Grape harvesting celebrations

Grape harvesting celebrations took place in Prague’s Vinohrady district over the weekend with wine growers offering the public a taste of burčák –young fermenting wine that is high on sugar and low on alcohol. The annual burčák festivities traditionally include a procession in period costumes, a knights’ tournament, a historical market, medieval music, dances, amateur theatre performances and plenty of opportunities to sample and buy the young semi-fermented wine. The grand finale comes with a display of fireworks.