May / August: Costume Feast and Hlohovec Festival

May / August: Costume Feast and Hlohovec Festival

In the village of Hlohovec (district of Břeclav) still lives a lively ethnographic activity. Twice a year, traditional folk costume feasts are held.

The first of the two feasts is in May every year, in honour of Saint John Nepomuk, the Saint of Bohemia, whose feast day is on the 16th and the second of the traditional feasts takes place every year on a Sunday and on a Monday in honour of Saint Bartholomew, whose feast day is on the 24th of August. The costumed feasts which take place on these days are ancient in origin. They are enjoyed by people in the local area but they are particularly looked forward to by the young people who consider it to be like Christmas.

The appearance of the maypole differs slightly in each village of Moravia, but typical elements can be found everywhere. The Maypole is the very symbol that announces to the surrounding area that there is a feast in the village. It rises high, consisting of two or three trunks connected to each other. The green top, decorated with ribbons, was supposed to symbolize life. The rest of the trunk is stripped of branches and bark. Maypoles are hand-built in increasingly fewer villages, so it is no wonder that this tradition always attracts many spectators to the House of Culture (Community Centre) on the Saturday evening, following the interesting spectacle of the erecting of the Maypole.

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