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ST. WENCESLAS CELEBRATIONS AND INTERNATIONAL FOLKLORE FESTIVAL 2018

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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


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.

Dates:
28.09.2018 - 30.09.2018
27.09.2019 - 29.09.2019



ST. WENCESLAS FAIR


Fair at the main square

Svornosti Square (main square)
28.9. (FR) - 10.00 - 22.00
29.9. (SA) - 10.00 - 22.00
30.9. (SU) - 10.00 - 17.00




28. 9. (FR) - STATE CASTLE AND CHATEAU (II. castle courtyard)


SCHWARZENBERG GRENADIER GUARD

► 8.30 - SCHWARZENBERG GRENADIER GUARD - festive morning guard flag raising ceremony at the guard post

► 8.30 - 9.00 - BLASTING OF FANFARES FROM THE CASTLE TOWER




28. 9. (FR) - ST. VITUS CATHEDRAL


► 18.00 - ST. WENCESLAS HOLY MASS




28. 9. (FR) - SVORNOSTI SQUARE


SCHWARZENBERG GRENADIER GUARD Spolektiv © Jirka Esser www.vysehrani.cz Epydemye - www.epydemye.cz

Moderated by Jan Palkovič and Ivo Janoušek

► 16.00 - SCHWARZENBERG GRENADIER GUARD
Festive handover of portepees to new guard members from the town mayor and their induction into service. Portepees are traditional decorations of the grenadiers´ sabres in festive white and blue colors of the town of Český Krumlov and the House of Schwarzenberg. The ceremony will be concluded by singing the ancient anthem of Bohemia, the St. Wenceslas choral which has been regularly sung in Český Krumlov since the 17th century and is thus one of our town´s symbols.

► 16.30 - 18.00 - SPOLEKTIV
South Bohemian music band performing exclusively originally composed music mixing folk, rock, chanson and jazz. Present day Spolektiv songs are far more direct than the ones from twenty years ago and current 5-men strong band draw on their strength and gladly share this with their audience.
www.spolektiv.cz

► 18.30 - OPENING OF ST. WENCESLAS CELEBRATIONS - will be open by the Town Mayor Mr. Dalibor Carda and by the mayors of sister towns - Hauzenberg (D), Vöcklabruck (A) and Slovenj Gradec (SLO).

► 18.40 - 20.00 - EPYDEMYE - CONCERT FOR THE VALLEY to commemorate 100th anniversary of the republic
The South Bohemian band Epydemye has been winning over fans across generations with their positive and elemental energy and songs addressing societal, historical and existential topics.
www.epydemye.cz

► 20.30 - 22.00 - NEREZ & LUCIA
A new project of the Czech folk band NEREZ and the Slovak singer Lucia Šoralová.




28. 9. (FR) - INTERNATIONAL FOLKLORE FESTIVAL


IFF - Town in dance

► 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)

► 19.00 - FOLKLORE EVENING IN EGGENBERG RESTAURANT - performing: bands of the folklore ensembles - 18th IFF participants




28. 9. (FR) - PARKÁN PIER - WOODEN RAFTING BY RADEK ŠŤOVÍČEK


PRESENTATION OF A TRADITIONAL VLTAVA-RIVER WOODEN RAFT MODEL USED TO TRANSPORT TIMBER

► 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, 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 at: +420605218018 or www.voroplavba.cz




28. 9. (FR) - ČESKÝ KRUMLOV MONASTERIES


Crafts on the monastery courtyard HISTORICAL MANUAL MERRY-GO-AROUND JIŘÍ HAVLÍK - DRAUGHT IN THE MONASTERIES OF ČESKÝ KRUMLOV Sweet plum delicacies IFF - Town in dance

► 10.00 - 18.00 - FAIR AND 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 aplies in form of monastery coins (1 coin = 10 CZK)

► 10.00 – 18.00 - HISTORICAL MANUAL MERRY-GO-AROUND (Monastery courtyard) - fee aplies

► 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.

► 12.00 – 17.00 - PLUM FEAST ON THE MONASTERY COURTYARD
Sweet plum home-made delicacies – plum filled dumplings, cakes, plum jam buns

► 17.00 - 18.00 - TOWN IN DANCE
Short dancing demonstrations, presented by the IFF participants (Monastery courtyard)

► 19.00 - 20.00 - GUITAR CONCERT: RADEK INTERHOLZ AND JINDRA ČAPEK
Popular Český Krumlov musicians play classical guitar in the cloister of the former Minorite monastery.




28. 9. (FR) - COLUMN HALL, 1ST CASTLE COURTYARD


Bellaria singing choir

► 11.00 - BELLARIA Český Krumlov singing choir - Morning matinee
Program: A. Dvořák, L. Janáček, Z. Lukáš, O. Gjeilo, W.A. Mozart, folk songs and more




28. 9. (FR) - ATTRACTIVITIES


Chapel on the Cross Hill DAY OF THE MAMMOTH HUNTERS IN THE CAVE OF DOBRKOVICE Moldavite Museum Fairytale house - Puppet museum Graphite mine ..

► CHAPEL ON THE MOUNTAIN OF THE CROSS
13.00 - 17.00 - TOURS OF THE AREAL - a casting of the Krumlov Madonna bust will be on display on this special occasion, on loan from a private collection
19.00 - 23.00 - ST. WENCESLAS NIGHT with lighting and concert

► THE CAVE OF DOBRKOVICE
10.00 - 17.00 - ST. WENCESLAS DAY OF THE MAMMOTH HUNTERS
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.
Organized by the Regional Museum Český Krumlov.

► MOLDAVITE MUSEUM
10.00 - 18.00 - 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 FROM THE USUAL ENTRY FEE.

► FAIRY TALE HOUSE
10.00 - 15.00 - VISIT THE PUPPET MUSEUM
Children, as well as their parents, will most certainly enjoy the presentation of over two hundred valuable puppets, made even more interesting with thematically-arranged units, various historical legends. One of the attractions is the puppet theater, where you can try yourself to play.
A 50% DISCOUNT FROM THE USUAL ENTRY FEE.

► GRAPHITE MINE
12.00 – 15.00 - GRAPHITE MINE UNDERGROUND TOURS
Tours start at: 12.00, 13.00, 14.00, 15.00 - tour with guides including loan of mining overcoats, shoes and protective devices. Refreshments available in the mine area. Reservation required at grafitovydul@seznam.cz, more info at www.grafitovydul.cz
FREE ENTRY FOR CHILDREN

► ALCHEMIST - KRUMLOV ESCAPE GAME
10.00 - 15.00 - HIGH FIVE POINT, Dlouhá 98, entrance from the waterfront, next to the hotel Dvorak
Get locked in the alchemist's lab. Would you dare to travel back in time to 1590 and accept the medieval challenge? This is an original escape game from Český Krumlov – find your way, find the clues, solve riddles, escape! More info at www.alchymista-ck.cz
A 50% DISCOUNT FROM THE USUAL ENTRY FEE.




29. 9. (SA) - SVORNOSTI SQUARE


International Folklore Festival Český Krumlov MEETING OF ALL VÁCLAVS AND VÁCLAVKAS Lakomá Barka

Moderated by Jan Palkovič and Ivo Janoušek

► 10.00 - 20.00 - XVIII. INTERNATIONAL FOLKLORE FESTIVAL
Dancing demonstrations in short blocks during the day, performed by the IFF participants.
Ensembles: ASSOCIATION CULTURELLE SOLEIL D'OR (DZ), Orgonina (SK), VSPT Beskyd - Zubří „Stará garda“, Vizovjánek (CZ) and CM Ocún, Úsviťáček (CZ), Jitřenka and Růže (CZ)

► 10.00 - 16.30 - REGISTRATION OF VÁCLAVS AND VÁCLAVKAS
Registration of all persons named Václav (Wenceslas) or Václavka and signing of the St. Wenceslas Celebrations Memorial Book at the Info Centre on Svornosti Square

► 17.00 - 17.30 - MEETING OF ALL VÁCLAVS AND VÁCLAVKAS
A meeting and group photo of all arriving Václavs and Václavkas and final tally declaration.

► 20.30 - 22.00 - LAKOMÁ BARKA
Concert. Historic folk and folk songs performed by the ladies band from Český Krumlov.




29. 9. (SA) - BREWERY GARDEN


PROGRAM AT THE BREWERY GARDENS PROGRAM AT THE BREWERY GARDENS Brewery Gardens Bryce Belcher

► 13.00 - 22.00 - BEER FESTIVAL
Presentation of beer products made at the Historic Brewery Český Krumlov. Traditional Bohemian cuisine, sit-down beer tent.
Organizers: Historic Brewery Český Krumlov, Český Krumlov Cooks Association, Gastrobar s.r.o.

► 13.00 - 19.00 - FUN-FILLED AFTERNOON WITH JEDNOTA
Games for kids with presents and prizes donated by the event partner - Jednota consumers cooperative in Kaplice

► 13.00 - 15.30 - ŠUMAVANKA – brass band (CZ)

► 14.00 - 19.00 - PRESENTATION OF THE HISTORIC BREWERY ČESKÝ KRUMLOV
Come peek behind the scenes of Český Krumlov Brewery. Learn the secrets of the golden liquid production – which you can also taste or buy to take home as a souvenir. Tours can be ordered at the information stand in the brewery gardens or reserved at +420739639449 or on e-mail: brolinkova@pivovarck.cz - The tour is charged.

► 16.00 - 17.00 - MUSIC PROGRAM OF SISTER TOWNS
Charly Haidecker & Roland Fuchs - Vöcklabruck (A), Bayerische Bauern - und Beamtengesang - Hauzenberg (D)

► 17.30 - 19.30 - BRYCE´S BLUES
American blues-rock by Bryce Belcher.

► 20.00 - 22.30 - FONTANELA
Blues-rock band from Velešín (CZ)




29. 9. (SA) - ČESKÝ KRUMLOV MONASTERIES


► 10.00 - 18.00 - FAIR AND 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 aplies in form of monastery coins (1 coin = 10 CZK).

► 10.00 – 18.00 - HISTORICAL MANUAL MERRY-GO-AROUND (Monastery courtyard) - fee aplies

► 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.

► 11.00 - 15.00 - TOWN IN DANCE
Short dancing demonstrations, presented by the IFF participants (Monastery courtyard)

► 12.00 – 17.00 - PLUM FEAST ON THE MONASTERY COURTYARD
Sweet plum home-made delicacies – plum filled dumplings, cakes, plum jam buns

► 13.00 - 19.00 - KAMARÁDI BRNO
Games for kids, short theatre performances for kids (at 15.00, 16.00, 17.00)

► 19.00 – 23.00 - ST. WENCESLAS CRAFT NIGHT
Come and make together with the monastery craftsmen unique St. Wenceslas products and enjoy the monastic atmosphere in the illuminated craft lane! Fee aplies in form of monastery coins.

► 21.00 - JOAN BREHMS: FESTIVE CONCLUSION OF THE EXHIBITION
Joan Brehms - author of the original concept of the revolving auditorium.




29. 9. (SA) - MONASTERY GARDEN


► 12.00 - 21.00 - WINE TASTING AT THE GARDEN - an invitation to the Český Krumlov Wine Festival 2018
Around 60 wines from Bohemia, Moravia, Austria, Italy, Germany and Montenegro to be tasted.
Fee applies - tokens available to buy on the spot.
More info at: www.festivalvina.cz




29. 9. (SA) - SEMINARY GARDEN IN FRONT OF RŮŽE HOTEL


► 10.00 - 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

► 18.30 - 19.30 - AMARE ROMANE ČAVE
Performance by local Romany dance ensemble




29. 9. (SA) - PARKÁN PIER - WOODEN RAFTING BY RADEK ŠŤOVÍČEK


► 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
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, fee aplies

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

► 21:00 - ST. WENCESLAS EVENING RAFTING TOUR
Fee aplies

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: +420 605 218 018 or www.voroplavba.cz




29. 9. (SA) - ST. WENCESLAS OPEN DOOR NIGHT OF MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES


Opening hours: 19.00 - 23.00

► EGON SCHIELE ART CENTRUM
Actual exhibition VIEW OF WOMEN - Marie Blabolilová (*1948), Magdaléna Chaya Rajnišová (*1958), TOYBOX, Eva Išková Prokopcová (*1948), Anna Macková (1887-1969), Ikuko Miyazaki (*1954), Bernadette Huber (*1962), Kateřina Šedá (*1977), permanent exhibition of Egon Schiele

► REGIONAL MUSEUM ČESKÝ KRUMLOV
Actual exhibitions: From World War One To The Republic, Sixty-Eight In Český Krumlov And Its Surroundings, permanent expositions

► MONASTERIES ČESKÝ KRUMLOV
Joan Brehms Exhibition – architect / scenographer / painter - author of the original concept of the revolving auditorium

► STATE CASTLE AND CHATEAU
Stables and harness (V. Castle courtyard) - an exhibition of carriage and sleigh harnesses, view terrace, refreshments available for purchase. Children up to 15 years only accompanied by adults. Limited capacity of the expositions. No entry of persons under influence.

► MUNICIPAL LIBRARY
A night at the library - a nightly narrated tour of the library (in CZ) including usual inaccessible places

► MUSEUM PHOTO STUDIO SEIDEL
Guided tours at: 19.00, 20.00, 21.00, 22.00.
Capacity of 20 persons per tour. Reservation required at: +420 736 503 871 or info@seidel.cz




MUSEUM PHOTO STUDIO SEIDEL

Dates From - To
29.09.2018 - 30.09.2018   (Sa-Su)

► 9.00 - 12.00 and 13.00 - 15.00
ST. WENCESLAS PHOTO SESSION
Get a unique period photograph for your family album.
- Photo session without a tour: 200 CZK
- Photo session incl. tour: usual entry fee + 50 CZK
Reservation required at +420 736 503 871 or info@seidel.cz.




Organizers of St. Wenceslas Celebrations:


Svatováclavské slavnosti - Organizers

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




Partners 2018


General partner Main partners Partners Media Partners

GENERAL PARTNER:
• Budějovický Budvar, n. p.

MAIN PARTNERS:
• ČEVAK a.s.
• Jednota družstvo spotřebitelů v Kaplici
• Schwan Cosmetics CR, s.r.o.

PARTNERS:
• Energo Český Krumlov s.r.o.
• CB Auto a.s.
• Historický pivovar Český Krumlov
• Kláštery Český Krumlov

MEDIA PARTNERS:
• Českokrumlovský deník
• Ozvěny z měst a obcí
• Českokrumlovská televize
• Český rozhlas České Budějovice




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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Infocentrum Český Krumlov
náměstí Svornosti 2
381 01 Český Krumlov
tel.: +420 380 704 622
e-mail: info@ckrumlov.info
www.ckrumlov.info/infocentre

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