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Ride of the Kings in the south-east of the Czech Republic. ©UNESCO 2010
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Ride of the Kings in the south-east of the Czech Republic

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The Ride of the Kings is an annual procession associated with the Christian feast of Pentecost in four small towns in south-eastern Czech Republic. An entourage of chanters, pageboys, the King and his royal cavalcade parade through town dressed in traditional costumes and riding decorated horses, stopping along the way to chant rhymes that comment humorously on the character and conduct of spectators who in turn give monetary gifts for a good performance. The specific practices and responsibilities of the event are transmitted from generation to generation.

on this subject: Nomination file / Dossier de candidature

Place/Country: Czech Republic
Series: 2010 Inscriptions on the Representative List
Type: Documentary
Credits: Jan Blahšek, director. National Institute of Folk Culture, producer ; Brno, producer ; Czech Republic, producer. Agentura Rudolf Chudoba, co-producer.
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Rights/Droits: National Institute of Folk Culture

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