Masopust Offers Several Parades in Prague

“Masopust”, (also known as “fašank”), the time of carnivals which historically ended on Ash Wednesday, is the oldest continuous holiday feast in the Czech lands.

This year Masopust falls on February 25, and the highlight will be the annual parade at náměstí Jiřího z Poděbrad.

Mardi Gras at Malá Strana

When: 8. 2. 2020 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The traditional celebrations at Malá Strana begin at Loretanske square and finish at Kampa. Masks will then stop at pubs, restaurants, and shops located on Nerudova, Thunovská, Mostecka streets and Malostranske square. The carnival procession will reach Kampa around 4 p.m.

Karlin Mardi Gras

When: 15. 2. 2020 from 1 p.m. to 67 p.m.

The festivities will start in Kaizlovy sady at 1 p.m. after a short program people disguised in costumes will parade to Karlínské square where the program of the event will continue from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Masopust – Andel 2020

When: 26. 2. 2020 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Celebrations will offer workshops for kids, music and 30 stands with hot sausages, roast piglets, soups or stews, cakes, strudels, mulled wine, hot grog or mead.

Žižkov Mardi Gras

When: 25.2.2020

In Žižkov, the festival begins during a weekend, including activities geared toward families with children.

The peak of the festival is the costume parade, which will be held on February 25, 2020, starting at Jiřího z Poděbrad square 5 p.m., leading through Žižkov and Vinohrady in front of the Viktoria Žižkov stadium. Everyone who will participate at the parade in a costume will be given some of the Czech seasonal specialties for free such as blood or liver sausages or pork-based aspic.

Masopust at the Prague Market

Traditional carnival festivities will be held in front of Hall 22 at the Prague Market. The program includes concerts or production of carnival masks. Join the celebrations on February 1st, 8th and 15th.


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