November Holidays and Events in Prague
November 17th is the anniversary of the Velvet Revolution. This is a significant event in the modern history of our republic. This revolution was responsible for the overthrowing of the Communist party in Czechoslovakia and there emerged a new chapter of our republic on November 17th 1989 (this could be also seen as the next chapter of democratic republic). Unfortunately visitors to Prague are not aware of the reminders of our recent history (which is important to give a complete view of this period). For example, Prague’s Cafe Slavia was a famous haunt of Vaclav Havel, who became the first president after the Velvet Revolution. If you’re looking for more information about this day (17th November 1989), visit the Communism Museum and the Monument to Jan Palach and Jan Zajic.
The Monument to Jan Palach and Jan Zajic; Communism Museum
The Monument to Jan Palach and Jan Zajic were students who set themselves on fire in protest of the Soviet occupation of Prague in the 1960s. Prague’s Communism Museum educates its visitors about the events that happened from 1948 to 1989.
Tips for Travel to Prague in November
December is associated with the Christmas season in Prague, but if you arrive in Prague at the end of November, you may be able to see some pre-Christmas preparations on Old Town Square or shop with early-bird vendors selling Czech Christmas ornaments and souvenirs. So you can feel the atmosphere of Christmas time but without all the hustle and bustle of Christmas season in December. Prague in November is not only associated with the anniversary of the Velvet Revolution but also with pre-Christmas preparations and atmosphere that you can enjoy with your family or with your friends.