Have you been thinking what to see or to do to experience the best of Bohemian and Moravian culture? In the Czech Republic, many vivid, colourful and simply enchanting folklore festivals take place throughout the year. The tradition of folklore performances has existed since ever. Nowadays it is experiencing its revival with a torrent of popularity among local people, as well as among tourists from different parts of the country and all parts of the world.
What does a folklore festival look like? It is a blend of vivid colours, pleasant tunes of folk songs, of sounds of traditional music instruments, brilliant dancers. Folklore festivals have absolutely overwhelming atmosphere that draws in all participants, as well as the audience. Members of folklore groups and also local people who own a folk costume parade through a town or a village. They sing, play musical instruments and dance. Every folklore festival is a display of ornate dresses. Visiting a folklore festival is also a unique gastronomic experience. You can taste delicious local specialities, as well as traditional meals from all over the Czech Republic.
What are the most prominent Czech folklore festivals that must not be missed when visiting the Czech Republic? Number one among folklore festivals is the annual tradition called Ride of the Kings. It is included on the UNESCO list of cultural heritage. Other remarkable festivals are folklore festival in Strážnice in Moravia or a bagpipe festival in Strakonice, Southern Bohemia.