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Markets, Masquerades and All that Jazz - an Easter Break in Prague

19th March 2013

Instead of tucking in to chocolate eggs and Hot Cross buns at home this Easter, an alternative option is to book cheap flights to Prague, and enjoy the flavours of a really traditional spring festival.

Prague River

With mild temperatures and the entire city blossoming into life, the end of February to the beginning of June is a fabulous time to visit the capital of the Czech Republic. There is an overwhelming choice of things to do, from shopping for traditional hand-decorated eggs at the Easter markets, to joining in with the riotous fun of the Bohemian Carnival, and the city’s traditional Mardi Gras has just finished, seeing March in as usual.

Plenty of Highlights

Halloween may be a long way away, but Prague Witches Night is just as good – and it takes place on 30th April. A must for anyone interested in the pagan side of the Easter ritual, the death of winter is marked with bonfires and feats of daring carried out by the locals.

Rolling on into May, we reach the highlight of the city’s cultural calendar – the Prague Spring Music Festival. Three weeks of classical concerts, operas and recitals, featuring international musicians, orchestras and singers, will take place between May 12 and June 2. For those who prefer their music to swing a little, perhaps a jazz cruise, with dinner and a live band, will quite literally float their boat. Combining unparalleled views with cool rhythmic grooves, it is yet another reason to book cheap flights to Prague with Jet2.com. 

March 19, 2013 at 15:52