Easter in Prague

Easter markets started at Andel, Prague

Easter markets started officially yesterday, at the precinct by Andel metro station. A number of concerts is going to take place on the stage there. The speaked of Prague 5 informed the programme will be mostly in country style.

Regular concerts start on Monday 24th March and go from 15:30 to 18:30 hours. Besides shops with eastern goods there are also two stances, dedicated to charity.

The stands display some typical Czech souvenirs, such as fine hand crafted goods. You can find there wooden toys, crystal glasses, candles or puppets, all manner of food and drink, but also show off some of the nice old customs that make up a traditional Czech Easter!

Easter and Easter Markets coming to Prague

On Saturday 8th March, the traditional Eastern Markets start in Prague. The stalls with Easter symbols and souvenirs will be placed on Old Town Square as usual, this years’ season partially moves from Wenceslas Square to Na Prikope street.

Old Town Square hosts a stage as usual, offering cultural programme. The Organizers promise also display of Czech and European Easter traditions and habits. The markets last 23 days, until Sunday 30th March

The markets will be devoted to the Czech Easter traditions and habits. People can taste traditional Czech food, such as a cake called Easter Beranek or Easter stuffing. The birch tree, which is connected with Easter, will be put in the middle of Old Town Square.

We’ll certainly inform you about other events during the Easter in Prague.

Will you be spending Easter in Prague?

Decorated Easter eggs Easter holidays will brings many people into the capital of the Czech republic. The road police, therefore, expect traffic jams on Czech highways, especially on D1 between Prague and Brno, and at the borders with Poland and Germany.

Meteorologists expect warm weather with pleasant temperatures, on Monday even about 20˚C (68 ˚F). Prague prepared besides Easter markets many interesting events as well as religious masses and concerts. Read more about Czech Easter.

For those who would like to celebrate Easter in a bit unusual way, we can recommend tomorrow’s Day of Curiosities in Old Town Square or special Easter green beer in Monastic Brewery Strahov in the area of Strahov Monastery.

Day full of curiosities in Prague's Old Town Square

Easter markets in Prague Visitors of Prague should not miss Old Town Square tomorrow, which doesn’t offer ‘only’ Easter markets with traditional goods, but also many interesting curiosities visitors can watch or even participate.

Old Town Square will get special decoration tomorrow – made by the biggest painted egg, an egg made from safety matches, a huge egg made of quail eggs or large Easter ‘pomlazka’.

Czech agency Dobry den from Pelhrimov administrating the Czech Book of Records will be present at many competitions in the square, such as weaving pussy willow twigs, eating Easter cakes, throwing eggs and decorating large eggs.

A company concerned in bird protection, Merlin, will offer shows of owls and other birds of prey. Visitors can not even pet them but also send them to other visitors in a small circle.

Thousands of tourists heading to Prague for Easter

Prague expects about 70 thousands of tourists during Easter. It is the first peak of the season after the winter. And because Prague is no huge city, the centre will be probably very crowded.

The number of foreign tourists in Prague usually increases by 30%, compared to an ordinary weekend. Most of the tourists are from the European countries, because Easter is a Christian feast and people in Asia don´t celebrate it. There are especially many tourists from Spain, Italy and Great Britain during Easter.

There are many events in Prague, related to Easter, such as the Easter markets, exhibitions and Masses.

Another short-term increase of tourists in Prague won´t come before Christmas. As for the season, most tourists come to Prague during summer months.

Easter 2007 in Prague

Next to the Easter markets in Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square you can visit many places in Prague where Easter is celebrated. One of the places could be Prague Zoo in Prague-Troja and its Easter markets with Easter whips, painted eggs and competitions.

Supreme Bulgrave’s House at Prague Castle will hold an Easter exhibit with old Czech craft demonstrations from 4th to 9th April. From 1st to 9th April you can see Easter traditions connected with flowers in Prague Botanical Garden.

Another option is Church of Sts Simon and Jude that offers an Easter concert Quartetto Cortentante on 5th April. Bohuslav Martinu’s composition is held in the Estates Theatre on 6th April. On 12th April you can attend Easter concert Solideo in the Bulgrave’s House chamber hall in Vysehrad.

If you want to go to mass, you can visit St Vitus Cathedral at Prague Castle. Masses are there especially on Sundays 1st and 8th April and Monday 9th April (mostly at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m.).

Read more about Czech traditions at Easter.

Prague Easter markets have already started

Easter markets in Wenceslas Square in Prague Easter markets in Old Town Square, Wenceslas Square and other places in Prague started last Saturday. People can enjoy the atmosphere and buy traditional goods and food there until 15th April.

The most popular goods the first weekend were coloured eggs or items with Easter or Prague motives on them. The Old Town Square is decorated with four huge eggs, flowers, coloured ribbons or a ‘observation bridge’ with a bird-nest. Children can create their own egg, weave pussy willow twigs or play with animals in a mini zoo.

People can also donate to charity. There are two charity stands in both Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square, as well as charity moneyboxes. Various performances on a stage are planned for every day, especially performances of music and dance choirs from all over the country.

More information about Prague Easter markets

Prague Easter markets start already in 9 days. They will be mainly in Old Town Square and, according to Pavel Kocych from architectonic studio eAtelier that is responsible for the design of the markets, there should be enough space for 10 thousand visitors.

The stands will be similar to Christmas markets but instead of a big Christmas tree there will be a birch tree in blossom in the middle of the square. From 4th to 9th April stands near a wooden construction with an outlook of the markets will offer traditional Czech Easter food.

Children can visit a creative workshop and make their own Easter decorations, paint eggs, or weave pussy willow twigs to make traditional ‘pomlazka’. They can also visit a small zoo and pat small sheep, goats, rabbits and chickens.

The Easter markets start on Saturday 24th March and finish on Sunday 15th April. The stands will be open from 9:00 to 19:00 during weekdays and from 9:00 to 20:00 at weekends.

Traditional goods at Prague Easter markets

Visitors of Prague can enjoy the traditional Easter markets that will be held this year from 24th March to 15th April . The organizers promise many spacious stands with various goods and assortment.

There will be 16 stands in Old Town Square. The organizers will use the same popular stands that were in the Old Town Square last Christmas. Wenceslas Square will offer about 60 stands.

The markets will be devoted to the Czech Easter traditions and habits. People can taste traditional Czech food, such as a cake called Easter Beranek or Easter stuffing. The birch tree, which is connected with Easter, will be put in the middle of both Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square.

We’ll certainly inform you about other events during the Easter in Prague.