The Ride of the Kings 2016 in Vlčnov

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The Ride of the Kings, a folklore festival, is Vlčnov’s greatest cultural event, and its significance reaches beyond the borders of the Czech Republic. Vlčnov’s festivities, featuring the Ride of the Kings, are held every year on the last Sunday of May. The original Ride of the Kings ranks among the oldest European folk customs and its uninterrupted tradition dates back to the year 1808; Napoleon Bonaparte had won the Battle of Austerlitz three years before and was in the process of preparing his campaign against Russia.
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