Prague to Celebrate British Culture this Friday at Malostranské náměstí

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Come celebrate British culture from the heart of Prague, March 23 at Malostranské náměstí from 10:00 – 17:30.

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The annual Zažijte Velkou Británii (Experience Great Britain) event will present British customs, culture, cuisine and more to locals this Friday afternoon, which might not be the best timing for those with day jobs.

But if you do have some time during the day, stop by Malostranské náměstí to sample British goods from local vendors that specialize in bringing a piece of the UK to the Czech Republic, and catch one of the many stage shows that will take place throughout the day.

Those shows will include special performances from the international students at Prague British School, the English College in Prague, and Park Lane International School from 10:30 – 13:00.

A speech from the British Ambassador to the Czech Republic will follow at 13:30.

Other special events include a military tattoo performance, a Scottish dancing workshop and “ode to haggis” cooking show, and dance from the Prague Rinceoirí Irish dance group.

At 16:30, visitors can look forward to a performance from the Cimrman English Theatre, who have brought plays from the iconic (and fictional) Czech writer to English-speaking audiences in Prague and abroad.

See below for a full schedule of events.

While Great Britain doesn’t have an official day of national celebration (like July 4th in the States), this year’s British commemoration in Prague coincides with the March 24 Union of the Crowns, the 1603 joining of England and Scotland that is one of many proposed dates for a new British National Day.

The Zažijte Velkou Británii (Experience Great Britain) event is held in cooperation with the Embassy of Great Britain in Prague and the British Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic.

More information can be found via the official Zažijte Velkou Británii Facebook event.

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Daniel Lee

Daniel Lee

The versatile Danny Lee has been living in Prague and writing about the Czech capital for the past 15 years. You've probably read his work in the past without even knowing it.
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The versatile Danny Lee has been living in Prague and writing about the Czech capital for the past 15 years. You've probably read his work in the past without even knowing it.