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FIVE-PETALLED ROSE CELEBRATIONS ® 2019

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náměstí Svornosti 2
38101 Český Krumlov
Contact: Infocentrum Český Krumlov

Telephone: +420 380 704 622

E-mail: info@ckrumlov.info
WWW: www.slavnostipetilisteruze.eu

Location: Český Krumlov
Type: Culture, events; Highlights


The famous Lords of Rožmberk (Rosenberg) who once owned the dominion are back! The spirit of the Renaissance age is brought back to life for three days with the hubbub of jousts, craft fairs, medieval music, street plays, and fencing duels to culminate with the highlight of the festival – a spectacular procession in historical costumes featuring knights on horseback and many notables linked with the history of the town. No matter what the age or the expectations of the visitors are, all will certainly enjoy themselves.

Dates:
21. - 23. 6. 2019 / 19. - 21. 6. 2020 / 18. - 20. 6. 2021 / 17. - 19. 6. 2022



THIS YEAR´S THEME: Renaissance Pastime – A Meeting in Krumlov in the Summer 1589 A.D.


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The last Rosenbergs are honorable and wise gentlemen in their fifties in the year 1589. They had some differences during their lifetime which they have managed to overcome with their wisdom; this time however matters look serious between the two brothers. Their sister Eva of Rosenberg arranges their meeting in the summer of 1589. This year pays homage to all ladies of the House of Rosenberg.

A total of five historical costumed processions will pass through the town, two of them fire-lit.
The historical programme across ten stages located across historical town center will offer the finest of music, theatre, fencing and dancing from mostly the gothic and renaissance periods. The schedule of events includes juggling and fire-handling performance, historical games for children and adults, historical fairs at the Castle in town as well as a varied offer of historical delicacies.
The schedule of events also traditionally includes composed historical programmes, floats and boat sailing down the Vltava River, festive fireworks above the Český Krmlov Castle and other historical pastimes.
We trust you will take your pick from this rich schedule of events and that we will spend wonderful festive days together in the capital of the Rosenberg dominion, proudly remembering our forefathers who are forever indelibly bound to Český Krumlov.




Schedule of key events - FRIDAY 21 JUNE


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● 10.00-21.00 ● Historical fair at the Castle
● 15.00-24.00 ● Historical programme across stages and in the town center
● 15.00-21.00 ● Historical military camp at the Municipal park – touch the middle Ages and other events
● 15.00-24.00 ● Český Krumlov monasteries – historical events, artisanal lane with historical crafts and a fair, falconry demonstrations
● 16.00-24.00 ● Brewery Gardens - historical events, gastronomy and games for children
● 17.30 ● Steward´s procession through town – route: Monasteries – 1st Castle courtyard – Latrán Street – Dlouhá Street – Široká Street – Na louži – Svornosti Square
● 18.00 ● Opening of the 33rd Celebrations on Svornosti Square
● 21.45 ● Fire procession through town concluded with festive fire show at the Brewery gardens at 10.30 pm. Processional route: Horní Street – Svornosti Square – Na louži – Široká Street – Dlouhá Street – Latrán Street – Nové město Street – Brewery gardens
● 23.00-24.00 ● Night of fire and music in the town streets




Schedule of key events - SATURDAY 22 JUNE


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● 10.00-21.00 ● Historical fair at the Castle
● 10.00-24.00 ● Events across town – musical, theatrical, dancing, juggling and comedy performances, games for children and adults and others
Scenes: Svornosti Square, Brewery gardens, Prelature courtyard, Prokyš Hall, Široká Street, Masná Street, Hradební Street, Český Krumlov monasteries, Synagogue
● 10.00-21.15 ● Historical military camp at the Municipal park – touch the middle Ages and other events
● 10.00-20.00 ● Český Krumlov Monasteries – historical events, artisanal lane with historical crafts and a fair, falconry demonstrations
● 11.00-24.00 ● Brewery gardens – historical performances, historical gastronomy, games for children, horse training demonstrations
● 15.00 ● Festive historical procession through town – processional route: Horní Street – Svornosti Square – Na louži – Široká Street – Dlouhá Street – Latrán Street – Pivovarská Street
● 19.30 ● A Renaissance Pastime or Meeting at Krumlov in the Summer 1589 A.D.
● 21.45 ● Fire procession through town concluded with a festive fire show at Brewery gardens. Processional route: Horní Street – Svornosti Square – Na louži – Široká Street – Dlouhá Street – Latrán Street – Nové město Street – Brewery gardens
● 23.30 ● Floats on the Vltava River
● 24.00 ● Festive fireworks at the southern Castle terraces and above Castle Český Krumlov




Schedule of key events - SUNDAY 23 JUNE


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● 10.00-16.00 ● Historical fair at the Castle
● 10.00-14.30 ● Český Krumlov Monasteries – artisanal lane with historical crafts and a fair, exhibits
● 10.00-14.45 ● Historical military camp at the Municipal park – touch the middle Ages, whip cracking mini-school, and other events
● 11.00 ● A musical matinee – Municipal singing choir Perchta
● 11.00-15.00 ● Historical programme on Svornosti Square
● 14.30 ● Historical procession through town from the Castle. Processional route: Castle – Latrán Street – Radniční Street – Svornosti Square – Horní Street
● 15.00 ● Festive conclusion of the Celebrations on Svornosti Square




MAP


Map of processions and all scenes.




Entry fee 2019


SINGLE DAY ENTRY:
• Adults – Friday entry: 200 CZK / 9 EUR
• Adults – Saturday entry: 300 CZK / 13 EUR

TWO DAYS ENTRY:
• Adults: 300 CZK / 13 EUR
• Organized groups, group entries: 250 CZK / 11 EUR (groups over 10 persons with an advance order at vstupenky@divadlock.cz)
• Students – entry 150 CZK / 7 EUR for ISIC, ITIC card holders
• Children 10 – 15 years – entry 75 CZK / 3 EUR

FREE ENTRY:
• Children up to 10 years
• Visitors in historical costumes (gothic, renaissance, baroque)
• Handicap person card holders

!!!Entry fee equally applies to visitors with town centre accommodation!!!
Entry fee will be required from Friday from 2pm until Saturday midnight.

Sales points in Český Krumlov:
• INFOCENTRUM Český Krumlov, náměstí Svornosti 2
tel.: +420 380 704 621, fax: +420 380 704 619, e-mail: tickets@ckrumlov.info, www.ckrumlov.info/infocentrum
• UNIOS TOURIST SERVICE, Zámek 57 – 1st Castle courtyard
tel.: 380 725 110, 380 725 119, e-mail: tourist.service@unios.cz
• MĚSTSKÉ DIVADLO ČESKÝ KRUMLOV, Horní St. 2
tel. + fax: +420 380 711 775, e-mail: vstupenky@divadlock.cz, www.divadlo.ckrumlov.cz




History of the celebrations


Five-petalled rose celebrations - history

This festival's tradition stretches way back to the Austro-Hungarian empire times. Their 'fests' were mostly attended by the local German-speaking majority, reflecting the usual population mix of the time. Such was also the case at the great festivities in 1909, celebrating the 600th anniversary of the founding of Český Krumlov. The festivities took place over two days in October, their main guest being the lord of the castle, prince Adolf Josef of Schwarzenberg. The festivities included concerts by the town's orchestras and choirs, and special illuminations. A sumptious historical play was put on at the Town square.

Entry from Český Krumlov town's chronicle, dated 9.October 1909 - Celebrating the 600th year anniversary of Krumlov's founding:
„No other festival has, to this date, been as successful, excellent and unforgettable as this one, that marked the 600th anniversary of 2nd August 1309 when Jindřich Rožmberk granted rights to the Abbot of the Zlata Koruna's Cistercian monastýry for a house named 'civitas' that he built at the Town square. Despite bad weather, the festival worked beautifully, thanks also to the goodwill and enthusiasm of all present."

The idea of such grand historic town celebrations was then forgotten for a long time. Until 1968 in fact, when a new festival was organized. Its most deserving founder was a local thespian, actor, director and scriptwriter, Antonín Zwiefelhofer, who was later awarded a 1st grade merit plaque for his part in the development of Český Krumlov. The Five-petalled Rose Celebrations continued under his directorhip in 1969 and 1970. Then - this time due to the will of authorities - it was forgotten again. The Communists refused to make publicity for feudal lords.

People's desire to return to history and to renew old traditions is, however, endless. Maybe that's why the celebrations surfaced again in 1990, becoming an integral part of Český Krumlov's life now. The new round of festivals has had many organisers in the years since 1990. The present producers of the Five-petalled Rose Celebrations are the Český Krumlov Town council, The Municipal Theatre Český Krumlov, and the Český Krumlov Development Fund.




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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/infocentrum

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