today’s holiday: Five-Petalled Rose Festival

Five-Petalled Rose Festival

The Festival of the Five-Petalled Rose takes place in Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic, which prospered during the Renaissance; today’s festival permits residents and visitors to relive the town’s past glories. Festival highlights include swordplay demonstrations, plays and street dramas, a medieval feast, a historical market, Renaissance crafts, musical entertainment, and medieval games and dances. The festival takes its name from the rose on the coat of arms of the Rosenbergs, the noble family that lived in the town castle during the late medieval and Renaissance periods. More… Discuss

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