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Ride of the Kings in the South-east of the Czech Republic


Language: English

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.


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Place/region: Brno, Czech Republic, Eastern Europe
Series: 2011 Inscriptions on the Representative List
Type: Documentary
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Director: Jan Blahsek
Publisher: National Institute of Folk Culture, Czech Republic
Coproducer/sponsor: Agentura Rudolf Chudoba
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Rights: National Institute of Folk Culture
 

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Original: DVD
Location: EV only
UMVS reference: AVFONDS-CLTITH-2011-0056400004
Source ref.: DOC:0056400004 CAND:00564
Rights holder: UNESCO ; National Institute of Folk Culture