Easter in Prague: Easter Traditions and Music in Prague
Easter is a special time in Prague and visitors to Prague at Easter can look forward to enjoying its special Easter traditions and atmosphere.
At the Prague Easter markets in the Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square, market stalls 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.
Easter is also the time to attend a mass in one of Prague’s ancient churches and many of these churches are also venues for regular Prague classical concerts.
Some Easter concerts and music in Prague churches to enjoy include:
The Prague Symphony Orchestra and Philharmonic Choir present Dvorak’s Requiem with vocal soloists under the baton of Jiří Kout.
St Nicholas hosts a special Easter Festival concert series with the music of Bach, Mozart, Hadyn, and Vivaldi performed by the Vivaldi Orchestra Praga. Sacred music will be performed by members of the National Theater and State Opera Prague.
Enjoy sacred classical music in beautiful surroundings at the Klementinium. The concert features baroque organ, violin and flute and the Choir Adalbert.
Prague Castle is the most important historic location in the city and at St. George’s Basilica you can enjoy works by Smetana, Schubert, Dvořák, Franck, Pachelbel, Bizet, Vivaldi, Händel, and many other composers.
The Czech Collegium Symphony Orchestra, the Czech Mixed Choir and international soloists present Mozart’s “Requiem” under the baton of conductor Jaroslav Brych at The Estates Theatre, one of the most beautiful historical theatres in Europe.Puccini & Dvorak at the Municipal House
Enjoy selected works by Puccini and Dvorak which will be performed at the Municipal House, Smetana Hall.
The St. Francis of Assisi Church, houses a unique baroque organ which was built in 1702. It is the second oldest organ in Prague and many famous names such as W.A. Mozart, A. Dvorák, J. F. N. Seger and others played this historic musical instrument.
For the complete list of Prague concerts, see HERE.
There are magnificent hotels in the heart of Prague and you can enjoy all the Easter festivities by staying in one of the hotels in the Old Town Square.
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