Manifesto Will Celebrate Masopust With Folklore Music in Costumes and Traditional Meals

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Manifesto Anděl is preparing a two-day celebration of the local carnival called Masopust. Visitors can enjoy a special program and menus from Friday, February 25th to Saturday, 26th.

Quite well-known for the South American carnival vibes and lively dance waves that some of the restaurants bring on a regular basis to Manifesto, this time the happenings will highlight the Czech and Moravian traditions.

On Friday, February 25, a cimbalom quartet will perform folklore music while wearing traditional embroidered costumes. During a two-hour performance by four musicians with violin, double bass, cimbalom and viol, anyone will be welcome to sing along.

On Saturday, experienced tutors Jaruška and Anežka will run children’s workshops and make colorful carnival masks. Anyone who wants to dress up for the occasion should unleash their imagination and creativity.

During both days of the Masopust event, the chefs from Zátiší will open a pop-up restaurant with authentic Czech specialties and an unprecedented menu at Manifesto. For the first time, our guests will be able to taste blood sausage with cabbage and butter potatoes, pork sausage, or beef goulash with dumplings.

The special menu will be available until it is sold out for CZK 195 per serving (which will satisfy even big eaters). And because meat can be enjoyed without bread, but not without beer, a special buy 2 get 1 free pint of Vinohrady beer will be on tap. As a digestive, Soot bar will offer a new shooter – hruska – with pear spirit as the main component.

About Masopust

Masopust, in other countries called carnival (carnevale) or Mardi gras, denotes a relatively long period starting from the Three Kings to Ash Wednesday, before the beginning of Easter. The most popular and colorful traditions are concentrated in the last three days, culminating in Mardi gras (literally “Fat Tuesday”).

The name does not mean fasting from meat, but “abandoning meat”. Before that happens, meat and other delicacies, such as cakes, kolache, donuts and other rich desserts, are an unmissable part of carnival celebrations.


Friday, February 25th

  • All-day | Masopust pop-up restaurant by Zátiší
  • 5:30 pm-7:30 pm | Folklore live performance by Cimbalom Music. Quartet in traditional costumes plays cimbalom, violin, double bass and viol. Sing along and dance along!


Saturday, February 26th

  • All-day | Masopust pop-up restaurant by Zátiší
  • 11:00 am- 4:00 pm | Make your carnival mask! Kids workshop led by Jaruška & Anežka. Limited to five children per workshop. Starts every hour. Reservations via the eshop of Manifesto. 
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