Walpurgis“The night of the witches” or “Saints Philip and James Night” is a very old pagan feast, which developed into a popular folk custom. The celebrations of incipient spring, fertility of the earth, rebirth and cleansing fire rituals are hold during the night from April 30 to May 1. Bonfire is an important part of the tradition as the fire was believed to protect against evil forces and illnesses. Even today people gather, lit bonfires and celebrate. Erected in small towns and villages, maypoles, a maple or birch tree decorated with ribbons and spring flowers are traditional symbols of the awakening of nature, abundance and new life.

An overview of events and activities on April 30, 2020 in Prague is extensive.

Prague's Witches Night at Ladronka 2020 - Cancelled
30.4.2020 from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. 
Walpurgis night at Ladronka is a widely-attended gathering with a fantastic programme for the whole family. The programme includes a theatre performance for kids, themed competitions, a magician show, workshops, concerts and numerous stands with food and drinks. The event is free of charge. 

Witches at Little Quarter
30. 4. 2020  
The parade sets off from Malostranske square goes along Mostecka street, Charles Bridge, Kampa and Kampa Park. The "witches" will be burned at Kampa Park around 8 p.m.  

Witches Night at Chodov Fortress (Chodovska tvrz) - Cancelled
30. 4. 2020 from 14:00 - 22:00
Children and adults can enjoy great afternoon programme, acrobatic performance, a fairy-tale, games and competitions. Live music, a huge fire with a witch and refreshment stands. Free entrance. 

Witches Night at Chvaly chateau (Chvalsky zamek) 2020 - Cancelled
30.4.2020 from 2 p.m. - 10 p.m. 
The afternoon program features a children's music, dance performances, a face painting salon, games and an interactive magic show at the stage. There will be a concert for kids by a popular Czech bands. Fireworks show will conclude the whole show. 

Witches Night at Žluté lázně 2020 - Cancelled

The witches night at Žluté lázně is a hugely-popular event that offers dance and music performances, magicians with their magic tricks, activities for children including art workshops, competions or face-painting. A petting zoos, merry-go-round and a little train is usually available. The entrance is free. 

Witches Celebrations at Hostivař Reservoir - Cancelled
30.4.2020 from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. 
Located in the middle of Hostivar Forest Park, Hostivar reservoir offers the perfect setting for an outdoor event as well as amazing views. Witches party with Pigy with concerts, a huge campfire and numerous activities for kids and adults will be held on April, 30 from 3 p.m. Programme for kids includes  a wizardly show, Lollipopz dance group performance, competitions and games. A special guest of the event is Děda Mládek and Illegal Band.

Spring markets at Brevnov and and burning of witches

The eighteenth year of the "Spring Brevnov Markets with the burning of witches" takes place in the area in front of the Břevnov Monastery. Rich program for kids and adults alike, competitions, music and a wide selection of food stands.

Witches night at Central Park Pankrac by Café Na půl cesty
30.4. from 3 p.m.
Central Park Pankrac and Café Na půl cesty hosts popular celebration that aims to combine entertainement with education on mental health issues. The themes of this year are „prejudice, stereotypes and a life withou labels“. The program includes concerts (Pio Squad and DunDun bands), a fair, workshops for children and adults, cometitions, an interactive photo corner and presentations of interesting projects by non-profit organizations.

Free entry
Witches night at Shipyard Vltava, Prague 8
26.04.2019 from 3.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.
The Karlín Spectrum (House of Children and Youth) organizes traditional April festivities at Vltava shipyard (Libeňský ostrov). Magical tasks and competitions, a fairy-tale performance, boat rides, sport activities and traditional Czech sausage roasting on open fire. Reservations are recommended at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 222 333 888 until 25 April 2019. The prize is 50 CZK and the costume of the wizard or witch is welcome.

Witches at the Station of Young Technicians, Prague 6
25.04.2019 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Traditional event for kids in front of the Station of Young Technicians (House of Children and Youth) inludes thematic fun activities for kids, workshops and roasting of sausages.

Witches at the Station of Young Biologists, Prague 5
28.4. from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Children will learn interesting facts about spiders and their life or they will create scary subjects during the enchanting afternoon at the Station of Young Biologists (House of children and Youth). You can visit local tropical terarium exotic reptiles and fish. The price is 20 CZK.

Celebrations of Saints Philip and James Night at Klamovka Klub, Prague 5
30.04.2019 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Afternoon full of games, competitions, art activities, singing with a guitar and roasting of sausages at Klamovka Klub (House of Children and Youth) is suitable especially for small kids ages 3 – 15. Simple games, a fenced playground, a limited number of visitors as well as peaceful atmosphere. The comsuption of alcohol is not allowed at this event. The entrance fee is 40 CZK and the reservation is recommended at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 777 751 706. Costumes are welcome.

Children and youth houses as well as municipal districts organize witches´ gatherings for kids with fun competitions and engaging programs. Explore our “What´s on section
” for a list of events on Witches Night Celebrations in Prague.
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