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Pressmeddelande   •   Aug 14, 2015 14:05 CEST

Znojmo Historic Vintage

The biggest celebration of wine in Znojemsko with a historical parade and marketplace

The celebration recalls the year 1327 when Czech King John of Luxembourg and his wife Elisabeth of Bohemia and the royal court arrived in Znojmo. The full program offers a number of supporting events: theater performances, concerts, fireworks, jousting tournaments, historic marketplace with demonstrations of crafts, and a military camp. The culmination of the celebration is a festive parade through the city, which of course is never missed by that favorite of visitors to Znojmo’s historic vintage, the god of wine and good cheer Bacchus. Blazing torches add atmosphere to Friday’s procession, and Saturday afternoon peaks on the grandstand with the transfer of the city charter and punishment of rogue winemakers.

Date: September 11 – 12, 2015

Type: Wine celebration

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Festival of Baroque Art Český Krumlov

In Český Krumlov you will see Baroque art in its purest and original form!

A remarkable tradition was born in May 2008 when Vivaldi’s rediscovered opera Argippo premiered at Prague Castle. The other performances that took place that year, fully staged in spectacular form at the Baroque Castle Theatre in Český Krumlov, were combined with several concerts to form the new Festival of Baroque Art. Since then, a team of researchers has been preparing modern world premieres of Baroque opera every year. While Prague sees a semi-staged version of the premiere in May, you can see the full version during the festival in Český Krumlov.

Date: September 18 – 20, 2015

Type: Festival of Baroque Art

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Signal Festival in Prague

Prague after Dark Will Come Alive with Light for Four Days in October!

The Signal Festival of videomapping and light art will light up the historical center of Prague for the second time in October. The exhibition of new technologies will liven up Old Town Square, Hybernia Palace, The Fruit Market, but also Kampa.

Signal is an international festival of light, which takes place in the public area of the historic center of Prague. The festival attracts tens of thousands of visitors to the streets of the metropolis to see the outdoor lighting installations and video-mapping exhibits in places such as the Dancing House, Old Town Square, The Church of St. Ludmila, Charles Bridge, Museum Kampa, Petřín Lookout Tower or the Metronome, Střelecký Island, Klementinum or Náměstí Míru Square.

Date: October 15 - 18, 2015

Type: Festival of light

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Theater World Brno

This theater festival in Brno includes two dazzling events: Jugglers Night and Masks Ceremony.

The International Festival of Theater World in Brno was established in 2010 by a joint initiative of most theaters in the city and by the Brno Cultural Centre as the main organizer. This unique cultural festival excites the whole city; in addition to theaters, performances take place in the squares and streets. The smallest guests can enjoy the theater fair or a wide variety of clowns and jugglers. The festival has a traditional opening ceremony in the form of the whirling Jugglers Night, with the monumental Masks Ceremony closing it. The center of Brno will be the site of picturesque and dazzling parades of all participating theaters and artists in fantastic masks – and even spectators may join in!

Date: October 17 - 21, 2015

Type: Theater festival

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