Burning of the witches (Pálení čarodějnic)

The night between April 30th and May 1st is referred to by many as Saint Walpurgis Night. Saint Walpurga was an abbess who fought pestis, rabies, and other diseases, but she is better known for her battles against witchcraft. She was canonized on May 1st in 870, and that is the reason for this celebration on April 30th.

There are celebrations and commemorations of Saint Walpurga in several countries, but the one in Czech Republic and Prague is one of the most visible celebrations. On this evening, it is normal to make bonfires on hills all around the country. On the top of the bonfire, you can find sometimes find a puppet or a witch model that is burnt on the fire. This is once again to remember the battle against witches. Some even say that when dark smoke comes up from the fire, it is the witches leaving the area.

Honestly, few people take any of this seriously. As a result, this is mostly a celebration and a night out for young people. One of the most popular places to enjoy this event is at the Petrin Hill in Prague, near the Petrin Lookout Tower.

After a good night’s sleep and getting rid of the witches on April 30th, do not forget that May 1st is Love Day in Prague!

The most romantic places in Prague

The capital of the Czech Republic, Prague is among the nicest, most romantic and most beautiful cities in whole Europe which has countless programs, restaurants and hotels for couples. What could be more perfect than a romantic get away in Prague? So in this article we will introduce you to some of the most romantic spots in the city.

Prague is super romantic
Prague is super romantic

Petrinske Terasy is a restaurant that is located in the most romantic part in the city on the Petrin Hill whit breathtaking view over the Vltava River and the city. It is a perfect place for couples on a summer day when you can sit outside on the terrace having the most beautiful view on Prague. It is also really cosy in the winter with the wooden interior, the fire place and the huge windows which allows the visitors to have a splendid panorama view on the city.

Letna Park is one of the nicest parks in the centre of the city which is located between some busy shopping streets and the Vltava River. What could be more nicer than having a walk or laying in the grass with your loved one?

Petrin Tower is known as the love place in Prague. There is a huge park under the tower with lots of statues of different Czech artists and there is also a statue of K.H.Macha who is one of the most famous Czech poets and a lot of couples kiss on 1st May each year.

Prague has a lot more to offer from the restaurants through the hotels to the various attractions and programs in the city. If you want to know more on Prague check the following site.