Nothing better than a trip to Prague to celebrate the arrival of good weather. In the capital of the Czech Republic a festival dedicated to spring is organized, the Fiera di San Matteo . It is the oldest spring fair in Europe (its origin dates back to the 16th century) and is dedicated to the saint who, according to Czech tradition, “breaks the ice”, that is, closes the doors of winter. In the Holesovice fair area there is no shortage of rides, stalls, a Ferris wheel that offers a splendid panorama of the city and an exhibition of exotic fish called “Sea World”.
But it is not the only one among the many attractions that make the “Prague Spring” famous. The mild climate and bright colors make the Czech capital an unmissable destination for lovers of this season. In the main squares of the city (Wenceslas Square and Piazza della Repubblica) the Easter markets are held , this year set up until mid-April, with stalls adorned with birch trees and other plants typical of the Easter tradition.
In addition to the markets with typical souvenirs, there are also artisans who make their products and shows dedicated to adults and children.
From May 12 to June 2, the “Prague Spring International Music Festival” will also take place, featuring the best symphonic chamber music orchestras. Then from May 26th to 28th there is the Prague Food Festival, and an appointment dedicated to theater, music and art, the “Prague Fringe Festival” (until June 3rd).
In the night between April 30 and May 1, in Prague (as in other cities of Eastern and Northern Europe) we celebrate Walpurgis Night . On the Petřín hill the end of winter is symbolically proclaimed, and the start of the new season is celebrated with the Bonfire of the Witch, in which puppets and puppets are burned. Dancing and dancing among the cherry trees will accompany you through the night.