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MAGICAL KRUMLOV 2018

Magical Krumlov 2018

náměstí Svornosti 2
38101 Český Krumlov
Contact: Infocentrum Český Krumlov

Telephone: +420 380 704 622

E-mail: info@ckrumlov.info

Location: Český Krumlov
Type: Culture, events; Highlights

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The fairytale ambience of the medieval town combines with the magic of May Day Eve to set the stage for the celebration of the Month of Love. During the Magical Krumlov you can enjoy a whirl of witches, the building of a maypole, live music, and a lantern procession.



MAY FAIR

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27.04.2018 - 01.05.2018   (Fr-Tu) 10:00 - 18:00

May Fair

A varied gastronomy offering, spring-themed products and traditional handicrafts.

Where: Svornosti Square (Main square), Český Krumlov




STUDENT RAG DAY – this year’s theme is HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR

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27.04.2018   (Fr) 10:00 - 13:00

STUDENT RAG DAY

The students of the local grammar school will celebrate this occasion with a costumed procession through the town, this year’s inspiration being the holidays.

The Rag Day procession will commence at 10 a.m. at the grammar school and will continue on this route: Fialková street – Chvalšinská street – Budějovická gate – Latrán street – 1st castle courtyard – castle stairs – Lazebnický bridge – Dlouhá street – Široká street - Na Louži square – town (Svornosti) square - Brewery Garden, where presentation of individual forms and the proclamation of Queen and King of the Rag Day for 2018 will take place.

Organized by: Český Krumlov Grammar School




MUSEUM FOTOATELIER SEIDEL - PORTRAIT TAKING

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28.04.2018   (Sa) 09:00 - 15:00

Museum Fotoatelier Seidel

Only portrait taking - 100 CZK
Portrait taking inclusive guided tour - entry fee + 100 CZK

Reservation at info@seidel.cz




MONASTERIES ČESKÝ KRUMLOV

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28.04.2018   (Sa) 10:00 - 18:00

Ceramic workshop in Monasteries Fair on the courtyard workshop in Monasteries

► SPINNING AT THE MONASTERIES
The Monastery potter Karel Dvořák has organized the second annual potters meeting under open skies. Four outstanding potters will present their artisanal products but the schedule of events also includes demonstrations of various ceramics spinning techniques on manual and electric pottery wheels.

► FAIR AND CRAFTS ON THE MONASTERY COURTYARD
The Monastery courtyard and lane will once again come alive with Monastery Fair and Crafts. Learn new skills from our craftsmen and work with them to create a traditional artisanal product together with your children, partners or friends. You can also buy finished artisanal products from our craftsmen.

► MAGICAL WORKSHOP FOR ADULTS AND CHILDREN
Walpurgis Night is nearly upon us and you can get ready in our Krumlov Monasteries! You can prepare magical fizzy balls, enchanted dreamcatchers or produce different paper lanterns for the popular evening procession during Magical Krumlov

Fee (in Monastery tokens) applies, 1 token = 10 CZK




PROGRAM AT THE BREWERY GARDENS

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30.04.2018   (Mo) 14:00 - 22:00

wooden merry-go-around PROGRAM AT THE BREWERY GARDENS Brewery Gardens PROGRAM AT THE BREWERY GARDENS MAYPOLE DECORATION LIGHTING THE BONFIRE Patrola country music Mystical Path through the Monastery Garden

► 14:00 – 19:00 CHILDREN’S AFTERNOON OF WITCHCRAFT
Games and attractions for children, art workshops and creation of small items with witchcraft theme, witch costume show, painting, witch make-up, animals from Pepíno civic society and other attractions.
● Newly added to the schedule of events: historical, manually propelled wooden 4.3 meter high merry-go-around. Additional fee applies.

► 14:00 – 19:00 KRUMLOV FAIR
Program and presentation of local non profit institutions, ensembles, groups, events, festivals, projects and schools.

► 14:00 – 17:00 ORIGINAL PHOTO TAKING BY THE FOTOATELIER SEIDEL

► 14:00 – 22:00 WIDE SELECTION OF REFRESHMENTS ON OFFER
Home-made smoked meat specials will be available. Children can buy sausages for roasting over open fire. You can also taste original Krumlov beer from the Český Krumlov Historical Brewery including beer specials as well as mixers and other traditional drinks.
Special smokehouse menu:
•Tureky breast marinated in citrus fruits and chilli and smoked overnight, home-made cucumber mayonnaise and baguette
•Slow-cooked 12-hour pork belly from the smokehouse with apple horseradish and yeast bread
•Marinated grilled pork neck with coleslaw, horseradish and onion bread
•Home-made grilled sausage with our mustards
Supplier: Gastrobar s.r.o. and Fine Food Academy

► 15:00 – 16:30 PERFORMANCE OF CHILDREN´S ENSEMBLES
Krumlov children ensembles from the Centre for Children and Youth, flute ensemble Krumlovští pištci, dance ensemble Monkey Krumlis, folk group Jitřenka and dancing ensemble Somnakuni Čercheň working under the title of the Community Center Rovnost - KoCeRo

► 16:30 – 17:00 MAYPOLE DECORATION AND ERECTION
with the folk group Růže Český Krumlov

► 17:00 LIGHTING THE BONFIRE

► 17:00 – 19:00 ELEMENTARY ARTISTIC SCHOOL (EAS) FESTIVAL
Various departments of the local Artistic Elementary School will perform during the afternoon (swing and dance orchestra, brass band).

► 19:45 - 22:00 PATROLA – country music České Budějovice

► 20:45 LANTERN PROCESSION ARRIVAL
EAS brass band Český Krumlov performing

► 20:30 – 23:00 MYSTERIOUS TRAIL THROUGH THE MONASTERY GARDENS
Start at the side entrance of the monastery garden in the Nové Město street – in cooperation with the SUPŠ Sv. Anežky České (art school)

Where: Brewery Gardens, Český Krumlov




LANTERN PROCESSION

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30.04.2018   (Mo) 20:30

Lantern Procession

The procession commences at 20:15 and will pass along the following route: town square – Široká street – Latrán street – Brewery gardens (varied programme will continue there).
The procession will be accompanied by the brass band of the local Artistic Elementary School conducted by Pavel Havlík.

Organized by the Czech Women’s Association and Czech Red Cross.

Where: Svornosti Square (Main square), Český Krumlov




MUSIC PERFORMANCE OF A DUTCH BAND "DE KRABKES"

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01.05.2018   (Tu) 11:30 - 12:30

de Krabkes

The association was founded on January 27, 1985, on the birthday of Hans, one of the sons of Ad van der Krabben sr., and was formed primarily by members of this family with friends, hence the name De Krabkes. Gradually, the number of musicians grew from 8 to about 25.
The group is well known in the area of 's-Hertogenbosch at the time of the carnival, and for more than 25 years it has been playing in a parade during a major show competition. In 2017, they reached the first prize, and this year they were second.

Where: Náměstí Svornosti (main square), Český Krumlov




PLANTING OF OLGA HAVLOVÁ TREE

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01.05.2018   (Tu) 13:00

Olga Havlová

Trees bearing the name of Olga Havlová will be planted in 85 towns and villages in her memory on the occasion of her 85th birth anniversary. Český Krumlov will be one of these towns. This event takes place in cooperation with The Goodwill Institute – Olga Havlová Foundation.
Place: Town park

Where: Town park, Český Krumlov




MAY AFTERNOON OF OPEN MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES

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01.05.2018   (Tu)

Monasteries - Interaktiv Exposition "Magical Herbs" Garden Regional Museum Museum Fotoatelier Seidel Moldavite Museum

► ČESKÝ KRUMLOV MONASTERIES
14:00 – 18:00 Interactive exposition of human skills and knowledge of our ancestors - recommended for families
ENTRY: 50% discount to this exposition

► „MAGICAL HERBS“ GARDEN
12:00 – 17:00 HERBAL INSPIRATION
A narrated walk through the magical herbs garden will begin at 10:00 and will continue every hour there after (in Czech language).
A little shop with herbal products, teas, creams, tinctures and herb seedlings will be open.
FREE ENTRY

► REGIONAL MUSEUM IN ČESKÝ KRUMLOV
12:30 - 17:00
PERMANENT EXHIBITION and EXHIBITION „THE ADVENTURE OF ARCHAEOLOGY“
FREE ENTRY

► MUSEUM FOTOATELIER SEIDEL
13:00 - 18:00
May Day entrance fee: 50% discount

► MOLDAVITE MUSEUM
12:00 - 18:00
May Day entrance fee: parents 50% discount, children FREE.




MAY MONASTERIES

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01.05.2018   (Tu) 10:00 - 18:00

Monastery cakes Crafts on the courtyard

► MAY DAY MERINGUES
The Monastery bakery and relaxation centre brings you again a new discovery based on traditional monasterial and Bohemian recipes. Apart from May Day meringues you can enjoy other traditional Monastery delicacies.

► CRAFTS ON THE MONASTERY COURTYARD
Learn new skills from our craftsmen and work with them to create a traditional artisanal product together with your children, partners or friends. You can also buy finished artisanal products from our craftsmen.

Fee (in Monastery tokens) applies, 1 token = 10 CZK

Where: Monasteries Český Krumlov, Latrán 55, Český Krumlov




Organizers


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Town of Český Krumlov
Municipal Theatre Český Krumlov o. p. s.
Českokrumlovský rozvojový fond, spol. s r. o.
Hanička Pelzová - May Fair




Partners


Budweiser Budvar Partners

General partner:
Budějovický Budvar, n. p.

Partners:
ČEVAK a.s.
Historický pivovar Český Krumlov s.r.o.
CB AUTO a.s.
Energo Český Krumlov s.r.o.


Český svaz žen a Český červený kříž
Dům dětí a mládeže Český Krumlov
Gymnázium Český Krumlov
Kláštery Český Krumlov
Kouzelné bylinky
Lesy města Český Krumlov
Museum Fotoateliér Seidel
Muzeum vltavínů
Výbor dobré vůle – Nadace Olgy Havlové
Národní památkový ústav v Českých Budějovicích
Regionální muzeum v Českém Krumlově
Služby města Český Krumlov
SUPŠ sv. Anežky České
Základní umělecká škola v Českém Krumlově
Gastronomie: Gastrobar s.r.o., Fine Food Academy, Historický pivovar Český Krumlov




Medial partners


Media Partners

Ozvěny z měst a obcí Českokrumlovska
Českokrumlovský deník
Českokrumlovská televize




Tradition


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The month of May has been bound with the folk celebrations of spring since the 13th century.

The oldest written reference to the erection of a Maypole comes from 1422 when a boy was rewarded for a successful erection of a Maypole with the betrothal to his beloved girl. The marriage was deemed legal by an ecclesiastical court held on the Prague castle on the basis of the Maypole erection and the mutual consent to marriage and wedding was celebrated on 23 June 1422. The Maypole has been erected across Czech towns and villages on the traditional date of 30 April. The top of Maypole is decorated by strips of coloured paper or fabric and a decorative wreath is hung on top. It is important to protect the Maypole from mischievous attacks by the boys from neighbour villages. They always strive to either topple the Maypole or at least cut the top off and bring it back to their village. A toppled or stolen Maypole is a great shame for the villages.

Some regions had a habit of marking the pavements of love on the morning of 1st May. These pavements made from sand, lime, wood shavings, grits or corn stalks linked the houses or loved-up couples. On this day the boys walked around the village with the Maypole and the girls gave them presents. Later that day, everyone got together on the central square or in the pub and the May celebrations could begin. Girls could also take part in organizing the dancing feasts. They walked around the village with a little Maypole - a small tree on a wooden plate on which neighbours placed coins. Coins were later used to pay the musicians, pay for dancing hall rental and for refreshments. This dancing feast was called Little Wreath because of a green wreath given by the girls to the boys on arrival. Boys were supposed to place the wreath above the door. According to folk tales, all girls must be kissed on the First of May or else they wither away. It is recommended to kiss bellow a tree in bloom and an apple tree is the best choice.

Burning of the witches (also known as the Midsummer Night or the Night of Walpurga) takes place on the night from 30 April to 1 May. This is a very ancient folk feast celebrating fertility and maintained till the present day. On this night people meet by lit fires and celebrate the arrival of spring. People have traditionally believed that this is the night when witches congregate for a witch gathering. Witches used to cover their bodies with magical potions which rendered their bodies flyable on brooms. Brooms were made from ash wood and from willow and birch branches. Fires were lit on elevated spots across the countryside as a protection against witches and "burning of the witches" evolved from this: young men were setting brooms alight and throwing them in the air in order to see witches flying in the air. Some believed this was a way to strike a witch to the ground. Ashes from these fires were supposed to have special powers and help improve the harvest. Animals were walked over the cooled-down ashes and people jumped over the fire in order to maintain youth and fertility.

1st May is also known as Labour Day. This international holiday has been celebrated since 1890 when it was established by the IInd International to commemorate the strike of American workers in Chicago on 1 May 1886. It has been celebrated in Bohemia in 1890 for the first time.




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381 01 Český Krumlov
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