In the Czech Republic surprisingly few large-scale national festivals. Besides the usual religious ceremonies, most of the annual happy holidays — it’s artistic, musical and sporting events that are not beyond the boundaries of the city. In addition, there are also folk activities in different regions of the country, the most famous of which — Straznice festival (.) in Moravia.
Official holidays of the Czech Republic
1 January — the New year (Novyrok)
March-April — the Second day of Easter (Easter Monday,Velikonocni pondeli)
1 may — may day (Svatek prace)
8 may — the Day of victory in Europe (Den osvobozeni)
5 July — Adoption of Christianity (Den slovanskych verozvestu Cyrila a Metodeje)
6 July — the Day of death of Jan HUS (Den upaleni mistra Jana Husa)
September 28 — Day of the Czech Republic (Den boje za svobodu)
October 28 — the Foundation of the Republic (Den vzniku samostatneho ceskoslovenskeho statu)
November 17 — the Day of struggle for freedom and democracy (Den boje za svobodu a demokracii) December 24 — Christmas Eve (Sterdy den)
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All over the world are the last celebration before lent, which marks the end of winter and arrival of spring.
For almost a month across Europe and America passed numerous festivals. Culminated in the largest and most famous carnival held last weekend — Brazilian carnival in Rio de Janeiro: 6 million and 900 thousand tourists filled the streets to see the fun parades and extravagant processions of the best Samba schools.
In today’s edition of photos from carnivals and various parades that took place the last few weeks around the world.
Carnivals — this is the costumed holidays associated with masked balls and colorful parades, folk festivals and theatrical performances. They are celebrated before lent. Continue reading