Břevnov Feast (Posvícení)

Pot with punch, monastery on the back

At the beginning of October you can visit Břevnov Feast. Břevnov is part of Prague behind the Prague Castle. There is the oldest monastery for monks in Czech Republic; it was founded by one of the first Czech patrons and saints St. Adalbert (Vojtěch) in 993. During 18th century the whole premises were rebuild in baroque style by the most famouse architects in Prague as Kryštof and Kilián Ignác Dientzenhofer‘s, Petr Brandl, Karel Josef Hiernle. The place worth seing and very nice opportunity to do so is during the October Feast.
We visited this event with my husband and parents and also our small dogs yesterday.

Hand made baskets and sheep pillows from wool.

First we watched the attractions as carousels, shaggy, Bisley with paper flowers and cuddly animals, my husband won yellow hippo toy and flower for me.

Fortunatelly we came to the place before the lunch, which appeared to be crucial, so we were able to enjoy the tastes of traditional Czech Feasts, as baked goose or duck, piece of grilled bull or ribs, cracklings, baked ham, typical cheese, dumpling, cabbage, potato pancakes. After that we checked also the sweets, as trdelnik, traditional Czech gingerbread, pancakes and many other types.

Gingerbread hearts and other sweets

Carving wooden forms for butter or sweets.

For drink we had to choose from several beers, there were several kiosks from different breweries and during the cold Sunday I was really grateful for non-alcoholic hot cherry beer from Bernard Brewery! My husband tried St. Adalbert beer brewed in the Monastery, it was rather good, but strong.

Finally we arrived to the Old Czech Village, where we watched craftsmen creating some new piece of their art, like wooden form for butter or fragile glass figures.

I really enjoyed our family afternoon; my favorites were manual coffee-roaster, the Santos there was brilliant; and kiosk with creative works from school-children from the area around Břevnov monastery.

Grilled bull

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. K A Hunold
    Oct 14, 2011 @ 16:30:12

    Wow, those handmade baskets are amazing! My favorite photo is of the gingerbread hearts. They are beautiful with all the colors and decoration. Thanks so much for posting these photos.


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