Prague Easter Markets 2017

April 1 - April 23, 2017
Old Town Square (Staroměstské náměstí) & Wenceslas Square (Václavské náměstí)
10 a.m. - 8 p.m. daily; food stands open daily until midnight

April 1 - April 17, 2017
Náměstí Míru (Peace Square)
10 a.m. - 7 p.m. daily

The annual Prague Easter markets (velikonoční trhy) are popular with both locals and foreign visitors who stream to Prague during the Easter holidays. The markets usually run for about three weeks, starting two weeks before Easter Sunday and stretching for one more week after Easter. They are open every day of the week.

Easter market on Old Town Square in Prague
Easter market on Old Town Square in Prague

The largest Prague Easter markets are those on the Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square. Both town squares are full of stands decorated with colorful ribbons, birch tree twigs, flowers and beautifully painted Easter eggs. Birch trees that symbolize Easter and the spring adorn both town squares.

Painting Easter EggsBesides enjoying the festive atmosphere, visitors of Prague Easter markets can buy traditional Easter items and decorations, crafts and gifts, and enjoy watching skilled Czech craftsmen and craftswomen make traditional Easter pomlázkas and paint Easter eggs that are then sold in the stands.

Refreshments
Food stands offer refreshments including old Czech specialties and traditional Easter foods that cannot be found at other times of the year.

Entertainment
From about 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily, visitors can also enjoy watching children's choirs, dance groups, folk bands and other performances on the Old Town Square.

Other Markets
In addition to the large Easter markets on Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square, smaller markets are often held in other locations around the Prague historical center.