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Five-petalled Rose Celebrations Český Krumlov 2016

Term: 17 – 19 June, 30th Year

Municipal celebrations located in the reign of the last Rosenbergs.

THIS YEAR´S THEME: 30th anniversary celebrations

The tradition of Celebrations in Český Krumlov can be traced back to year 1909 when a historical celebratory event to commemorate the 600th anniversary of the founding of the town of Český Krumlov took place. The noble Schwarzenberg family were its esteemed guests. The first year of so-called Five-petalled Rose Celebrations took place in 1968 through the initiative of Mr. Antonín Zwiefelhofer, director at Českokrumlovská scéna and his colleagues from the Český Krumlov Theatre. The Celebrations had been taking place for three years annually and had gained significant popularity. Later the regime banned the Celebrations linked to the Rosenberg symbol, namely the five-petalled rose, since it was viewed as an undesirable glorification of the feudal establishment. The Five-petalled Rose Celebrations were renewed in 1990 symbolizing the regained freedom and this tradition continues to this day.
Please accept our heartfelt invitation to this year´s jubilee!  

SCHEDULE OF KEY EVENTS:

Friday 17 June

10.00 - 9.00 pm Historical marketplace with entertainment at the Castle; entertainment commences at 3 pm
3 pm                     Historical festivities in the town centre
3 - 10 pm Historical military camp from gothic period at the Municipal park (except during processions)
3 pm - 12 am Český Krumlov monasteries – historical festivities and crafts, exhibitions, fencing demonstrations, historical evening festivities
5 pm Steward´s procession through the town. Processional route: Budějovická Gate – Monasteries – 1st Castle courtyard – Latrán – Radniční – Square
6 pm Opening of the 30th Celebrations on Svornosti Square
6.30 pm U Petrova Voka tavern – a folk feast on Svornosti Square
9.45 pm Fire procession through the town with festive conclusion at the Brewery gardens at around 10.30 pm
3 - 8 pm Brewery gardens – historical entertainment, historical games for children, AKA – Academy of Knightly Arts
Moderated by Jura Laštovka
10.30 pm Brewery gardens – In Flamenus fire show
10.30 pm Tomáš Kočka and orchestra – evening concert on Svornosti Square
11 pm - 12 am Night of Music in the town streets
8 pm - 12 am Concerts of various genres in Krumlov pubs

Saturday 18 June

10 am – 9 pm Historical marketplace with entertainment at the Castle
10 am – 12 pm Entertainment throughout the town – music, theatre, dancing as well as juggling and comedians, games for children and adults etc.
Stages: Svornosti Square, Brewery gardens, 1st Castle courtyard, Prelature Courtyard, Růže Hotel, Široká Street, Hradební Street, Český Krumlov Monasteries
10 am – 10 pm Historical military camp from the gothic period at the Municipal park (except during processions)
10 am - 11 pm Český Krumlov monasteries – historical entertainment and crafts, exhibitions, fencing stage
3 pm                     Regent´s historical procession through town. Processional route: Castle – Latrán – Barber´s Bridge – Dlouhá Street – Široká Street – Na louži – Svornosti Square
3.30 pm Festive historical procession through town. Processional route: Horní Street – Svornosti Square – Na louži – Široká Street – Dlouhá Street – Barber´s Bridge – Latrán – Pivovarská Street
10 am – 7 pm Brewery gardens – games for children and adults, varied all-day historical entertainment and historical gastronomy
8 pm Svornosti square – A small festival of medieval music
9 pm Nightly jousting tournament on horseback
10 pm Fire procession through town with festive fire show conclusion at Brewery gardens at around 10.30 pm
10.30 pm Fire show at Brewery gardens
8 pm - 2 am Concerts of various genres in Krumlov pubs to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Celebrations
11.30 pm Flatboats on the Vltava River – remembering the tradition of Celebrations in the 90´s of the past century
12 am Festive fireworks on the southern Castle terraces, this time exclusively in baroque style culminating in a fireworks show above the Český Krumlov Cast

Sunday 19 June 

10 am – 4 pm Historical marketplace with entertainment at the Castle
11 am  A musical matinee – concert by the mixed singing choir Perchta and Christ Congregation Church Chancel Choir (Washington D.C., USA)
10 am – 3 pm Český Krumlov monasteries - historical entertainment and crafts and exhibitions
11 am - 3 pm Historical entertainment on Svornosti Square
10 am - 3 pm Historical military camp from the gothic period at the Municipal park (except during processions)
2 pm                     Live chess – theatrical performance with live figurines on a 12 x 12 meter chessboard in the Revolving Auditorium at Castle gardens
2.45 pm Historical procession through the town starting from the Castle
3.30 pm Conclusion of the Celebrations on Svornosti Square
5 pm Festive concert at the Church of the Divine Body – Baroque Culture Centre

 

THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE! 

 

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Five-petalled Rose Celebrations 2015

29th year of historical municipal celebrations from the the renaissance period when the last Rosenbergs ruled over the territory. It received the Czech Republic Event of the Year Award in 2010 in the Kudy z nudy contest organized by the Czechtourism Agency and Event of the Year 2014 in the Historical Festivals category during the Warrior Festival held in Tábor.

THIS YEAR´S TOPIC
This year we will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the renewed Five-petalled Rose Celebrations – held in 1990 for the first time after a hiatus. The key topic will be an event from 1555 when William of Rosenberg joined two previously independent settlements – Latrán and the Old Town.