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St. Wenceslas Celebrations and International Folklore Festival 2015

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náměstí Svornosti 2
38101 Český Krumlov
Contact: Infocentrum Český Krumlov

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Location: Český Krumlov
Type: Highlights 2015 - Archive


In addition to being the patron saint of the lands of Bohemia, Saint Wenceslas is the patron saint of brewers and winemakers, which is commemorated by the traditional autumn festivities offering a cultural as well as a rich gourmet experience. The pleasant atmosphere of the autumn festivities is augmented by the festival of folk ensembles and the Saint Wenceslas Fair. The cherry on top is certainly the unforgettable evening excursion to the town’s museums and galleries, garnished with an impressive accompanying programme.



During the celebrations:





ST. WENCESLAS MARKET

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25.09.2015   (Fr) 12:00 - 22:00
26.09.2015   (Sa) 10:00 - 22:00
27.09.2015   (Su) 10:00 - 17:00




CASTLE FORGE

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25.09.2015 - 28.09.2015   (Fr-Mo) 10:00 - 18:00

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Try the blacksmithing craft with your own hands and take a peek into his workshop and his living quarters. There are weaponry forging demonstrations such as the forging of St. Wenceslas sword and a possibility to try the St. Wenceslas helmet and take a picture. Fee applies.




ADRENALINE CABLE LINE ABOVE THE VLTAVA RIVER

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25.09.2015   (Fr) 14:00 - 19:00
26.09.2015   (Sa) 10:00 - 19:00
27.09.2015   (Su) 10:00 - 17:00

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A certified cable line ride measuring 120 meters. Start is at the park behind Municipal Theatre and the finish is at the Eggenberg brewery gardens. Weight limit is 100 kg and users must adhere to the operational instructions.




Friday 25.9.





SVORNOSTI SQUARE

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25.09.2015   (Fr) 16:15 - 22:00

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Moderated by Jan Palkovič and Ivo Janoušek

12 – 10 pm ST. WENCESLAS MARKET

4.15 pm OPENING OF THE CELEBRATIONS

4.30 – 6 pm NEZMAŘI

6.30 - 8 pm EPYDEMYE

8.30 – 10 pm WABI DANĚK AND MILOŠ DVOŘÁČEK




HISTORICAL TOWN CENTER - DANCING TOWN

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25.09.2015   (Fr) 16:00 - 19:00

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International Folklore Festival participants will bring their dancing skills to the streets and corners in the historical town center of Český Krumlov (Hradební Street, Castle courtyard, Na Ostrově, Vltava River banks). The event shall be moved into the House of Children and Youth in case of rain.




MONASTERY CHURCH OF THE DIVINE BODY

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25.09.2015   (Fr) 19:00

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PERCHTA MUNICIPAL SINGING CHOIR, KRUMLOV CHAMBER ORCHESTRA AND WOMEN´S CHOIR OF THE GENERAL HOSPITAL SLOVENJ GRADEC

Festive joint concert of the mixed singing choir of Český Krumlov led by choirmaster Eva Zajíčková, Český Krumlov string orchestra under Lucie Sirov and women’s singing choir from the partner town of Slovinj Gradec led by Ms. Kazimira Marija Lužnik.




Saturday 26. 9.





SVORNOSTI SQUARE

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26.09.2015   (Sa) 10:00 - 22:00

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Moderated by Jan Palkovič and Ivo Janoušek

10 – 10 pm ST. WENCESLAS MARKET

10 am – 7.45 pm INTERNATIONAL FOLKLORE
FESTIVAL
Performing folklore ensembles: Vela Luka (Croatia), The Rebel Pipers – Pipes and Drumes (Scotland), Sedmikvítek (Frenštát pod Radhoštěm), Děcka ze Skoronic, Jitřenka (Horní Čermná), Dřeváček (Jihlava) and folklore ensembles from Český Krumlov Jitřenka and Růže

5.30 pm MEETING OF VÁCLAVS AND VÁCLAVKAS
Joint meeting and photo session of all arriving persons named Václav or Václavka and final count declaration

6 – 7.45 pm INTERNATIONAL FOLKLORE FESTIVAL – evening part

8.30 – 10 pm BRAN
The word bran means raven in Breton language. Raven is the messenger symbol in Celtic legends. Bran perform music based on traditional Breton folk music, ancient dances and songs of the sea. Performing: Robert Fischmann – vocals, flute, whistle; Vojtěch Jindra – acoustic guitar; Tomáš Görtler – accordion, vocals; Helena Marková – saxophones, whistle; Petr Tichý – string bass; Petr Mikeš – percussion.




INFOCENTRE - MEETING OF VÁCLAVS AND VÁCLAVKAS

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26.09.2015   (Sa) 10:00 - 17:00

Registration and signing of all Václavs and Václavkas into the St. Wenceslas Celebrations Memorial Book.




SEMINARY GARDENS AT THE RŮŽE HOTEL

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26.09.2015   (Sa) 11:00 - 18:00

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11 am – 4 pm INTERNATIONAL FOLKLORE FESTIVAL
Short dance demonstrations presented by the International Folklore Festival participants

5 – 6 pm BENGA ČAVE – a performance by local Roma dance ensemble led by Josef Toušek and Kristýna Toušková




EGGENBERG BREWERY GARDENS

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26.09.2015   (Sa) 10:00 - 24:00

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10 am – 5 pm KIDS FUN AFTERNOON WITH JEDNOTA
Games for kids with presents and prizes donated by the event partner – Jednota consumers cooperative in Kaplice

5 – 11 pm EGGENBERG DANCE
Musical entertainment for dancing and listening at the brewery tent. Organized by the Eggenberg Brewery.

7 pm – 12 am CORSO
A bit of old and new big beat performed by the local band composed of: Miloš Hladík – keyboard, vocals; Zuzana Kočárová – vocals, percussion; Pavel Nožička – drums, vocals; Martin Hladík – guitar




U MALÉHO VÍTKA HOTEL TERRACE - WINE COURT

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26.09.2015   (Sa) 13:00 - 19:00

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Organized by the Český Krumlov Malý Vítek Foundation

1 – 7 pm WINE COURT
Grape wine processing demonstrations - Miroslav Valha
Time: 1, 3 and 5 pm
Wine juice tastings
Young wine and Moravian wines tastings

2, 4, 7 pm performance by Zrcadla




CHVALŠINSKÁ STREET SPORTS GROUNDS - FREEDOM AND SPORT

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26.09.2015   (Sa) 10:00 - 17:00

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70th anniversary of the American football match played by the U.S. Army

10 am Tours of the U.S. Army historical camp and their military equipment

1 pm Official opening of the U.S. Army historical camp attended by VIP guests and presentation of WWII equipment

2 pm Festive ceremony and commencement of American football match between U.S. Army corps team and Prague Black Panthers
- Visitors contest during the match
- Performance of Ústřední hudba Praha band during breaks + other events (cheerleaders’ performance, refreshments, historical military technique demonstrations etc.)

5 pm Match conclusion, winner awards ceremony

The event is organized by the Český Krumlov Tourism Association in co-operation with the town of Český Krumlov.




MUSEUM FOTOATELIER SEIDEL - ST. WENCESLAS PHOTO SESSIONS

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26.09.2015   (Sa) 09:00 - 12:00
26.09.2015   (Sa) 13:00 - 15:00

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Experience the unforgettable atmosphere of the early 20th century with an autumnal flavor. Get an unusual period photograph for your family album. Entry fee applies, reservation mandatory (+420 380 712 354, info@seidel.cz)




ST. WENCESLAS OPEN DOOR NIGHT OF MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES

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26.09.2015   (Sa) 20:00 - 24:00

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* Regional Museum Český Krumlov, Horní Street – exhibitions:
Golden Bottom of Crafts and Trades in the Český Krumlov Area at the Turn of the 19th and 20th century
WW II and Liberation of the Český Krumlov Area Reflections
Folk Craft Tradition Keepers

* Egon Schiele Art Center, Široká Street – Exhibitions:
ŠUMAVA MYSTERY
Josef Váchal (1884 – 1969) paintings, drawings, graphics, books, xylography;
Josef Seidel (1859 – 1935) and his son František (1908 – 1969) photographs, documents;
Karim Pliem (b. 1963) paintings, videos;
Katharina Dietlinger (b. 1983) paintings;
Ondřej Maleček (b. 1977) paintings, drawings

* Stolen Gallery, Hradební Street
Exhibition: young artists from the Prague Academy of Fine Arts

* State Castle and Chateau Český Krumlov – Castle Museum and Tower, 2nd Castle courtyard (6 – 11 pm)
Children up to 15 years must be accompanied by an adult; entry prohibited to persons under influence), café open

* Castle Forge, 1st Castle courtyard
Possibility to view blacksmith’s working and living quarters, unusual blacksmithing demonstrations – forging in a pair, blacksmithing techniques and jargon.

* R. galerie, Dlouhá Street 30
Performance by Lakomá Barka


* Museum Photoatelier Seidel, Linecká Street 272
Guided tours from 8 to 11 pm (last tour commences). Tours commence at 8, 8.30, 9, 9.30, 10, 10.30 and 11 pm. Maximum capacity 20 persons per group. Visitors must reserve the tour starting from 1 September 2015 on www.seidel.cz or at info@seidel.cz or by phoning 380 712 354. Inquiries for placement on the spot are not guaranteed.

* Synagogue, Za Soudem 282
Josip Pelikan. The Slovenian town Celje and its surroundings in the first half of the 20th century captured by the lens of a photographer with Czech roots. Music by Ondřej Valach.

* St. Martin Chapel, Municipal Park
Illuminations and musical performance by DuoDam and Krumlov Classic Guitar Duo

* Municipal Theatre Český Krumlov, Horní Street
Photo gallery, Josef Prokopec – exhibition marking his 90th birthday




Sunday 27. 9.





SVORNOSTI SQUARE - CYRIL AND METHODIUS THEMED PROJECT

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27.09.2015   (Su) 13:00 - 17:00

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Organized by the Eastern Moravia Tourism Center and Locomotion spol. s r. o.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS – THEATRE PERFORMANCES
1 – 1.40 pm Life in Moravia before the arrival of the Slavic Apostles

1.40 – 2.40 pm Quizzes and games with the brothers of Solun

2.40 – 3.10 pm Historical procession through the town (starting from Svornosti square)

3.10 – 4 pm Cyril and Methodius in Great Moravia

4 – 5 pm Quizzes and games with the brothers of Solun

ADDITIONAL PROGRAM
1 – 5 pm You can also look forward to period crafts demonstrations, historical music, photo corner, contests and quizzes for the whole family




EGGENBERG BREWERY GARDENS

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27.09.2015   (Su) 12:00 - 17:00

COSY TIME AT THE EGGENBERG
Afternoon festive musical program with bands and a pleasant atmosphere in the brewery tent. Organized by the Eggenberg Brewery.




PRELATURE COURTYARD - CANCELLED

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27.09.2015   (Su) 16:00

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!!! CANCELLED !!!

ST. WENCESLAS FAIRTALE CEREMONY

A fairytale twist on the St. Wenceslas; a poetic fairytale drama with music followed by the arrival of St. Wenceslas calling his armies. Attending children are knighted and become his soldiers in a battle against evil represented by a dragon. Evil is defeated by joining forces and St. Wenceslas prevails. Prepared by the Cultural Educational Center Pansofie with parents and their children.




CHVALŠINSKÁ STREET SPORTS GROUNDS - FREEDOM AND SPORT

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27.09.2015   (Su) 10:00 - 15:30

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70th anniversary of the American football match played by the U.S. Army

10 am – 1 pm Tours of the U.S. Army historical camp and their military equipment

1 pm Opening of Sunday program
- Czech Army JAS 39 Gripen jets fly-by (weather permitting)
- Prayer for the Fallen – delivered by the Head Chaplain of the Czech Army Col. Jarosla Kníchal

1.30 pm Commencement of the historically first football match between U.S. military forces and Czech Army members

3.30 pm Closing of the match, team awards. Official conclusion of the program,

The event is organized by the Český Krumlov Tourism Association in co-operation with the town of Český Krumlov.




MUSEUM PHOTOATELIER SEIDEL - ST. WENCESLAS PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION

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27.09.2015   (Su) 09:00 - 12:00
27.09.2015   (Su) 13:00 - 15:00

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Experience the unforgettable atmosphere of the early 20th century with an autumnal flavor. Get an unusual period photograph for your family album. Entry fee applies, reservation mandatory (+420 380 712 354, info@seidel.cz)




Monday 28. 9.





ST. WENCESLAS CATHEDRAL

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28.09.2015   (Mo) 13:00 - 18:00

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6 pm ST. WENCESLAS HOLY MASS
The holy mass is celebrated by the Bishop of the České Budějovice diocese Mons. Vlastimil Kročil




Schedule of events is subject to change.