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ST. WENCESLAS CELEBRATIONS AND INTERNATIONAL FOLKLORE FESTIVAL 2017

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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 2017 - 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.



THURSDAY 28 September





THURSDAY 28 September - SVORNOSTI SQUARE


St. Wenceslas Market

► 10:00 - 17:00 ST. WENCESLAS MARKET




THURSDAY 28 September - ČESKÝ KRUMLOV MONASTERIES


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► 10:30 - 19:30 PLUM FEAST AT THE RELAXATION CENTRE OF THE POOR CLARES Monastery plum delicacies – plum-filled dumplings, cakes, plum jam buns or plum beer!




THURSDAY 28 September - COLUMN HALL, 1ST CASTLE COURTYARD


Bellaria

► 11:00 - Morning matinee performance by the BELLARIA Český Krumlov singing choir and their guests – the ladies duo DUODAM




THURSDAY 28 September - THE CAVE OF DOBRKOVICE


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► 10:00 - 17:00 - ST. WENCESLAS DAY OF THE MAMMOTH HUNTERS IN THE CAVE OF DOBRKOVICE - A traditional encounter with the prehistoric hunters in the cave of Dobrkovice. Detailed programme available at www.muzeumck.cz, organized by the Regional Museum Český Krumlov




THURSDAY 28 September - ST. VITUS CATHEDRAL


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► 13:00 a 15:00 SPECIAL TOURS OF THE CHURCH AND ST. WENCESLAS CHAPEL
Guided tours with Mr. Petr Pavelec, director of the National Heritage Institute, department in České Budějovice (in CZ)

► 18:00 ST. WENCESLAS HOLY MASS




THURSDAY 28 September - CASTLE WINE CELLARS


Castle Wine Cellar

Renaissance House, 5th castle courtyard
► 13:00 - 18:00 TOUR OF SCHWARZENBERG ARCHIVE WINE CELLARS
With wine tasting. Fee applies – tokens available to buy on the spot. In cooperation with State Castle and Chateau Český Krumlov and Kámen a písek, spol. s r.o.




THURSDAY 28 September - MOLDAVITE MUSEUM


Moldavite Museum

► 10:00 - 18:00 MOLDAVITE MUSEUM TOURS - interactive exhibition, a 50% discount on the usual entry fee




THURSDAY 28 September - GRAPHITE MINE


Graphite mine

► At 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00
GRAPHITE MINE UNDERGROUND TOURS - free entry for children.
Underground mine tour with specialized, refreshments available in the mine area. Reservation required at grafitovydul@seznam.cz




THURSDAY 28 September - CHAPEL ON THE MOUNTAIN OF THE CROSS


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► 13:00 - 17:00 TOURS OF THE AREAL

► 19:00 - 23:00 ST. WENCESLAS NIGHT with lighting and concert




THURSDAY 28 September - PARKÁN PIER – WOODEN RAFTING BY RADEK ŠŤOVÍČEK


Wooden rafting Český Krumlov

► 10:30 - 19:00 PRESENTATION OF A TRADITIONAL VLTAVA-RIVER WOODEN RAFT MODEL USED TO TRANSPORT TIMBER

► 10:30 - 18:30 SCHEDULED SCENIC RAFTING TOURS
Tours at: 10:30, 12:30, 14:30, 16:30, 18:30 hod, fee aplies
On-tour refreshment included in the ticket price. Tickets available for purchase at the Info Centre or at the following sales points: Horní Street 150, Široká Street 53. More info: www.voroplavba.cz




FRIDAY 29 September





FRIDAY 29 September - SVORNOSTI SQUARE


St. Wenceslas Market Bryce Belcher .. ..

► 10:00 - 22:00 ST. WENCESLAS MARKET
► 16:00 OPENING OF ST. WENCESLAS CELEBRATIONS – will be open by the Town Mayor Mr. Dalibor Carda
► 16:15 - 17:30 URQUHART – Celtic music – a new band from Český Krumlov with frontman Bryce Belcher.
► 18:00 - 19:30 SEMTAM – Czech bluegrass band with original music
► 20:00 - 22:00 ŽALMAN & SPOL. – a popular Czech folk band




FRIDAY 29 September - ČESKÝ KRUMLOV MONASTERIES


International Folklore Festival

► 10:30 - 19:30 PLUM FEAST AT THE RELAXATION CENTRE OF THE POOR CLARES Monastery plum delicacies – plum-filled dumplings, cakes, plum jam buns or plum beer!

► 17:00 - 18:00 TOWN IN DANCE
Short dancing demonstrations, presented by the IFF participants (Monastery courtyard)




FRIDAY 29 September - HISTORICAL TOWN CENTRE


International Folklore Festival

► 16:00 - 18:00 TOWN IN DANCE - the IFF participants will bring their dancing skills to the streets and corners of Český Krumlov historical town centre (Seminary Garden of Růže Hotel, Široká Street, Monastery courtyard)




FRIDAY 29 September - EGGENBERG RESTAURANT


International Folklore Festival

FOLKLORE EVENING
this evening is CANCELLED!!




FRIDAY 29 September - PARKÁN PIER – WOODEN RAFTING BY RADEK ŠŤOVÍČEK


Wooden rafting Český Krumlov

► 10:30 - 19:00 PRESENTATION OF A TRADITIONAL VLTAVA-RIVER WOODEN RAFT MODEL USED TO TRANSPORT TIMBER

► 10:30 - 18:30 SCHEDULED SCENIC RAFTING TOURS
Tours at: 10:30, 12:30, 14:30, 16:30, 18:30 hod, fee aplies
On-tour refreshment included in the ticket price for all tours. Tickets available for purchase at the Info Centre or at the following sales points: Horní Street 150, Široká Street 53. More info: www.voroplavba.cz




SATURDAY 30 September





SATURDAY 30 September - SVORNOSTI SQUARE


St. Wenceslas Market International Folklore Festival Meeting of all Vaclavs International Folklore Festival

► 10:00 - 22:00 ST. WENCESLAS MARKET

► 10:00 - 21:00 XVII. INTERNATIONAL FOLKLORE FESTIVAL
Dancing demonstrations, performed by the IFF participants.
Ensembles: Whakaari Rotorua (New Zealand), Dr. Swarnamalya Ganesh Sri Neelothpalam (India), Reem aljolan folk band (Israel), Kulturno umjetničko društvo "Ivančice"(Croatia), Mladina (CZ), Úsviťáček (CZ), Jitřenka and Růže (Český Krumlov)

► 10:00 - 17:00 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

► 12:30 80th ANNIVERSARY OF THE VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION OF ČESKÝ KRUMLOV
A festive event and handing over of the anniversary ribbon by the Mayor of Český Krumlov

► 12:45 INTERNATIONAL FOLKLORE FESTIVAL
Salutation of oficial festival guests.

► 18:00 MEETING OF ALL VÁCLAVS AND VÁCLAVKAS
A meeting and group photo of all arriving Václavs and Václavkas and final tally declaration.




SATURDAY 30 September - ŠIROKÁ STREET


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► 11:00 - 15:00 80th ANNIVERSARY OF THE VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION OF ČESKÝ KRUMLOV
Equipment and instrument presentation of the Volunteer Firefighters Association

► 14:00 Fire extinguishing presentation in the historical town centre




SATURDAY 30 September - BREWERY GARDENS


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► 13:00 - 23:00 BEER FESTIVAL – NEW
Presentation of products made at the Historic Brewery Český Krumlov. Traditional Bohemian cuisine, two sit-down beer tents. Organizers: Historic Brewery Český Krumlov, Český Krumlov Cooks Association, Gastrobar s.r.o.

► MUSIC PROGRAMME:
13:00 - 14:30 Brass band Doubravanka
15:00 - 16:00 Harmonica players from Czech Republic and Austria
16:30 - 18:30 Hrajeto - schlager-reggae from Český Krumlov
19:30 - 22:30 Papouškovo sirotci – popular local band

► 13:00 - 19:00 FUN-FILLED AFTERNOON WITH JEDNOTA
Games for kids and contests with presents

► 13:00 - 19:00 KAMARÁDI BRNO
Games for kids, short theatre performances for kids (at 2:30 and 4pm)

► 18:30 - 19:00 PRESENTATION OF PRODUCTS MADE AT THE HISTORIC BREWERY ČESKÝ KRUMLOV




SATURDAY 30 September - ČESKÝ KRUMLOV MONASTERIES


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► 10:30 - 19:30 PLUM FEAST AT THE RELAXATION CENTRE OF THE POOR CLARES Monastery plum delicacies – plum-filled dumplings, cakes, plum jam buns or plum beer!

► 10:00 - 18:00 CRAFT LANE
Craft demonstrations with an option to make your own artisanal product in exchange for monastery chips

► 11:00 - 15:00 TOWN IN DANCE
Short dancing demonstrations, presented by the IFF participants (Monastery courtyard)

► 10:00 - 18:00 JIŘÍ HAVLÍK - DRAUGHT IN THE MONASTERIES OF ČESKÝ KRUMLOV An exhibition of black and white photographs by local artist Jiří Havlík. Entry free

► 15:00 FIMFÁRUM - THEATRICAL CLUB ČESKOKRUMLOVSKÁ SCÉNA
Four tales from the Fimfárum by Jan Werich presented on the stage of Českokrumlovská scéna for children and adults. (Poor Clares courtyard in case of rain Large Hall). Entry free.

► 18:00 EMMA 75: FESTIVE CONCLUSION OF THE JUBILEE EXHIBITION BY EMMA SRNCOVÁ
Do not miss the festive conclusion of this successful exhibition by the well-known Czech painter and actress Emma Srncová! Entry free.




SATURDAY 30 September - MONASTERY GARDEN


Wine fest Č. Krumlov

► 12:00 - 22:00 WINE TASTING AT THE GARDEN - an invitation to the Český Krumlov Wine Festival
Around 50 wines from Bohemia, Moravia, Austria, Italy, Germany, Bulgaria and Montenegro to be tasted. Fee applies – tokens available to buy on the spot or at the Brewery gardens. More info at: www.festivalvina.cz




SATURDAY 30 September - SEMINARY GARDEN IN FRONT OF RŮŽE HOTEL


International Folklore Festival

► 11:00 - 16:00 INTERNATIONAL FOLKLORE FESTIVAL – short dancing demonstrations, performed by the IFF participants.

► 17:00 - 18:00 BENGA ČAVE – performance by local Romany dance ensemble




SATURDAY 30 September - PARKÁN PIER – WOODEN RAFTING BY RADEK ŠŤOVÍČEK


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► 10:30 - 19:00 PRESENTATION OF A TRADITIONAL VLTAVA-RIVER WOODEN RAFT MODEL USED TO TRANSPORT TIMBER

► 10:30 - 18:30 SAILING WITH “NÁLODNÍ DIVADLO”
At: 10:30, 12:30, 14:30, 16:30, 18:30, fee aplies
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.

► 11:30 - 15:30 SCHEDULED SCENIC RAFTING TOURS WITH VÁCLAV
At: 11:30, 13:30, 15:30 hod. Wooden rafting with Václav Chalupa who is an Olympic rowing medallist.

► 21:00 ST. WENCESLAS EVENING RAFTING TOUR
On-tour refreshment included in the ticket price for all tours. Tickets available for purchase the the Info Centre or at the following sales points: Horní Street 150, Široká Street 53. More info at: www.voroplavba.cz




SATURDAY 30 September - MUSEUM PHOTO STUDIO SEIDEL


Museum Fotoateliér Seidel

► 9:00 - 12:00 ST. WENCESLAS PHOTO SESSION

► 13:00 - 15:00 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.




SATURDAY 30 September - ST. WENCESLAS OPEN DOOR EVENING OF MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES


Museums and galeries Č.Krumlov Museums and galeries Č.Krumlov Museums and galeries Č.Krumlov Museums and galeries Č.Krumlov

Opening time: 7 pm - 11 pm

► MONASTERIES ČESKÝ KRUMLOV
EMMA 75: úspěšná výstava známé české malířky a herečky Emmy Srncové!

► EGON SCHIELE ART CENTRUM, Široká 71
Pavel Brázda - Retrospektiva; Věra Nováková - Retrospektiva, M.S.Bastian & Isabelle L. - Bastokalypse & Bastomania

► ČESKÝ KRUMLOV STATE CASTLE AND CHATEAU
Stables and harness room – an exhibition of carriage and sleigh harnesses (5th Castle courtyard), illuminated scenic view terrace, refreshments available for purchase. Entry prohibited to persons under influence; children up to 15 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

► MUNICIPAL LIBRARY
A night at the library – a nightly narrated tour of the library including usual inaccessible places

► St. MARTIN CHAPEL IN MUNICIPAL PARK
Illuminations and musical performance by DuoDam (20:00 – 21:30)

► MUSEUM PHOTO STUDIO SEIDEL
Guided tours at: 19:00, 19:30, 20:00, 20:30, 21:00, 21:30, 22:00, 22:30.
reservation required at: info@seidel.cz




SUNDAY 1 October





SUNDAY 1 October - SVORNOSTI SQUARE


St. Wenceslas Market

► 10:00 - 17:00 ST. WENCESLAS MARKET




SUNDAY 1 October - MUSEUM PHOTO STUDIO SEIDEL


Museum Fotoateliér Seidel

► 9:00 - 12:00 ST. WENCESLAS PHOTO SESSION

► 13:00 - 15:00 Get a unique period photograph for your family album. Detailed information above in the programme, fee applies.




SUNDAY 1 October - MONASTERIES ČESKÝ KRUMLOV


Programme in the Monasteries Český Krumlov

► 10:30 - 19:30 PLUM FEAST AT THE RELAXATION CENTRE OF THE POOR CLARES
Monastery plum delicacies – plum-filled dumplings, cakes, plum jam buns or plum beer!




SUNDAY 1 October - PARKÁN PIER – WOODEN RAFTING BY RADEK ŠŤOVÍČEK


Wooden rafting

► 10:30 - 18:30 SCHEDULED SCENIC RAFTING TOURS
Tours at: 10:30, 12:30, 14:30, 16:30, 18:30 hod, fee aplies

On-tour refreshment included in the ticket price. Tickets available for purchase at the Info Centre or at the following sales points: Horní Street 150, Široká Street 53. More info: www.voroplavba.cz




Organizers of St. Wenceslas Celebrations:


Svatováclavské slavnosti - partneři

Town Český Krumlov
Municipal Theater Český Krumlov, o.p.s.
Českokrumlovský rozvojový fond, spol. s r.o.
Hana Pelzová - St.Wenceslas markt




Photogallery:





St. Wenceslas Celebrations on CKTV





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.




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