Come to celebrate Mardi Gras –Masopust- in the Czech Republic! Visit Bohemian Carnevale festival in Prague, which takes place from February 25th – March 8th. Prague Mardi Gras, known as Bohemian Carnival showcases an annual program of events including masquerade ball, parades, and children’s activities. The program features evening parties at the Clam-Gallas Palace in allegorical costumes, art shows, food events and Candelion – Grand Defilé, an extravagant street event with lanterns and masks. Stay at Hotel u Zlate Studne in Prague, which was rated by Trip Advisor as the #1 hotel in the world, in the category Top 25 Hotels in the World!
Art and design buffs should not miss Designblok, art and design festival taking place from October 5th-10th, bringing artworks together in showrooms, studios, shops and boutiques.
From May 12th-June 4th, the Prague Spring International Festival welcomes music lovers this year with a program celebrating Gustav Mahler and a top lineup of symphony orchestras and conductors.
In 2011 the Czech Republic celebrates the “Rozmberk Year”- 400th anniversary of “Lords of the Rose”- prominent Rozmberk aristocratic family. Visit the Rozmberk exhibition in Regional Museum in Cesky Krumlov that will take place from June 20th- Dec 31st.
Straznice International Folklore Festival from June 24th–July 27th comes alive with a folklore festival with traditional international participation. Visitors as well as dozens of folklore ensembles and groups come here to enjoy the beauty of folk songs and dances and to admire the variety of folk dress and customs.
Cinema aficionados would enjoy visiting the Famous Spa town Karlovy Vary, which annually hosts the International Karlovy Vary Film Festival from July 1st-9th.
Wine lovers can venture into the South Moravian town of Mikulov and taste variety of wines at the Palava Wine Festival from September 9th-11th. For over two centuries the South Moravia region has kept up its Palava Vine Harvest and Wine Festival, celebrated all around Mikulov. Visitors come to taste the authentic regional wine while enjoying the autumn festivities, including parades and folk events.
Visit Music Advents and Prague Christmas Markets from November 27th –January 2nd, 2012. Classical music buffs should not miss special Christmas and advent music concerts, which will take place at concert halls, markets, churches and castles all around the Czech Republic. Prague Christmas Market fills the Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square with music, traditional food and shopping stalls. Don’t miss the chance to have some svarak – mulled wine.