfully ornate painted eggs and sweets.

The Burning of the Witches

Bonfires galore as straw witches burn atop them, to help say goodbye to the long winter. Many of these bonfire events have free admission.

The Day of Love

A day devoted to lovers, and to welcome the spring.

Praha Dance Festival

A popular international festival of Czech and international dance and motion, many events in this programme sell out, so be quick.

Street Theatre Teatrotoc Festival

A great fun festival featuring jugglers, dancing, and musicians, and circus performers share their skills in the streets.

Dvorakova Praha (Festival of Classical Music)

An international programme of classical music, featuring the works of Antonin Dvorak and other well known composers.

Strings of Autumn Festival

Running since 1996, this festival is now an important fixture in Prague’s calendar. The best of jazz, world music and crossover genres.

Golden Prague

Music and dance festival now in its 47th year, presenting the best of music and dance television programming. Join in the live events around the city.

Anniversary of the Velvet Revolution

The 17th sees a national day of commemoration, marking the end of communist rule and the celebration of democracy in Czechoslovakia. Parades and wreath laying in Wenceslas Square.

5th: St. Nicholas Tradition

St. Nicholas Day is the day for children. Costumed St Nicholas and the Angel walk the streets gift giving.

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