International Folklore Festival (Prague Fair)

If you found yourselves in the centre, mainly around Ovocny Trh (the Fruit Market) these days, you surely noticed a lot of folk stuff. Halfway between Na Prikope street and Old Town Square near Estates theatre and Celetna street, the international folklore festival – Prague Fair, takes place. Last year it was a very successful project, and people seem to have interest in handing over and sharing folklore, as a part of each country’s history, heritage, and legacy. It is the fourth event of this kind, and over a thousand artists from 25 countries were invited to perform their country’s tradition.

Until September 2, from two pm to ten pm, traditional clothes, dances, music or handicrafts will be shown. A cherry on the cake is said to be a group from China, which will perform their traditional dragons during the parade. The fair doesn’t have to be a passive activity for anyone, visitors can try to paint on the glass, make candles, become a wheeler in a pottery, or pencil something on silk. After you arrive, don’t forget to exchange your money for the special currency (Prague grosch) used in the fair. The rate is 30 CZK for 1 grosch. Seeing all these attractions is this year again free of charge.

Aug 30, 18:05 (Filed under: Culture, Prague events )

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