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From the Pagan Solstice to Christian Christmas - Sun and Native Scenes in Bethleheme Chapel

Bethlehem Chapel (Betlémská kaple), Betlémské náměstí 4, Praha 1 - Staré Město, 110 00
Web: http://www.suz.cvut.cz/ostatni/betlemska-kaple, http://www.bethlehemchapel.eu
tel.: +420224248595, +420724229287

When?

24. 11. 2016 – 3. 1. 2017

This year, the exhibition takes you back in time, when the most important feast was the winter solstice. You will find out, how ancient people were able to calculate the term of the winter solstice, which represented for them a big feast of the sun. In some cultures, it is celebrated as the beginning of a new year. With the winter solstice there were connected many customs and ceremonies. 

You will have a chance to see cribs, decorated Christmas trees and old crafts.

Accompanying programmes:

  • 26. and 27. 11. wood-carvers
  • 3. a 4. 12. lace-makers

Opening time:

  • daily 9.00-18.00
  • 24. and 31. 12. 2016 – 9.00-14.00
  • 25. 12. 2016 and 1. 1. 2017 – 13.00-18.00

Fees:

  • full 70 CZK
  • children and seniors 35 CZK

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