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Prague hosts events all year round, from the Christmas and Easter markets to the Prague Marathon, food and beer festivals, special exhibitions, pop concerts, and folk and classical music festivals. 2015 is no exception.


  May 2015

2015 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship
2015 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship
Date: 01 May 2015 - 17 May 2015
Czech Republic hosts the 2015 Ice Hockey World Championship, with Group Stage games taking place in Prague and Ostrava and the finals at the capital's O2 Arena. The Czechs take on Olympic gold and silver medallists Canada and Sweden in Prague in the preliminary round, in a rare chance to see a host of stars of European and North American hockey go head to head.
Where: O2 Arena, Ocelarska 460/2, Prague 9
Getting There: Take the metro to Ceskomoravska (line B). Journey time: 10 minutes from Mustek at Wenceslas Square.
OR take tram 3 from Vodickova street, off Wenceslas Square to O2 Arena. Journey time: 25 minutes.
Website: 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship

Prague events
Labour Day
Date: 01 May 2015
Public holiday. Prague sightseeing and entertainment operate as normal. Shops have limited opening times.

Wenceslas Square
Majales
Date: 01 May 2015
Student-celebrated spring festival which takes place throughout the Czech Republic. In Prague this manifests itself as a parade starting at Jan Palacha, near the horse at the top of Wenceslas Square, ending at the Old Town Square.
Where: Wenceslas Square, New Town, Prague 1

Petrin Hill & Observation Tower
May Rituals
Date: 01 May 2015
Petrin Hill is the romantic setting for couples in love to spend a few hours together, after placing flowers at the feet of a statue of the celebrated 19th century poet, Karel Hynek Macha. Macha created several myths, a few illegitimate offspring and an epic poem called 'May'. Thus, lovers make a pilgrimage in his name and find a quiet corner to, well, er, let's say no more.
Where: Petrin Hill & Observation Tower, Lesser Town, Prague 5

Prague events
Liberation Day (1945)
Date: 08 May 2015
Public holiday. Though the Soviet tanks rolled in to liberate the Czech Republic a day later than elsewhere, on 9 May 1945, VE Day is celebrated annually on the 8 May, in line with the other former Communist countries "liberated" by the Russians.
Where: Prague & Czech Republic

Prague Food Festival 2015
Prague Food Festival 2015
Date: 29 May 2015 - 31 May 2015
Time: 12:00-22:00
The Prague Food Festival celebrates the culinary skills of the top restaurant chefs in the Czech Republic. Visitors can sample local and international dishes expertly prepared by them, as well as fine wines, sparking wines and beers. For families, a children’s area offers child supervision, entertainment and cooking.
You can pre-book, but the system is a little complicated. We advise buying tickets at one of the gates on the day for 500czk (0-5yrs free), which includes food sampling.
Where: Royal Gardens at the back of Prague Castle.
There are 4 entrances, the easiest to find is beside Lvi Dvur Restaurant (tram 22 stops outside - tram stop Prazsky Hrad).
Map of Tram Stop: where to alight tram.
Getting There: Take the metro to Malostranska (line A). Then take tram 22 and alight at Prazsky Hrad (Prague Castle).
Price: 500czk
Website: Prague Food Festival 2015

Prague Opera
Prague Opera, Ballet & Classical Concert listings & tickets
Dates: May 2015
Prague is famous for opera, ballet and classical concerts. Performances take place in three magnificent opera houses, in stunning concert halls and in an array of beautiful historic churches. Tickets are reasonably priced, so shows often sell out. Advance reservations are therefore highly recommended.
Website: Prague opera, ballet and concert listings & tickets

Prague Theatre
Prague Theatre listings & tickets
Dates: May 2015
Visit the Prague theatre for a typically Czech experience.
Black light theatre is a highly charged mix of dynamic dance, mime, singers, film, and state-of-the-art visual and sound effects. And marionette theatre features giant puppets. Shows are highly visual to appeal to adults and children of all ages and nationalities. Advance reservations are highly recommended.
Website: Prague theatre listings & tickets


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