Spring is nature’s way of saying: Let’s party! April is in the middle of springtime, which brings out not just pleasant weather, but also the festive side of the city. Prague is ready to party and our beautiful Alcron Hotel with its Art Deco La Rotonde restaurant and stylish Be Bop Bar will give your spring celebration 5 stars.
EXPERIENCE THE MAGIC OF PRAGUE EASTER MARKETS
As spring bathes Prague in magical colors, Easter Markets decorate the city with its little wooden huts selling jewelry, handcrafted goods, puppets, Easter eggs, and of course local food, beer, and hot mulled wine. The markets are open daily from the 2nd until the 24th of April and take over several locations in Prague such as Prague Castle ground, Old Town Square, or the nearby Wenceslas Square; all within walking distance from our 5-star Alcron Hotel. If you need to take a rest from the rush of the city, you can chill at our relaxed Be Bop Bar or enjoy the intimate atmosphere of fine-dining La Rotonde restaurant serving delicious Easter specialties.
DO YOU NEED A REASON TO CELEBRATE THE SEASON?
You can spend the first two days of April in the best Czech way possible and taste beer in all its varieties at Prague Beer Festival in Holesovice Exhibition Grounds. A week later, you can sample delicious international flavors at the Mediterranean Food Festival. The event takes place at the popular Prague site called Naplavka, an embankment on the river bank, which you will reach in less than 15 minutes by walk from our luxurious Alcron Hotel. Student’s festival – “Majales” – is another fun event that will be nearly impossible to miss if you stay at our popular Alcron Hotel around the 23rd of April. The historical Alcron Hotel is located in the city center only a few steps from Vodickova Street where the parade starts. The parade continues to Letna and ends with an open-air music festival. The event draws mostly university students but the lively atmosphere welcomes everyone to attend.
BURN THE WITCH AT THE WITCHES’ NIGHT, AND CALORIES AT THE RACE
Attention all runners! One of the most beautiful races, Prague’s Half Marathon will be winding its way through the historical city on the 2nd of April. If you prefer to burn some calories by dancing around a bonfire, then Witches’ Night, celebrated on the last day of April may be a better plan for you. People design the effigies of witches that are later burnt on pyres, which symbolizes the victory of good forces over evil and marks the end of winter. In Prague, there is a lantern parade usually starting at 7 pm at Malostranske Square, proceeding on to Kampa Island to the huge bonfire where the witch is set on fire.
A FEW MORE REMINDERS FOR APRIL
· On April 1st, do not forget to be vigilant as it is Fools’ Day, and Czechs can be extremely crafty when trying to fool each other.
· You have the last chance to visit the St. Matthew’s Fair, which wraps up on April 11th!
· Good Friday, April 15th, and Easter Monday, April 18th are National Holidays. Most shops, tourist attractions, and sights will be open. Jewish Museum will be closed on these dates.