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FIVE-PETALLED ROSE CELEBRATIONS ® 19. - 21. 6. 2020 - CANCELED

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náměstí Svornosti 2
38101 Český Krumlov
Contact: Infocentrum Český Krumlov

Telephone: +420 380 704 622

E-mail: info@ckrumlov.info
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Location: Český Krumlov
Type: Culture, events; Highlights


THE LARGEST CULTURAL EVENT IN ČESKÝ KRUMLOV, WHICH IS REGULARLY HELD IN THE SECOND HALF OF JUNE, IS CANCELED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS MEASURES. THE 34TH YEAR OF THE OF THE FIVE-PETALLED ROSE CELEBRATIONS DOESN'T TAKE PLACE THIS YEAR!

THE HISTORIC CELEBRATION IS NOT PLANNED TO BE POSTPONED TO A LATER TIME.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.

Dates in 2021-2023:
18. - 20. 6. 2021 / 17. - 19. 6. 2022 / 16. - 18. 6. 2023



ABOUT FIVE-PETALLED ROSE CELEBRATIONS


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.

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.




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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