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  • Area: 496 km² (191.5 sq mi)
  • Calling Code: +420
  • Currency: Czech koruna (CZK)
  • Population (EST): 1,249,026
  • Official language: Czech
  • Time Zone: CET (UTC+1)

Prague – Regular Events

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Prague Writer’s Festival

Prague Writers Festival is one of the most notable literary events in Europe. The festival brings together writers and artists from across the world to share, discuss and celebrate the written word.

Karlov Vary International Film Festival

July brings the annual Karlov Vary International Film Festival, one of the oldest film festivals in the world. The event presents a dazzling array of international films and attracts a number of celebrity actors, film directors and screenwriters.

Dvorak Prague Festival

Each year Prague musicians gather together to celebrate the life and works of composer Antonin Dvorak. Visitors can enjoy a series of performances of his most famous compositions, alongside music by other masters such as Mozart and Strauss.

Prague Winter Festival

In the first week of January, Prague hosts its world famous Winter Festival. The festival runs for five days and gives culture lovers a chance to experience classical music, ballet and opera performances at some of the city’s most breathtaking venues.

Masopust

Masopust is the Czech Mardi Gras Festival and one of the most anticipated events of the year. Lasting a number of days, the flamboyant celebration features colourful parades, costume balls, music and merriment throughout the city.

Easter Markets

Easter in Prague is a big celebration full of festivities that showcase the best of the city’s traditional food and handicrafts. Visitors can enjoy browsing one of numerous markets, the most famous of which is located in the Old Town Square.

One World Film Festival

One World is a documentary film festival that explores issues surrounding the environment, foreign policy and human rights. Visitors have chance to catch thought provoking films by up and coming film producers, and join discussion forums at various venues.

Prague Spring International Music Festival

Each spring Prague holds one of Europe’s largest classical music festivals. Lasting for almost three weeks, the event showcases exceptional performances by solo artists, symphony orchestras and chamber music ensembles.

Prague Writer’s Festival

Prague Writers Festival is one of the most notable literary events in Europe. The festival brings together writers and artists from across the world to share, discuss and celebrate the written word.

Karlov Vary International Film Festival

July brings the annual Karlov Vary International Film Festival, one of the oldest film festivals in the world. The event presents a dazzling array of international films and attracts a number of celebrity actors, film directors and screenwriters.

Dvorak Prague Festival

Each year Prague musicians gather together to celebrate the life and works of composer Antonin Dvorak. Visitors can enjoy a series of performances of his most famous compositions, alongside music by other masters such as Mozart and Strauss.

Prague Autumn Festival

A two week long classical music extravaganza, The Prague Autumn Festival invites visitors to spectacular performances by European orchestras, choirs and soloists.

International Jazz Festival

Prague’s International Jazz Festival features an eclectic mix of jazz music from trios, soloists and big bands. A must for jazz lovers, the event showcases an impressive line up of established and up and coming talent.

Festival Alternativa

Established ten years ago, Prague’s award winning Festival Alternativa is now one of Europe’s most important events for promoting alternative music. In addition to experimental musical performances, the event also includes exhibitions, discussion forums and film presentations.

Christmas Market

Prague Christmas markets are among the best in Europe, the biggest of which is found in the city’s Old Town Square. A magical place to do some last minute shopping, visitors can also enjoy listening to traditional music and sampling seasonal foods.

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