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From: 2014.02.10 To: 2014.02.21
Prague returns to its Bohemian roots by resurrecting its 700 year old Carnival tradition. Historically this celebration was the “feast” before the “famine” of Catholic Lent – a period when believers go without meat for forty days (Carne-vale literally means without meat). During Renaissance times the Prague carnival celebrations were notorious throughout Europe. After a long dark age of partying, the carnival is back with all the parties, parades and galas you would expect from this Bohemian capital. Expect the main squares to be transformed with a flurry of masks and parades while the nearby palaces and mansions will play host to luxurious private parties and balls. Prague’s restaurants and art galleries join the fun by offering special carnival menus and exhibitions. Daytime activities offer plenty to keep the kids entertained as well. You can find a full program of festivities on the Bohemian Carnival website.