Location: PRAGUE, Czech Republic
Director: P.D.S.& WOFA
Application Deadline: 15 February, 2023
With pleasure we INVITE you (Folk ensembles, Choral groups, Brass bands, orchestras, balroomdance groups, modern dance group, majorette teams), (children, youth and adults groups) to participate on VIII International Music & Folk - dance festival “CHRISTMAS INTERNATIONAL FOLKLORE FESTIVAL IN PRAGUE” 08 – 11 December , Prague, Czech Republic 2023
The Festival light motive is to present the cultural tradition of different countries and to provide an opportunity for the members of groups to get together, to establish friendships and culture presentation trough dance and music.
Prague is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe in terms of its setting on both banks of the Vltava River, its townscape of burger houses and palaces punctuated by towers, and its individual buildings. The Historic Centre represents a supreme manifestation of Medieval urbanism (the New Town of Emperor Charles IV built as the New Jerusalem). The Prague architectural works of the Gothic Period (14th and 15th centuries), of the High Baroque of the 1st half of the 18th century and of the rising modernism after the year 1900, influenced the development of Central Europe, perhaps even all European architecture. Prague represents one of the most prominent world centres of creative life in the field of urbanism and architecture across generations, human mentality and beliefs. In the course of the 1100 years of its existence, Prague’s development can be documented in the architectural expression of many historical periods and their styles. The city is rich in outstanding monuments from all periods of its history. Of particular importance are Prague Castle, the Cathedral of St Vitus, Hradćany Square in front of the Castle, the Valdgtejn Palace on the left bank of the river, the Gothic Charles Bridge, the Romanesque Rotunda of the Holy Rood, the Gothic arcaded houses round the Old Town Square, the High Gothic Minorite Church of St James in the Stark Mĕsto, the late 19th century buildings and town plan of the Nave Mĕsto. As early as the Middle Ages, Prague became one of the leading cultural centres of Christian Europe. The Prague University, founded in 1348, is one of the earliest in Europe. The milieu of the University in the last quarter of the 14th century and the first years of the 15th century contributed among other things to the formation of ideas of the Hussite Movement which represented in fact the first steps of the European Reformation. As a metropolis of culture, Prague is connected with prominent names in art, science and politics, such as Charles IV, Petr Parléř, Jan Hus, Johannes Kepler, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Franz Kafka, Antonín Dvořák, Albert Einstein, Edvard Beneš (co-founder of the League of Nations) and Václav Havel Participants are ensembles from Russia, Indonesia, India, Poland,Ukraine, Greece, Turkey, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia,Romania, Slovenia, Montenegro, Italy, Sweden, Moldavia, Armenia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria,Hungary, Latvia
08.12. – Arival of Ensembles at Hotel, room accommodation, and facultative tour of Prague with attendance of professional local guides: walk through main avenue Vaclav…, National museum, then Staromestke namesti (main town square) and view on famous astronomical watch-Orloj. Departure to a famous Prague ghetto-Jew square and visit to Staronov Synagogue. Then departure to Vltava and tour of Carl’s bridge, the Old tower and monument to Carl the IV, National divaldo (theater) and then return to hotel. Diner. Facultative departure to some of the discotheques for social activities and entertainment. Return to hotel. Overnight stay.
19.12. – After breakfast facultative whole day tour to Carl’s Vari, the most famous health resort in Czech and one of the most famous in Europe which was visited by many European rulers, brilliant painters, poets, and other famous people or hall day excursion to beautiful city of Dresden !!! Return to Prague. Going back to hotel.
Dinner. Overnight stay.
10.12. – Breakfast. Festival day.
Perform of cultural-art societies. Receiving of certificates. Dinner.
Facultative: Mutually– friendly night.
11.12. – Breakfast. Facultative ship tour on the river Vltava. Return to hotel. Leaving the hotel and unfortunately moving of all ensembles back to their arrival point of departure with another meeting next year
Accommodation at Hotel“s like : Top hotel **** 125 EURO FOR 3 HB
(paying goes in several month payments till departure time)
The arrangement price includes:
- Hotel accomodation in hotels like «Top» ****www.tophotel.cz ... in Prague based on 3 half board in 1/3 rooms ( supplement for 1/2 room is from 5 e per person per night )
- Organization expenses
- Free place on every 25 th member
- Inviting letter
The arrangment price not include:
- Additional day in some of Hotels is from 25 e per person in 1/3 or 1/4 room ( price depends from chosen Hotel )
- Facultative tours (tour of Prague from 4 e per person , Dresden 25 e, Carlstein 15 e , Carlovi vari 25 e, Discoteques 8 e, Ship tour 8 € – 10 €... prices depends from number of persons
- Transport, parking, insurance ...
Note: all ensembles must provide their own music, leading orchestra or music CDs.
Each ensemble is obligated to set performance in duration of 5 - 15 minutes.
NUMBER OF SEATS ARE LIMITED!!!!!!!.