Experience Easter in Czech style

#LifeInCzechia Easter is almost here. This year it will be celebrated from April 7 to 10. Get ready for good food, egg painting, and local traditions. Do you like celebrating it? Or do you want to learn more about how it’s celebrated in Czechia? Don’t worry, we prepared some tips for you across the country.


Don’t miss free folklore performances.

Easter is the holiday of welcoming spring and the resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is celebrated on the first weekend after the first spring full moon that follows the equinox. It is accompanied by many customs. One of them is hand-painted eggs called kraslice, but there are many different techniques, including the carving of ornaments. Easter celebrations also include Easter markets, where you can try a traditional meal, buy Easter decorations and learn something new.



Easter markets in Prague start 25th of March and will be open until April 16. You can find them in Old Town Square, Wenceslas Square, Peace Square, Republic Square, and Prague Castle.

Would you like to go to a philharmonic concert? On April 2 and 3 at 7:30 pm, there will be an Easter concert by Richard Pachman. It will take place in the Church of St. Simon and Jude. Buy your tickets here.



This year, the Easter market will be located at Liberty Square. You can come here from March 31 to April 9. There will be free concerts of folklore groups and dulcimer music. The program will be announced on Facebook.

If you want to experience the Easter atmosphere away from the busy center of Brno, go to Slavkov u Brna. Visit its beautiful baroque castle that newly opens on March 25. You can learn more about it here. In front of the castle, you will find the Easter market on April 1. 


Hradec Králové

The Easter market will take place only one day – on April 1 – in Adalbertinum. Mark it in your calendar to be able to taste the traditional meals and buy Easter decorations. More information here.

Do you want to see the original wooden architecture? Visit Šrámek’s farm in Piletice. It is a historical monument with valuable wooden residential houses and barns. A farm is an ideal place for folklore celebrations. You will find the Easter market here from April 6 to 10.


Discover the exhibition of Easter eggs.



In Pilsen, you can visit the Easter market for 10 days starting on March 3. You can look forward to demonstrations of folk traditions and crafts. Every day, an accompanying program is prepared. Check it out here.

Take a trip to Chudenice castle and connect Easter with history. Discover the interior of this renaissance castle from the 16th century. Learn more about the castle here. After that, you can see the exhibition of Easter eggs, handcrafts, and other traditional items. The exhibition is available from April 1 to 10.



The Easter market in Olomouc will take place from April 1 to 9. You will find it on the Upper Square. Children can learn how to braid traditional whips or dye Easter eggs. Apart from the local specialties and craft fairs, you can admire spring flowers and decorations from Flora Olomouc.

As Easter is a Christian Holiday, it is an excellent opportunity to visit an important place of pilgrimage. In Svatý Kopeček, there is a lovely baroque basilica. You will find here a ZOO with a special Easter program. On April 8 and 9, you can attend the feeding of ten species of animals as well as discover Easter traditions surrounded by nature and animals. Learn more here.


Do not hesitate to learn more about our Easter traditions. If you want to feel at home, check out our categories of “Living” and “Places to go” where you will find tips for great pastime activities and recommendations for interesting spots. You will not only have a lot of fun but also learn about your new home.

Sources: České Velikonoce, Kudy z nudy, Visit Czechia

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Monika Tužinská

Hey, my name is Monika. I love exploring the world and learning new languages. I worked in the USA for several months and moved to Brno a year ago, so I know how it feels to live in a different country. Let's discover Czech Republic together.

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