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ST. WENCESLAS CELEBRATIONS AND INTERNATIONAL FOLKLORE FESTIVAL 2016

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náměstí Svornosti 2
38101 Český Krumlov
Contact: Infocentrum Český Krumlov

Telephone: +420 380 704 622

E-mail: info@ckrumlov.info

Location: Český Krumlov
Type: Highlights 2016 - Archive



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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.



FRIDAY 23 September 2016


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SVORNOSTI SQUARE:
12 – 10 pm St. Wenceslas Market

5.45 pm Opening of St. Wenceslas Celebrations
These 15th annual St. Wenceslas Celebrations will be open by the Town Mayor Mr. Dalibor Carda
Hosted by Jan Palkovič and Ivo Janoušek

6 – 7.45 pm Vladimír Mišík & ETC...
Vladimír Mišík – guitar, vocals; Petr “Kulich” Pokorný – guitar; Pavel Skála – guitar, vocals; Jiří Veselý – bass, accordion; Jiří Zelenka – percussion, vocals; Vladimír Pavlíček – violin

8.30 – 10 pm Michal Prokop, Luboš Andršt, Jan Hrubý TRIO

ČESKÝ KRUMLOV MONASTERIES:
10 am – 6 pm Interactive exhibition of human crafts, Life and art in the monasteries of Krumlov, 200th anniversary of the Passion plays in Hořice
Tickets available at the Visitor Centre located in the Monastery courtyard

9 am – 7.30 pm Relax Centre – coffee shop at the Poor Clares
Sweet plum home-made delicacies – plum filled dumplings, cakes, plum jam buns

4.30 – 6.30 pm International Folklore Festival – Monastery courtyard
Short dancing demonstrations, presented by the International Folklore Festival participants

HISTORICAL TOWN CENTRE:
4 – 7 pm Town in dance – Seminary Garden of Růže Hotel, Široká Street, Monastery courtyard
The International Folklore Festival participants will bring their dancing skills to the streets and corners of Český Krumlov historical town centre


EGGENBERG RESTAURANT:
7 pm Folklore evening
Performing: bands of the folklore ensembles – 16th International Folklore Festival Český Krumlov participants


CASTLE FORGE – 1st Castle courtyard:
10 am – 6 pm Castle forge
Have a try of the blacksmith craft and see his workshop and his living quarters
Weapon forging demonstrations – such as the Sword of St. Wenceslas; possibility to try the Helm of St. Wenceslas and have a picture taken. Fee applies.




SATURDAY 24 SEPTEMBER 2016


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SVORNOSTI SQUARE:
10 am – 10 pm St. Wenceslas Market

Hosted by Jan Palkovič and Ivo Janoušek
10 am – 6 pm International Folklore Festival
Participating folklore ensembles: Prvosienka - Dubnica nad Váhom, Palavánek – Mikulov, Dolinečka - Staré Město, Hadářek - Červený Kostelec, Dyleň - Karlovy Vary, Šumavánek – Klatovy, Úsviťáček - České Budějovice and ensembles from Český Krumlov Jitřenka and Růže

10 am – 5 pm Meeting of all Václavs and Václavkas
Registration of all persons named Václav or Václavka and signing of the St. Wenceslas Celebrations Memorial Book at the Info Centre on Svornosti Square

6 pm Meeting of all Václavs and Václavkas
A meeting and group photo of all arriving Václavs and Václavkas and final tally declaration

6.15 pm Schwarzenberg Grenadiers´ Guard

7.15 – 8.45 pm Cimballica
The Cimballica musical formation will play melodies influenced by film score composers: Hans Zimmer, James Horner, Ennio Morricone or the Metallica band and the Finnish cello band Apocalyptica

9.30 – 11 pm Folimanka Blues
Hadži Hrkal – bass guitar, Ladislav Jakl – vocals, acoustic guitar, Pavel Jiroušek – piano, Eugen Pál Baláž – guitar and Martin Tvarok – percussion


ČESKÝ KRUMLOV MONASTERIES:
11 am – 6 pm Craft lane
Craft demonstrations with an option to make your own artisanal product in exchange for monastery chips (1 monastery chip = 10 CZK)

10 am – 6 pm Interactive exhibition of human crafts, Life and art in the monasteries of Krumlov, 200th anniversary of the Passion plays in Hořice
Tickets available at the Visitor Centre located in the Monastery courtyard

11 am – 4 pm International Folklore Festival – Monastery courtyard
Short dancing demonstrations, performed by the International Folklore Festival participants

9 am – 7.30 pm Relax Centre – coffee shop at the Poor Clares
Sweet plum home-made delicacies – plum filled dumplings, cakes, plum jam buns


SEMINARY GARDEN IN FRONT OF RŮŽE HOTEL:
11 am – 4 pm International Folklore Festival
Short dancing demonstrations, performed by the International Folklore Festival participants

5 – 6 pm Benga čave
Performance by local Romany dance ensemble led by Josef Touška and Kristýna Toušková


CASTLE FORGE – 1st Castle courtyard:
10 am – 6 pm Castle forge
Have a try of the blacksmith craft and see his workshop and his living quarters
Weapon forging demonstrations – such as the Sword of St. Wenceslas; possibility to try the Helm of St. Wenceslas and have a picture taken. Fee applies.


FLATBOATS ON THE VLTAVA RIVER:
Sailing with “Nálodní divadlo”
At 10.30 am, 12.30 pm, 2.30 pm, 4.30 pm, 6.30 pm
The Flatboat Puppet theatre will present plays on Český Krumlov history as well as the history of the Bohemian Kingdom and flatboating on the Vltava River
Tickets for the usual flatboat charge can be ordered at info@vorplavba.cz or purchased at the following sales points: Parkán 1, Hradební 60, Široká 78, Latrán 18


EGGENBERG BREWERY GARDENS:
10 am – 5 pm Kids fun-filled afternoon with Jednota
Games for kids and contests with presents


U MALÉHO VÍTKA HOTEL TERRACE – Panská Street 21:
1 – 7 pm Wine court
Grapevine processing demonstrations – Miroslav Valha
At 1, 3 and 5 pm: tastings of wine juice, fermented wine juice and of Moravian wines
At 2, 4 pm: Zrcadla


MUSEUM PHOTO STUDIO SEIDEL – Linecká Street 272:
9 am – 4 pm St. Wenceslas photo session at the Museum Photo Studio Seidel
Experience the unique atmosphere of the early 20th century spiced up the autumnal flavour. Get a unique period photograph for your family album.
Photo session without a tour: 150 CZK
Photo session incl. tour: usual entry fee + 100 CZK
Reservation required at +420 736 503 871 or at info@seidel.cz


8 pm – 12 am ST. WENCESLAS OPEN DOOR NIGHT OF MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES
• Regional Museum in Český Krumlov, Horní Street
- Jubilee Museum – an exhibition to commemorate three important jubilees: 125 years of the museum efforts in Český Krumlov, 100 years since the opening of the german municipal museum and 70 years since establishment of the present museum
- From Šumava to Tatry Mountains – historical folk costumes of Czechoslovakia. A permanent exhibition of the Český Krumlov region history
- Krumlov Classic Guitar Duo performing

• Český Krumlov State Castle and Chateau
- Castle museum and tower (II. Castle courtyard
- Stables (V. Castle courtyard)
from 6 pm to 11 pm. Children up to 15 years only accompanied by adults. Limited capacity of the expositions. No entry of persons under influence

• Egon Schiele Art Centre, Široká Street
– SPIRIT OF THE FORREST: Jaroslav Hněvkovský (1884 – 1956) – Paintings from the jungle, Otto Placht (b. 1962, Praha) – Parallel worlds, Dimas Paredes Armas (b. 1954, Ucayali) – Visions and dreams of ayahuasca, PERU – sources of inspiration from the Peruvian Amazon region

• Monasteries Český Krumlov
– exhibitions “Life and art in the monasteries of Krumlov”, 200th anniversary of the Passion plays in Hořice, “Rebirth of Český Krumlov Monasteries)
– photos by Ladislav Pouzar depicting the renewal of the Český Krumlov monasteries

• R.galerie, Dlouhá Street
– Lakomá Barka band performs

• Municipal library, Horní Street 155
– a night at the library
– a nightly narrated tour of the library including usual inaccessible places

• Museum Photo Studio Seidel, Linecká Street 272
- Guided tours
- Tours commence at 8, 8.30, 9, 9.30, 10, 10.30 and 11 pm
- Max. capacity 20 persons per tour
- Reservations at www.seidel.cz or at info@seidel.cz or by phoning +420 736 503 871

• Castle Forge – 1st Castle courtyard

• St. Martin´s Chapel - Municipal Park
- illumination, music performance DuoDam and Michaela Káčerková - Organ(8.00 - 9.30 pm)




SUNDAY 25 SEPTEMBER 2016


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SVORNOSTI SQUARE:
10 am – 5 pm St. Wenceslas Market

ČESKÝ KRUMLOV MONASTERIES:
11 am – 4 pm Craft lane
Craft demonstrations with an option to make your own artisanal product in exchange for monastery chips (1 monastery chip = 10 CZK)

10 am – 6 pm Interactive exhibition of human crafts, Life and art in the monasteries of Krumlov, 200th anniversary of the Passion plays in Hořice
Tickets available at the Visitor Centre located in the Monastery courtyard

9 am – 7.30 pm Relax Centre – coffee shop at the Poor Clares
Sweet plum home-made delicacies – plum filled dumplings, cakes, plum jam buns


CASTLE FORGE – 1st Castle courtyard:
10 am – 6 pm Castle forge
Have a try of the blacksmith craft and see his workshop and his living quarters
Weapon forging demonstrations – such as the Sword of St. Wenceslas; possibility to try the Helm of St. Wenceslas and have a picture taken. Fee applies.


FLATBOATS ON THE VLTAVA RIVER:
Sailing with “Nálodní divadlo”
The Flatboat Puppet theatre will present plays on Český Krumlov history as well as the history of the Bohemian Kingdom and flatboating on the Vltava River.
Tours commence at 10.30 am, 12.30, 2.30. 4.30 and 6.30 pm.
Tickets for the usual flatboat charge can be ordered at info@vorplavba.cz or purchased at the following sales points: Parkán 1, Hradební 60, Široká 78, Latrán 18


MOLDAVITE MUSEUM:
10 am – 6 pm Moldavite Museum Tours
This interactive exhibition will guide you through the space from the origin of planets up to recent space catastrophes. Take a look at the magnificent moldavite precious stone collection and throw a destructive meteorite onto the Earth.
A 50% discount on the usual entry fee applies throughout St. Wenceslas Celebrations.


GRAPHITE MINE:
GRAPHITE MINE UNDERGROUND TOURS
- Tours commence at 10 am, 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm
- Free entry for children
- Underground mine tour with specialized guides including loan of mining overcoats, shoes and protective devices
- Refreshments available in the mine area
- Reservation required at grafitovydul@seznam.cz
- For more information on tours see www.grafitovydul.cz


UNDERGROUND COLLECTOR CHANNEL
- Tours at 10 am, 10.30 am, 11 am, 11.30 am, 12 pm, 12.30 pm, 2 pm, 2.30 pm, 3 pm, 3.30 pm, 4 pm and 4.30 pm. Reservation required at info@ckrumlov.cz.
- View this collector channel located under the historical town centre
- For security reasons the tour capacity is max. 7 person of 15 years of age or above
- Entry from P2 parking space – Pod poštou Street
- Important notice: Cool environment 10 degrees Celsius, no smoking and no entry of persons under influence


MUSEUM PHOTO STUDIO SEIDEL – Linecká Street 272:
9 am – 4 pm St. Wenceslas photo session at the Museum Photo Studio Seidel
Experience the unique atmosphere of the early 20th century spiced up the autumnal flavour. Get a unique period photograph for your family album.
Photo session without a tour: 150 CZK
Photo session incl. tour: usual entry fee + 100 CZK
Reservation required at +420 736 503 871 or at info@seidel.cz




WEDNESDAY 28 SEPTEMBER 2016


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ST. VITUS CATHEDRAL:
1 and 3 pm Special tours of the church and St. Wenceslas Chapel
Guided tours with Mr. Petr Pavelec, director of the National Heritage Institute, regional specialized department in České Budějovice

6 pm St. Wenceslas Holy Mass


ČESKÝ KRUMLOV MONASTERIES:
10 am – 6 pm Interactive exhibition of human crafts, Life and art in the monasteries of Krumlov, 200th anniversary of the Passion plays in Hořice
Tickets available at the Visitor Centre located in the Monastery courtyard

10 am – 4 pm 200th anniversary of the Passion plays in Hořice
Last chance to visit this exhibition describing one of the most notorious phenomena of the Šumava region.
Entry fee: 50 CZK, tickets available at the Visitor Centre located in the Monastery courtyard

4 pm Festive closing of the exhibition “200th anniversary of the Passion plays in Hořice” (Large Hall of the former Poor Clares Monastery)

4.30 pm Screening of the film “The Germans of Hořice yesterday and today” and a debate with film director Z. Flíder (Large Hall of the former Poor Clares Monastery)

7.30 pm Jaroslav Krček & MUSICA BOHEMICA
A combined vocal and instrumental performance “The Passion Plays in Hořice” (Mysterium Hoericense) – Monastery church of the Divine Body and the Virgin Mary
Entry fee: 150 CZK, tickets available at the Visitor Centre located in the Monastery courtyard or at www.ckrumlov.cz/tickets


THE CAVE OF DOBRKOVICE:
10 am – 5 pm St. Wenceslas day of the mammoth hunters in the cave of Dobrkovice
A traditional encounter with the prehistoric hunters in the cave of Dobrkovice. There will be talk about cave exploration and examples of findings. You can also try the daily activities of the prehistoric band such as starting the fire, hunting for prey and meal preparation. The new Palaeolithic cave painting atelier will offer a haven for all Neanderthals with artistic inclinations who wish to explore their talents with Lída Buchalová. The famous hunter Jiří Jindra will sail from the Malše River banks; he is famed for his craft in trating leather, wood and pigments. Also in attendance will be guests from an allied band of the Plzeň ZOO, Vladimír Karel and Robert Trnka, masters in stone instrument cutting.
Detailed programme available at www.muzeumck.cz or on our Facebook page
Organized by the Regional Museum Český Krumlov




SUNDAY 2 OCTOBER 2016


Podvečerník

VLAŠSKÝ DVŮR CONCERT HALL – Panská Street:
6 pm Podvečerník
A traditional musical entertainment in the rhythm of swing.
Performing: Swingtrio with the singer Romana Strnadová - South Bohemian Theatre soloist, singing quintet Auuna, folk singer and guitar player Skippy
Screenplay by Jan Vaněček
This event has been supported by a grant from the town of Český Krumlov and is held under the auspices of Mr. Antonín Krák, councillor of the South Bohemian Region.




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381 01 Český Krumlov
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St. Wenceslas Tradition in Český Krumlov


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The adoration of St. Wenceslas began shortly after his murder in 935 when this Bohemian Duke was canonized and declared as Patron of Bohemia. He is celebrated in "St. Wenceslas, Duke of Bohemian Land" - second oldest Bohemian spiritual song, dating from 12th century.

St. Wenceslas tradition in Český Krumlov dates to the beginning of 14th century. Petr I. of Rosenberg who ruled in Český Krumlov between 1310 and 1347 commissioned in 1302 a construction of St. Wenceslas Chapel next to the parish church (today this building at Kostelní Street 161 houses the Artistic Elementary School).

There are other references to St. Wenceslas around the town such as the altar of St. Vitus parish church, the winter chapel of St. Vitus church, decorations on some buildings, St. Wenceslas statue on the plague column on Svornosti Square, St. Wenceslas relief on the Cloaked Bridge at the Castle.

Chanting St. Wenceslas hymn was another way of worshipping this saint. This is linked with an excellent deed of the first prelate of Český Krumlov, Jiří Bílek of Bílenberk who shortly before his death in 1657, i. e. 346 years ago, established a foundation to celebrate the patron saint St. Wenceslas in order to "chant the St. Wenceslas hymn every Sunday and festive day after the morning mass".

Local St. Wenceslas tradition includes events from recent history such as St. Wenceslas Celebrations which took place on 27 and 28 October 1945 on weekdays (Thursday and Friday). The Czech government wished to celebrate the first St. Wenceslas day in the newly liberated republic with a special significance. And so the celebrations begun on 27 October in the evening by a half-hour long ringing of the church bells in Český Krumlov and elsewhere in the country. A festive torchlight procession set out from the church and reached the square of Český Krumlov. St. Wenceslas hymn was sung, followed by speeches by commanders of local Czechoslovak and American armies. U. S. Army band performed national anthems of both countries. A festive march of all armies stationed near Český Krumlov followed in the morning of 28 October. Afterwards a festive Holy Mass was served in St. Vitus church to commemorate all war victims. St. Wenceslas Celebrations were concluded by a noon concert in front of the town hall.

As you can see, Český Krumlov has a rich tradition to build upon.




St. Wenceslas celebrations in 2017


Svatováclavské slavnosti

St. Wenceslas celebrations in 2017 will be held from 28.09.2017 - 01.10.2017.

The programme traditionally includes:
*St. Wenceslas Fair
*International Folklore Festival
*Meeting of Wenceslas and Wendies
*St. Wenceslas Open Door Night of Museums and Galleries
*Games for children
*Concerts