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Prague Pride

 

In August of every year, Prague is taken over by rainbow flags, glitter, and cute boys in pink shorts. The pride movement had humble beginnings in the Czech Republic starting in 2008 in Brno (one of the largest cities in Moravia) with just a few hundred people; unfortunately there were clashes with extreme right wing groups who attempted to crash the party. Today the pride parade is a huge event held in Prague (since 2011) with widespread support and an international and local crowd.

Prague Pride is a week-long festival offering a wide variety of cultural events and parties, culminating with the pride parade held downtown.

The parade and and subsequent festivities is completely free.

When: August 8-14, 2016 (pride parade is 13 August)

Cost: Parade is free!

Web: http://www.praguepride.cz/