There’s no time to feel blue: Cultural traditions of the Moravian Slovakia region; Blueprint dyeing, folk dance and folk costumes (2-day excursion)
The Czech Republic is extremely rich with cultural traditions, and we are proud to point out that many of them have been added to the UNESCO Lists of Intangible Cultural Heritage. To this day, many of these traditions are part of local customs and celebrations – especially in the region known as Moravian Slovakia. Whether you’re talking about Czech blueprint dyeing, folk dance or the ‘king’s ride,’ the richness of the region’s traditions will blow your mind!
In cooperation with the National Institute of Folk Culture, the JA Comenius Museum in Uherský Brod and the Museum of Moravian Slovakia, we are offering a rich program you can experience with all five senses.
Your first day will begin with a pleasant ride through the charming Moravian countryside to Uherský Brod, followed by a visit to the museum of great baroque scholar JA Comenius, a local traditional folk show and refreshments consisting of local specialities. In the afternoon, you will have the chance to explore the Open-Air Museum in Strážnice (the National Institute of Folk Culture), where wonderfully preserved houses display the variability of the vernacular architecture of the Moravian Slovakia region. During the evening, after a buffet dinner served outside, you can get hands-on experience in numerous traditional craft workshops, including a blueprint dyeing workshop, or even learn how to dance with professional folk dancers.
On your second day, we will take you to discover another tradition – one which the locals start their day with – at the Home Distillery Museum, where the fruit brandy ‘slivovice’ is made. Immerse yourself deeper into history and tradition at the Museum of Moravian Slovakia in Uherské Hradiště, where you can visit unique depositories of folk costumes.
After lunch, we will return to Prague by bus.
Recommended for members of: AVICOM, ICEE
Additional fee - 61 EUR
The Open-Air Museum Strážnice – The National Institute of Folk Culture
JA Comenius Museum, Uherský Brod
The Museum of Moravian Slovakia
Home Distillery Museum
Day 1 - 26 August 2022
Departure from parking lot of the hotel Corinthia
Arrival in Uherský Brod (1 break en route)
Welcome to JA Comenius Museum in Uherský Brod, guided tour
Lunch and accompanying cultural music program (traditional folk dance and music)
Departure to Strážnice
Open-Air Museum visit followed by buffet dinner, workshop and cultural program
Shuttle buses depart for hotel
Overnight stay in Bzenec
Day 2 - 27 August 2022
Departure to Vlčnov – Home Distillery Museum
Tour of the Home Distillery Museum, tasting
Departure to Uherské Hradiště
Visit to the Museum of Moravian Slovakia
Special tour of museum depositories
Departure to Prague
Arrival in Prague
Please be at the departure point 15 minutes prior to departure.