Masopust celebrations underway

Foto: ČTK /  David Taneček

The Masopust Carneval celebrations (the Czech Mardi Gras) marking the beginning of Lent kicked off at Veselý Kopec in the Chrudim region at the weekend. The colourful costumes and rituals accompanying the event are on the UNESCO List of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Photo: ČTK/David Taneček

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