This weekend in Prague: Mother's Day 2022 edition

Celebrate Mother's Day with food and flowers, dance on the roof of Lucerna, and explore the historical palaces that house Czech parliament. Staff

Written by Staff Published on 05.05.2022 16:27:00 (updated on 06.05.2022) Reading time: 4 minutes

Celebrate Freedom

Liberation Day festivities

To mark the Liberation Day state holiday, the seats of both chambers of parliament will be open for free tours. The Senate will open Wallenstein Palace, with its ornately decorated halls, and Kolovrat Palace, which has historical lounges and a garden. The Chamber of Deputies will allow a sneak peek inside Palace Smiřických and Sternberg Palace on Malostranské náměstí. Read about the Senate open house here and Chamber open house here.

A big celebration of the end of World War II is actually out of town, but worth the trip. The victory in Europe will be commemorated in Plzeň, West Bohemia, from May 5 to 8. The Liberation Festival Pilsen has its main commemorative event on Friday, while on Saturday there is music and on Sunday there is a convoy of vintage military vehicles and a flyover. All three days will have camps and exhibitions. U.S. forces liberated Plzeň and the surrounding area at the end of World War II, but were told to stop there and not liberate the rest of the country. Read more here and here.

Palace Smiřických. Wikimedia commons, CC BY-SA 4.0.
Palace Smiřických. Wikimedia commons, VitVit, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Raise a glass at Riegrák

Wine and prosecco festival

Drink prosecco in the park under the chestnut trees. The two-day wine and prosecco festival at the open-air pub inside Riegrovy sady on May 6 and 7 presents Italian and Czech white, red, and sparkling wines. Admission is via purchasing a wine glass for CZK 100. Read more here.

Bring mom flowers and more

Flower festival, Mother's Day at Kulaťáku, and a special brunch

A colorful flower market is happening at Ctěnice chateau in Prague 9–Vinoř on May 7 from 10 am to 5 pm. Buy flowers, herbs, and cacti. There will be a workshop to show children how to make fascinators as well as ceramic painting. Free admission. Read more here and here.

Celebrate Mother’s Day a day early at Den matek na Kulaťáku. Vítězné náměstí has a wine and food festival on May 7 from 8 am to 8 pm. Expect wine, beer coffee, pastries, Mediterranean food, burgers, and vegetarian cuisine as well as stalls with crafts. The side program offers yoga, a flower workshop, and live music. The standard farmers market also takes place from 8 am to 2 pm. Read more here.

Take mom to a simple Mother’s Day Brunch at Jídelna Kuchařek bez domova (Homeless Chefs Eatery), located at Brožíkova 6 in Prague 5–Smíchov. Meals at affordable prices are prepared by women facing difficult situations. Choose from sweet or savory vegetarian menus. Read more here.

Dance above Prague

Rooftop tango lessons

After a long break, you can once again Tango on the Rooftop of Lucerna. The first event is on May 8, with a lesson at 5:30 pm and then dancing from 6:30 pm. Admission includes a welcome drink, and a snack bar is available. Read more here.

Dancing on the roof of Lucerna. Photo: Facebook.
Dancing on the roof of Lucerna. Photo: Facebook.

Do some feel good shopping

Charity shopping event

Support charity by shopping for vintage clothes at Kasárna Karlín on May 8 from 2 pm. Proceeds will go to support the Food Not Bombs collective. You can acquire new additions for your wardrobe or bring items you no longer need. Food Not Bombs will use the money raised to buy hygiene products for the homeless. Read more here and here.

Meet a Ukrainian theater troupe

"Waiting for H" by Theatre Yellow & Blue

A new theater production Waiting for the H is performed in Ukrainian by Theatre Yellow & Blue, made up of recently arrived Ukrainian actors. The story is inspired by Becket’s Waiting for Godot, and in this case the H they are waiting for stands for “human.” People must learn to set serious goals for themselves and not be afraid to chase their dreams, and for this to change their lifestyle. The play takes place at Divadlo Na Prádle on May 6 at 7 pm. Read more here.

Get out to a gig

Eagles of Death Metal and Kryštof

Hard rockers Eagles of Death Metal, now on a 25th-anniversary tour, are not actually a death metal band. The name started as sort of a joke. Founding member Jesse Hughes is on vocals and guitar. The other founder, Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age, is still a member but is not touring. The band will be at Lucerna Music Bar on May 6 for a rescheduled show. Read more here.

Czech band Kryštof is at O2 Arena on May 6 and 7 for their long-delayed Christmas 2020 shows. Tickets to those remain valid. The band has released new material, so fans can expect to hear an updated song list. The theme of the show will still be Christmas in May, and people can dress up accordingly. Read more here.

Take the kids

Autobus day

The fifth annual PID Autobus Day will take place May 7 from 10 am to 5 pm in the bus terminal at the Letňany metro station. See historic and modern buses and take part in a guided tour of the coordination control room. There will also be nostalgic rides on historic buses to see the sights around Letňany. Admission is free. Read more here.

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