Enjoy the true Czech Easter! The traditional markets in cities, at castles, and châteaux will take you back a few centuries and the festive Easter dishes will expand your gastronomical horizons.
In short, the program for this year’s Easter festivities is quite rich again.
In Brno, you can look forward to forty stands with the most diverse products, such as wicker baskets, whips, pottery, jewelry, decorations or Easter painted eggs. This year’s program will be rich in cultural events full of dance and singing, performed by Moravian folklore groups and bands.
In Český Krumlov, the local farmers and artisans will offer stylish products, Easter whips, or painted eggs. You can admire wooden products or fur sheep, as well as spring flowers, decorations and seasonal goodies.
The tourist season at many landmarks often starts at Easter. The Křivoklát Castle in Central Bohemia will celebrate the Princely Easter in the middle of April.
The festival will start with a historical costume show and you can look forward to medieval jugglers, a series of concerts and a theatre performance.
In Moravia, Wallachian Open-Air Museum in Rožnov pod Radhoštěm is also bringing the traditionally rich, three-day Easter program. The Museum will be open from Saturday to Monday and visitors can look forward to a rich and interesting program. The main part of the program will take place in the Wooden Village. You can see demonstrations of traditional Easter and spring customs there on the Easter weekend.
And where to go for an Easter chateau tour? Try Moravian Valtice, a former residential manor of the princely family of the Liechtenstein. In addition to the several different chateau tours, you can look forward to stands with handmade products, refreshments, and excellent Valtice wines on the Easter weekend. The honorary courtyard of the chateau will be decorated with maxi eggs and other Easter decorations, cembalo music will sound in the inner courtyard.
If you are not travelling to the south of Moravia, visit the Okoř castle ruin near Prague. The local caretakers have prepared an Easter knight festival for Easter Saturday. In the courtyard, you will see a medieval royal knight tournament, listen to period music, watch fencing, equestrian falconry, theatre, historical dances, a puppet theatre for children and much more.
South Bohemian châteaux will not be left behind. The Blatná Chateau has prepared an Easter market that will present the best of Easter. And the nearby Jindřichův Hradec has also recently started a beautiful tradition. One of the tours changes into a tour without a guide and it is decorated with a thousand of eggs of many sizes and colours in interesting combinations. The tour is called Eggs Gone Wild, and it is open until the end of April.
Tips for Easter events:
- Central Bohemia – Princely Easter at Křivoklát (15–17 April)
- Central Bohemia – Easter Knight Festival at Okoř (17 April)
- Moravia – Easter in the Wallachian Open-Air Museum in Rožnov (16–18 April)
- Moravia – Easter at Valtice (15–18 April)
- South Bohemia – Easter market at Blatná (16–17 April)
- South Bohemia – Easter tours of the Jindřichův Hradec chateau (19–28 April)