TIPS FEBRUARY 2019
February is statistically the coldest month of the year. But no worries. We had here in the Czech Republic heavy snowing during January, and therefore the conditions in the mountains are perfect for the skiing.
And still, there are many indoor actions next month. Regarding the concerts, February offers many opportunities. And if you want to see how people had fun in the past, you should not miss one of the many Masopust celebrations.
Here are the best things to do in the Czech Republic February 2019.
MASOPUST, TRADITIONAL MASK PARADE – FEBRUARY, MARCH
Mask parade (Masopust) is a traditional carnival that takes place in many Slavic countries, including the Czech Republic. Festivals are organized in many villages and cities. The date is not fixed. Masopust is a feast of the great food. On the market, you can taste typical Czech delicacies. Sausages, grilled pork, white or black pudding or something sweet. Traditional Czech pies are delicious, doesn´t matter if they are with the poppy, curd cheese, plummy butter or nuts. All are fantastic. The whole village meets together in the night when the local ball finishes the day.
The most popular mask parades are those in the Central Bohemia. These parades are inscribed to the UNESCO list.
Here is the schedule of the most significant Masopust events:
Vesely Kopec – 02.02.2019
Hamry – 16.02.2019
Vortova – 02.03.2019
Hlinko – 05.03.2019
MOVIES & MUSIC
FILM MUSIC PRAGUE FESTIVAL – PRAGUE – 01.02. – 04.02.2019
All the biggest concert halls in Prague will host the festival of the music from Hollywood films. Enjoy for example the music from the Matrix movie or collection of the Ridley Scott movies music in the beautiful atmosphere of the luxury concerts halls. You can check the full program on the official web page HERE.
CROSS COUNTRY SKIING RACE „JIZERSKA 50“ – BEDRICHOV, NORTH BOHEMIA – 8.02. – 10.02.2019
It is only one weekend during the year when small village Bedrichov in Jizera Mountain is full of thousands of skiers. It is the weekend when Jizerska 50 takes place. This is the biggest cross-country event in the Czech Republic and in Central Europe as well. The race is also part of the long distance cross country world cup (Worldloppet). The primary race measures 50 km, but you can also enter 30, 25 and 10 km competitions. You can join this amazing event as the spectators, or you can compete for yourselves. Don´t forget to make the registration on the official webpage HERE.
Currently, there are more than two meters of the snow in Jizera Mountain. Therefore the atmosphere will be magic winter during the 52nd season of the Jizerska 50.
DOWN HILL SKIING – ROKYTNICE NAD JIZEROU, NORTH BOHEMIA – WHOLE WINTER
If you come to Jizera mountain to compete or watch Jizerska 50 race, you can liven up your program with the downhill skiing. Rokytnice nad Jizerou lies only 35 kilometers from Bedrichov. The ski resort „Horni Domky“ offers the best skiing opportunity in the region. There are 14 kilometers of the pistes for the adult and children as well. I have been skiing here several times, and I can only recommend this beautiful ski resort offering an excellent panorama of the biggest Czech mountain, the Giant Mountains.
Rokytnice is not so far from Prague as well. You can find it here on the MAP.
CONCERT TWENTY ONE PILOTS – 02 ARENA, PRAGUE – 16.02.2019
Beginning of 2019 offers concerts of many great bands and singers from all over the world. American duo from Ohio will perform in the biggest indoor arena in Prague the third weekend in February. The great show and energic alternative rock-pop music, it´s what you will get for sure. If you are in Prague or the Czech Republic during this weekend, don´t hesitate too long and purchase the tickets on the official website of 02 Arena HERE. There are not already too many for sale.
CONCERT ZAZ – FORUM KARLIN, PRAGUE, 17.02 & 9.02.2019
I already had a chance to see the live show of this young French lady, and I can only say that it was a real privilege. Zaz sings her original French chansons in a modern adaptation. Initially, there was only one concert planned in Prague, but the tickets disappeared very quickly, and therefore the extra show was added. The official page of Forum Karlin is saying „SOLD OUT,“ but you can still find the tickets on the internet. Just be prepared to pay much more. But you will not regret it. Because Zaz is simply amazing.
LET IT ROLL WINTER – DRUM & BASS – 22.02. – 23.02.2019
And this something for a dance music lovers. You can spend one, or even two days with the best drum&bass music. Come to Incheba Arena at Holesovice Exhibition Ground and dance, dance, dance….
According to the organizers, the stage will be breathtaking. Find all the details about this event on the official web page HERE.
PIXAR, 30 YEARS OF ANIMATION –HOLESOVICE EXHIBITION GROUND, PRAGUE – 15.02. – 26.05.2019
Everybody knows the movies Toy Story, Incredibles and many others. If you are fans of these movies, you should not miss this exhibition. Prague will become another stop of this world touring exhibition presenting the art of the animation studio Pixar. Take a look ue nder the hood at how Pixar makes its films. See the art of the digitally painted artwork. Guests will be treated to other multi-media experiences, including a Zoetrope in which the Toy Story characters come whirling to life, and Artscape, an immersive look into the worlds of Pixar’s films. This event is a great chance for the fans of Pixar movies.
You can find all the information on the official web page.
If you would like to get another tips how to spend your time in Prague or in the whole Czech Republic, don´t hesitate and buy our travel guides or ask us for the tailor-made itinerary. Enjoy your stay in the Czech Republic.