Navalis water celebrations expected to attract thousands

The annual Navalis water celebrations held in commemoration of St Jan of Nepomuk will take place on the Vltava in the vicinity of Charles Bridge on Tuesday evening.

The Baroque-era celebrations, which were renewed in 2009, includes a boat regatta with richly decorated gondolas from Venice, parachutists who land on the Vltava River and a concert on a barge.

The celebrations start with a mass at St. Vitus Cathedral and end with a fireworks display. The popular event annually attracts thousands of visitors from at home and abroad.