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15th International Meeting of Folklore Ensembles “Prague Folklore Days”
July 23 – July 26, 2020

FolkWay - International Folklore Festival - Prague - Czech Republic - 2016

It is a great pleasure for us to invite you to Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, to the 15h International Festival, the biggest folk dance event in central Europe.

In 2020 our festival will be held in the period:  July 23 – July 26. The event is organised and realised by the agency Millennium and is taking place under the auspices the President of Czech Republic and the Capital City of Prague . In the previous edition participated over 60 groups from 20 different countries.

 

Participants:

The festival is open for amateur folklore ensembles of all types (singing groups, dancing groups with live or recorded music) as well as for marching groups (such as majorettes, historic soldiers, marching bands, flag wavers, carnival groups,  historic groups, piper groups, historic costume groups, wind and brass orchestras etc.) –  without age limit  but with at least active 14 members

All participating groups will have the following programme:

  • 2 open air performances in the city centre of Prague
  • official meeting of groups´leaders with the representatives of the City of Prague
  • parade of all ensembles through the city centre of Prague
  • sightseeing tour of the city
  • river boat cruise with other participating groups, Czech folklore dinner marionette opera or a performance of a black light theatre, etc. – all on request

You will have a unique opportunity to present the folklore and traditions of your region and country to thousands of viewers from all over the world, make new friends and last, but not least – visit Prague, the Golden City in the heart of Europe with all its sights and magic.

The festival agency is also in charge of accommodation for the groups – all costs in connection with the participation are to be carried by the participants, the organizers are not able to provide accommodation free of charge nor can they pay the travel costs of the groups. We are sending you the festival packages covering the participation.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information and application form.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to Prague in July 2020! The deadline for applications is  May 01, 2020.

 

P.S. Please note that this festival is organized by a local agency and it is the only festival operating under auspices of the City of Prague and with all valid licences of Czech authorities – we have nothing in common with other so-called festivals organized by Russian, Hungarian  or ex-Yugoslavia persons who parasite on our festival and try to destroy the reputation of Prague by their greedy manners. We guarantee fair prices without hidden fees, authorized professional stages and sound, parade in the Old Town, dedicated guides and much more.

 

Package 1

Accommodation at a simple hotel – triple or four-bedded rooms

EUR 123,- per 1 person (3 nights: July 23 – July 26,  2020)

Single room supplement : 16,00 EUR per person per 1 night

Double room supplement : 12,00 EUR  per person per 1 night

Extra night with breakfast: 33,00 EUR

  • festival inscription and organisation fees
  • 3x accommodation with breakfast
  • festival guide accompanying the group during the festival /possibly in your language/
  • Prague sightseeing tour (on foot or by own bus – without entrance fees )
  • 2 public open-air performances
  • festive parade of all groups through the city centre of Prague
  • information material, incl. participation certificate

Package 2

Accommodation at a simple hotel – triple or  four-bedded rooms

EUR 169,- per 1 person  (3 nights: July 23 – July 26,  2020)

Single room supplement : 16,00 EUR per person per 1 night

Double room supplement : 12,00 EUR per person per 1 night

Extra night with breakfast: 33,00 EUR    Extra night with halfboard: 46,00 EUR

  • festival inscription and organisation fees
  • 3x accommodation with halfboard (3-coursed menu without drinks) – one meal together with other groups in a typical restaurant
  • festival guide accompanying the group during the festival /possibly in your language/
  • Prague sightseeing tour (on foot or by own bus – without entrance fees )
  • 2 public open-air performances
  • festive parade of all groups through city centre of Prague
  • information material, incl. participation certificate

Package 3

Accommodation at a 3***  hotel – double  /or triple/ rooms, private shower/WC, close to metro or tram station

EUR 205,- per 1 person (3 nights: July 23 – July 26,  2020)

Single room supplement : 29,00 EUR per person per 1 night

An extra night with breakfast: 42,00 EUR    Extra night with half-board: 55,00 EUR

  • festival inscription and organisation fees
  • 3x accommodation with halfboard (3-coursed menu without drinks) – one meal together with other groups in a typical restaurant
  • festival guide accompanying the group during the festival /possibly in your language/
  • Prague sightseeing tour (on foot or by own bus –  without entrance fees )
  • 2 public open-air performances
  • festive parade of all groups through city centre of Prague
  • information material , incl. participation certificate

Package 4

Accommodation at a centrally located  hotel ****- double or /triple/ rooms

EUR 289,- per 1 person (3 nights: July 23 – July 26,  2020)

Single room supplement : 55,00 EUR per person per 1 night

An extra night with breakfast: 58,00 EUR    Extra night with half-board: 71,00 EUR

  • festival inscription and organisation fees
  • 3x accommodation with halfboard (3-coursed menu without drinks) – one meal together with other groups in a typical restaurant
  • festival guide accompanying the group during the festival /possibly in your language/
  • Prague sightseeing tour (on foot or by own bus – without entrance fees )
  • 2 public open-air performances
  • festive parade of all groups through city centre of Prague
  • information material, incl. participation certificate

 

Package 5

No accommodation, just the festival program, and fee

EUR 49,- per 1 person

  • festival inscription and organization fees
  • the festival guide accompanying the group during the festival /possibly in your language/
  • Prague sightseeing tour (on foot or by own bus – without entrance fees )
  • 2 public open-air performances
  • festive parade of all groups through city center of Prague
  • information material, incl. participation certificate

 

Additional services:

1) Black Light Theatre “Image”, price: 22 EUR per person, 6 or 8 o´clock p.m

2) marionette opera, price: 23 EUR per person, 6 or 8 o´clock p.m.,

3) river boat cruise:       

a) 2-hour-long cruise with buffet dinner (without drinks), price 27 EUR per person

b) 1-hour-long cruise without meal, price 13 EUR per person

4) dinner with other groups on Saturday (if not part of package):  18,00 EUR

5) dinner with Czech folklore show and unlimited drinks:  38,00 EUR

THE PARTICIPATION IN THE FESTIVAL IS CONNECTED WITH ONE OF THE PACKAGES OFFERED. The price given above does not include transfer costs, transportation and parking fees in Prague. Also, the parking fees  at hotels are to be covered by the participants by themselves

 

PRELIMINARY TIME SCHEDULE

Thursday,  July 23, 2020

arrival of the participants

14.00 – 21.30                          open air performances of the ensembles on a centrally located stage

lunch or dinner in the hotel or a restaurant downtown

 

Friday, July  24,  2020

10.00 – 11.30                          meeting  of group representatives at Prague Old Town Town  Hall with a representative of Prague Mayor, diploma awarding and gift exchange

10.00 – 19.30                         open-air performances of the ensembles on 2  centrally located stages

evening free time – or additional program such as dinner on a boat, theatre visit, Czech folklore dinner

 

Saturday, July 25,  2020

10.00 – 11.30                          festive parade of the ensembles through the Old Town  of Prague

11.30 – 21.00                          2  or 3 stages  – open-air performances of the ensembles

20:00                                      common dinner of  all groups in 2 or 3  big folklore  restaurants

sightseeing walks/by own bus  (4 hours without admission fees) will be planned in accordance with time possibilities of each ensemble – every group has a festival guide to accompany the group during the festival and show them the city and its sights

Sunday, July 26, 2020

departure of participants

 

The time schedule is subject to changes – this is just to give you a rough idea of the festival program.

July 23 2020

Details

Start: 23 July
End: 26 July
Cost: 123€
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Venue

Prague, Czech Republic

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Schedule

  • Thursday, July 23, 2020
  • arrival of the participants
  • 14.00 – 21.30 open air performances of the ensembles on a centrally located stage
  • lunch or dinner in the hotel or a restaurant downtown
  • Friday, July 24, 2020
  • 10.00 – 11.30 meeting of group representatives at Prague Old Town Town Hall with reprentative of Prague Mayor, diploma awarding and gift exchange
  • 10.00 – 19.30 open air performances of the ensembles on 2 centrally located stages
  • evening free time – or additional programme such as dinner on boat, theatre visit, Czech folklore dinner
  • Saturday, July 25, 2020
  • 10.00 – 11.30 festive parade of the ensembles through the Old Town of Prague
  • 11.30 – 21.00 2 or 3 stages – open air performances of the ensembles
  • 20:00 common dinner of all groups in 2 or 3 big folklore restaurants
  • sightseeing walks/by own bus (4 hours without admission fees) will be planned in accordance with time possibilities of each ensemble – every group has a festival guide to accompany the group during the festival and show them the city and its sights
  • Sunday, July 26, 2020
  • departure of participants
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Organizer

FolkWay – Propantos
Phone: +306973854977
Email:
Website: Visit Organizer Website