Prague has canceled the cultural program at the Christmas markets on Old Town Square
Updates: 11/24/2021 11:44 AM
Released: 24.11.2021, 11:44
Prague – Prague has canceled its cultural program at the Christmas markets on Old Town Square. The reason is the epidemic situation. There will also be no festive lighting of the Christmas tree. Representatives of the Prague City Hall and the Taiko company, which organizes Christmas markets in Prague, announced this to journalists today. This year, Taiko will hold markets on Old Town Square and Republic Square. There will be no markets on Wenceslas Square.
“We will do our utmost to comply with all regulations and make people feel safe,” said Libor Votruba, Chairman of the Board of Taiko.
Market visitors wishing to purchase snacks must present proof of vaccination or covid-19 to the snack vendors at the stalls. It will also be mandatory to wear respirators or adequate compensation when people move around the market and do not consume. According to the market organizers, the sales stands will be located at a distance of two meters and a container with disinfection will be placed at each sales point. The organizers also pointed out that measures may vary depending on the situation and applicable government regulations.
Due to the epidemic situation in the country, the market organizers canceled the cultural program that was to take place in the Old Town Square. For the same reasons, the festive lighting of the Christmas tree will not take place. It was originally scheduled for Saturday, November 27.
According to Taiko’s CEO Jan Dell, the Old Town Square will be decorated in traditional colors with natural shades. Stalls with white roofs are decorated with coniferous garlands with golden and brown balls and cones. The Christmas tree will be decorated in gold and red, as announced by the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Technology of the Capital City of Prague (THMP) Tomáš Jílek. The tree that came to Prague from the village of Pěnčín in the Liberec Region is now being decorated on the Old Town Square. Among other things, it will have a light chain with a length of six kilometers and 3D snowflakes.
The markets will take place from Saturday, November 27. There will be stalls with refreshments or decorative items on the Old Town Square until January 6, 2022. The markets will end on the Republic Square on December 26.