Prague Easter is a very busy time for tourists who want to be part of the Czech Easter traditions. Visitors will need to plan their visit well in advance and ensure that accommodation is also booked. This is a wonderful time to visit Prague with the Prague Easter markets and the city full of color and vibrancy.
Prague’s Old Town Square transforms itself into a large market packed full of wooden toys, candles, jewelery, metal-ware, embroidered cloth and much much more. The true gems of the market however are the hand-painted Easter Eggs. Beautiful traditional women dressed in beautiful traditional clothing can personalize your eggs by writing a private message or a name on them. Red-roofed booths fill the square, hawking one-of-a-kind knick-knacks, including Czech glass, jewelry, handcrafted straw products, wooden toys and candles. Visitors will also get a chance to paint Easter eggs and weave their very own willow sticks during one of the numerous workshops offered throughout the month.
The architecture here is beautiful and you don’t need to spend a lot to have a great time. Visit at the end of March for Easter and you can cheer on the runners in the Prague half marathon before hitting the Easter Markets with a vengeance. You’ll find handcrafted gifts, including wooden toys, crystal, candles, jewelery, puppets and dolls. Some of the Luxury Apartments in Prague have up to 60% from discounts, including Apartment Attic Olivova and Apartment Attic Klimentska. You’ll be directly in the main square and the charming and lively Wenceslas Square filled with many restaurants, shopping malls and historical monuments and sights.
There is a tradition of Easter flogging which is a more gentle activity than its title suggests. The young men armed with their Easter sticks which are made of wicker with colourful ribbon tied to it, move from house to house flogging the women. The men were rewarded with a decorated egg although that has now changed to plum brandy which ensures that men get quite jovial as the day progresses. Prague Easter markets in the Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square are full of brightly coloured, hand-painted Easter eggs, embroidery, crystal ware, handcrafted products and Easter whips, not to mention the many Easter treats and enticing snacks that are on sale. Other Easter experiences include Easter egg painting by the girls and women. Easter caroling are performed by the boys who, with their braided whips, call on homes and whip the legs of girls and women of the homes. The boys recite Easter carols as they go about their whipping. In return, they are given one of the colourful Easter eggs.
People can also donate to charity. There are two charity stands in both Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square, as well as charity moneyboxes. Various performances on a stage are planned for every day, especially performances of music and dance choirs from all over the country. The breathtaking, fairytale vision of Prague’s ancient squares and Gothic architecture makes it easy to see why it’s known as ‘the city of golden spires’. During the Easter period, the Prague Easter Markets (Velikonoční Trhy) can be found in the Old Town Square and are hugely popular with locals and tourists alike. Rather than filling up on market treats, save room for dinner at the Michelin-starred restaurant Allegro: if the spring days are warm enough, guests can dine on the terrace with its river-level views of the Charles Bridge and Castle spectacularly lit up by night.
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