I used this quotation from Monty Python’s as an introduction of an old Czech tradition. It is Burning of witches and it is an old tradition on 30th April, which in middle ages was made as a protection against witches, sorcerers or demons.
Night of 30th April is also named Philip-Jacob’s night and it was believed that magic is very strong in this time. That is why ordinary people light large fires as a protection against witches, which were flying on brooms. Later people made large dolls of witches and they burnt it in this fire. In addition is now Burning of witches connected with roasting of knackwursts.
On 30 April, also commonly named Carodejnice (“Witches”... literally it is A woman, who makes magic), Carodky or Cary Prague has a lot to offer.
Miss Wich at Prague 6-Ladronka, Troja vineyard will offer a theater fairy tale, garden club Klamovka has a progrem for kids – competition for the best mask. You can visit Cisarska louka, where will be music and competition in computer games.
Theme: Czech traditions
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- Christmas Markets in Prague Begins [November 29 2007, 11:55 AM]
- Testing the Sirens [October 3 2007, 15:59 PM]
- May 1st – an unordinary day in Prague [May 1 2007, 09:37 AM]
- The Burning of the Witches in Prague [April 30 2007, 11:26 AM]
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- International Folklore Fair 2006 [August 29 2006, 14:14 PM]
- Traditional Troja Fair in the botanical garden [August 9 2006, 13:11 PM]
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- Sokols are in Prague [July 5 2006, 08:47 AM]
- Great brass band festival in Sazka Arena [June 22 2006, 15:45 PM]
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- Folk dancers at Old Town Square [May 12 2006, 20:33 PM]
- "Burn her, she's a witch!" [April 28 2006, 13:00 PM]
- Easter traditons from view of female foreigner [April 18 2006, 18:31 PM]
- Happy Easter! [April 14 2006, 14:20 PM]
- Biggest Sokol physical training in Prague [April 7 2006, 11:03 AM]