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Things to do in Czech Republic May 2018

Each month, we will give you tips how to make your stay in the Czech Republic more interesting. We will inform you about the special events from the different areas that will take place during the concrete month. Here below you can find our suggestions of the events in MAY 2018.

Traditions

FESTIVAL OF FREEDOM – PLZEŇ – 05.05.2018

Each year, there are big celebrations to commemorate the end of the World War II. in the Czech Republic. The Victory Day is officially celebrated on the 8th of MAY when there is a bank holiday in the country. The city of Plzen and the whole West Bohemia region was liberated by the US Army already on the 5th of May 1945. And the city of Plzen doesn´t forget it. Since 1990, once the communist government doesn´t hold power anymore. Plzen organizes the Festival of Freedom in the very center of the town to provide you the very authentic atmosphere of the May 1945. You can visit several music performances, the exhibitions, discussions with the US veterans and many other events. The highlight of the celebration is the historical convoy going through the city. You can admire the army technique, tanks and even the historic airplanes flying on the sky above you. It takes just one hour from Prague. If you are lovers of the history, you should be on the Plzen´s main square on the Saturday 5th of May at noon.
You can read more on the website Plzen 1945.
Festival of Freedom

Music

PRAGUE SPRING INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL – 12.05 – 02.06.2018

If you are lovers of the classical music, then you can’t miss the Prague Spring, a traditional festival organized every May since 1946. This 73rd year starts on 12th of May in the Smetana Hall of the beautiful art-nouveau Municipal House. And very traditionally, it begins with the performance of „My Country“ (Ma Vlast) by famous Czech composer Bedrich Smetana. As we celebrate this year the 100th anniversary of the establishment of Czechoslovakia, the main theme of this year will be Czech composers. If you are in Prague during the May, check the program of the Prague Spring festival on the website Festival. The main stars of this year are Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, Warsaw Philharmonic,  Budapest Festival Orchestra or Lithuanian violinist Julian Rachlin. But there are more fantastic performances that will be shown to the public since May 12 till June 2. You will have a chance to listen to the music in many beautiful historical buildings of the city of Prague.

Sport

PRAGUE MARATHON – 05.05.2018

Since 1995 the city of Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, hosts every May more than 10 000 runners from all over the world. If you are good runners and you want to enjoy the atmosphere of the magic Prague, just make your registration on the website  Prague Marathon. You can also join a Family minimarathon, Walk with dogs events or just absorb the atmosphere of this unique event in the heart of the beautiful city, in the very heart of Europe.

PRAGUE OPEN – WTA TENNIS TOURNAMENT – 30.04. – 05.05.2018

Are you a tennis fan? Are you just in Prague? Don’t miss the biggest WTA tournament in the Czech Republic. You have a chance to see the first class women tennis by the players from TOP 100 of the WTA chart. The tournament is played on the courts of the Sparta tennis club in the Prague quarter of Holesovice, only fifteen minutes from the metro station Nadrazi Holesovice. The final match will take place on Saturday the 5th of May. Check the schedule of all the matches on the website Prague open.

Running Prague

Food & drink

CZECH BEER FESTIVAL – PRAGUE, LETENSKA PLAN – 10.05. – 26.05.2018

If you came to the Czech Republic, you have undoubtedly found out much information about our country. Then you couldn´t skip the info, that we are the nation of the beer.  And we are proud of this. During the last twenty years, the traditional big breweries were followed by many smaller and local ones. The Beer Festival in Prague will introduce many of them. Come to the Prague Letenska Plan and taste the variety of the different types of beer. Czechs know how the best beer taste. You can find more info about this event on the website Cesky pivni festival.

Czech Beer

PRAGUE CANDY FESTIVAL – 12.05. – 13.05.2018

Would you like to taste some fantastic sweets? Then the second weekend in May is your time. In the area of the Prague art gallery Pragovka, just in front of the metro station Kolbenova, you can enjoy the third year of this candy festival. Chocolate, cupcakes, pralines, hot chocolate, ice creams and many many other delicious delicacies will wait for you. Find more information on the website Prague candy festival.

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Movie

ANIFILM FESTIVAL – TREBON (SOUTH BOHEMIA) – 01.05. – 06.05.2018

With a long tradition, this event might be an exciting experience for the fans of the art. The international festival of the animated movies can be seen in the city of Trebon, South Bohemia. There are the separate categories of the competition for the all-night film, short films, and student movies, all in the sections for adults and children. This festival is the perfect opportunity to admire the new technologies in the area of the animated movies.
Check more on the official festival webpage Anifilm.

INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FOR KIDS AND YOUTH – ZLIN (SOUTH MORAVIA) – 25.05. – 02.06.2018

It is the film festival with a long tradition. This year, it is already the 58th season of this event. You can watch the movies for the kids, youth and also movies for adults. The films from all over the world will surprise you with a range of different themes from a different ambiance. This is the official text from the festival webpage. „Football on Icelandic volcanoes, superheroes on two continents, horse race on Mongolian plains, crazy little rockers, fight against ancient giants, retro adventures, of small kidnappers, or the rite of passage in the American wilderness.“ Come at the end of May to the South Moravia to watch some fantastic movies.

Check more on the official festival webpage Zlinfest

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