The traditional St. Martin’s Day festivities will fill the Upper and Lower Squares in Olomouc at the weekend. Visitors can look forward to tastings of young wines and grilled delicacies, a cultural program, a fire show and the arrival of Martin on a white horse.
The main program at Horní náměstí starts on Saturday at 11 a.m., when Martin is expected to arrive on a white horse. At exactly 11 hours and 11 minutes, the blessing of the wine will take place.
“There will be dulcimer music playing all day. Various delicacies will be sold at the stalls, such as goose legs on the grill. In the main big tent, there will be a tasting of Svatomartinské and other young wines from ten wineries,” invited Monika Řehulková on behalf of the organizing company Kulturní Olomouc. On Saturday, the event on Horní náměstí will take place from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and on Sunday until 8 p.m.
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The sale of St. Martin’s and young wines with a rich musical program and tastings will also take place on Dolní náměstí, where St. Martin’s Olomouc is organized by the Olomouc Wine Company. The opening is on Saturday at 11 a.m., when Martin will arrive on a white horse and the Hejčínan ensemble will perform. During the afternoon, the program includes the Bobule choir, the Hamanaca acoustic trio and a fire show at 7 p.m.
On Sunday, the group PANAQ, Lubomír Vlna Vlňka, Matěj Plíhal and Cimbal Hell Band will play on Dolní náměstí. Sunday’s program culminates in a fire show at 7 p.m. On both days, wines from 21 wineries from Moravia and young wines from Austria will be tasted. There will also be a special menu.
Program on Dolní náměstí
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It will also be celebrated in style on Saturday at the Castle Square in Velká Bystřice. Sales of wines and specialties will begin at 3 p.m. Half an hour later, the attempt to break the Czech record called Most toasting Martins and Martins in one place begins.
At 5:00 p.m., a lantern procession leaves the school yard towards the Castle Square, and at 5:30 p.m. there will be a St. Martin’s performance followed by a fire show ending with fireworks. The organizers also invite you to famous rolls, young wines, local specialties, a benefit sale of glasses and a goose zoo corner.
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