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Ride of the Kings in the south-east of the Czech Republic

UNESCO: Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity - 2011 URL: http://www.unesco.org/culture/ich/RL/00564 Description: The Ride of the Kings is an annual procession associated with the Christian feast of Pentecost in four small towns in south-eastern Czech Republic. An entourage of chanters, pageboys, the King and his royal cavalcade parade through town dressed in traditional costumes and riding decorated horses, stopping along the way to chant rhymes that comment humorously on the character and conduct of spectators who in turn give monetary gifts for a good performance. The specific practices and responsibilities of the event are transmitted from generation to generation. Country(ies): Czech Republic ? 2010 by National Institute of Folk Culture Duration: 00:09:52 - Support: Video tape (DV) (0056400004)
Length: 09:56

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